A five-day Orientation began on Monday, 24th January 2022 for freshmen and women admitted into the 2021/2022 Academic Year Undergraduate Medical Program at the Telemedicine Hall of the Family Health Medical School (FHMS).
The new students were introduced to the Institution’s culture, the norms of a medical school, the Management and Faculty’s expectations from them, and the relevant administrative services available to students.
Welcoming the students, the Founder of the Family Health University College, Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume encouraged the students to take advantage of both human and material resources at their disposal at FHMS to excel in their medical education.
He said, “Faculty was ever ready to assist each student to develop his or her potential to the fullest”. Again, he encouraged team-based learning and co-cooperativeness among the students.
On her part, the Registrar of the Family Health University College, Mrs. Rita Kaine, admonished the students to adhere to all rules and regulations governing the institution.
Additionally, she reminded the students of the prestige and honour attached to the profession they had chosen, and must therefore endeavour to appear and to dress-up as such. With COVID-19 raging on, she advised the students to strictly adhere to all protocols instituted by the Institution for their own safety and the University community as a whole.
Executives of the Medical Students Association led by, Miss Jemimah Eleojo Ekele also welcomed the new students to FHMS, they encouraged them to embrace new expectations, make new friends and commit to making the most of their time at FHMS.
Also in attendance at the opening ceremony were: Dr. Charles E. Fleischer-Djoleto, Dean of Family Health Medical School; Dr. Emmanuel K. Labram, Director for Academic and Students Affairs: Professor Stephen Asante-Poku, Head of Biochemistry Department; Dr. Bernice Woananu. Head of Medicine & Therapeutics Department; Dr. Omobolanle Ozoya, Director of Quality Assurance and Head of Child Health Department; and Madam Frances Lomoko, Matron, Family Health Hospital.
This year’s Six-Year Undergraduate Medical Program had students drawn from various Private and Public Senior High Schools and from other African countries.