Patrick Mpiima Kibirango, the Allied Health Professionals Council registrar, has cautioned medical graduates to be exemplary in their work in order to uplift the profession.
Kibirango made the remarks recently during the graduation ceremony for more than 300 medics of St Elizabeth Institute of Health Professionals.
"The medical profession is one of the most revered in the world but some unscrupulous elements are denting the image in form of corruption, unethical conduct and negligence," he said. "Uganda needs a generation of medics who are respected in all walks of life. So, I urge you to be exemplary while executing your duties."
Meanwhile, Steven Musoke, the deputy principal of the institute, noted that they dedication is still a challenge for some medical students. "It takes a focused mind to succeed in the medical profession because there is no room for error but some students lack the motivation to succeed, something that needs to be addressed," he said.
"I'm glad that here, we are offering every student with a dream in medical practice a chance to start from the certificate level up to the diploma. Some have even gone ahead to do their PhDs and succeeded in the profession."