11 December 2012

Eritrea: Orotta School of Medicine and Dental Medicine Nurturing Up-to-Standard Professionals - Sudanese External Examiners

Asmara — A number of external examiners from Geziera University, Republic of Sudan, said that Orotta School of Medicine and Dental Medicine is nurturing up-to-standard professionals.

The academicians who have been supervising the batch comprising 40 students engaged in internship indicated that the academic scrutiny involved theoretical and practical examinations, and that they are satisfied with the students' level of competence.

Prof. Ali Haboor, Dean of Medicine Faculty in Gezira University, and Dr. Fawzia Yusuf, a Pediatrician, asserted that graduates from Orotta School of Medicine and Dental Medicine fulfill the requirements for professional health personnel vis-à-vis international standards, thus demonstrating Eritrea's bright future in this regard.

Prof. Usman Kalafela, Dean of Applied Medical School in Gezira University, and Prof. Hashim Eltom, a Physician, on their part explained that the attained competence of the students is the outcome of the virtue of hard work on their part and their instructors, in addition to the curricular standard and the government's commitment to this end. Furthermore, they pointed out that the medical institute would make bold input in promoting the impact of the health sector upon graduating the first batch of dentists in 2014.

"The fact that 15 out of the 40 students are females attests to the growing role of women in the career, and the batch as a whole is admirable ethics-wise and in the mastery of the English language," stated Dr. Islam Saleh.

Likewise, Dr. Osman Hamid lauded the country's capability of nurturing competitive medical professionals in a short time, and stated that the growing capacity of the school should be exploited to the maximum extent so as to ensure the desired number of medical professionals in a relatively shorter time span.

Orotta School of Medicine and Dental Medicine, which was established in 2004, has so far graduated 3 batches.

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