The Faculty of Medicine at Beirut Arab University celebrated the graduation of the residents who have completed their specialty training in the affiliated hospitals.
The ceremony that was broadcasted through social media channels enabling their families to watch it, was subject to the precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic imposed and was organized according to the health and social distancing guidelines and standards set by the university.
The batch included 43 doctors who are specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, General Surgery ,Internal Medicine , Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Anesthesia and Reanimation , Cardiology, Nephrology, Urology ,Pulmonary and ICU, Psychiatry and Hematology.
After the Lebanese National Anthem and the university’s Anthem, the Master of Ceremony, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dr. Issam Shaarani, delivered his speech: “An exceptional ceremony, in exceptional circumstances, in the light of a pandemic that shook all countries of the world and put all health systems facing a real test. It showed the world that white armies are more capable of defending people than military armies.”
"It is our pride that this ceremony brought together doctors who stood in the front lines facing this pandemic and did not hesitate a moment to perform their duties despite all the difficulties and dangers. It is our honor to have our partners in training our graduate doctors; the hospital directors who are still standing in the service and protection of our society despite the stifling economic crisis that rocked the country attend this ceremony.”
The graduate doctor, Dr. Ali Al-Askar, referred in the graduates’ speech,“ Lebanon, my beloved country, which is witnessing the most difficult conditions needs us to stand hand in hand to raise it where all of us should stand together away from ignorance, underdevelopment, extremism and sectarianism. ”
He added, “My fellow graduates, I am very proud to speak on behalf of you to renew the pledge to be loyal to this university, which we are proud to be among its students and strive to raise its name. We will judge by our professional conscience and preserve people's dignity in addition that we always be a means of divine mercy and that our lives are a source of our faith in secret and public."
In her speech, the Dean of Faculty of Medicine Professor Najlaa Mashaal, congratulated graduates, pointing out that "qualitative development and continuous updates in specialization programs in line with international standards are real challenges facing us all at this stage. You are entrusted to deal with the challenges of this age such as medical and scientific techniques, in a way that guarantees the patient’s safety in a way that preserves his human rights. "
At the end of the ceremony, the physicians were granted their certificates after performing the Hippocrates Oath.