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Sat, Nov

Sixty-five graduate from University of Cape Coast Medical School

Some of the students being robbed in the white coats

The University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS) has held its 8th White Coat ceremony for 65 medical students of the school.

The ceremony involves a formal robing of students in a doctor’s professional wear, the white coat, to prepare them for their clinical training.


The Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council, Dr Eli Kwasi Atikpui, advised the students to be disciplined in their chosen profession.

He said as students, they must humble themselves and be respectful during their clinical training to enable them to learn and gain the necessary skills and experience needed for their practice.

Dr Atikpui further urged the students to develop cordial relationships with their patients and always give their best in their practice.


He commended the UCCSMS for the training being offered, stressing that their products were the best among Medical and Dental schools in the country in terms of performance and attitude to work.

The Dean of UCCSMS, Professor Francis Ofie, admonished the student doctors to be courteous, hardworking and time- conscious in their work.


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Joseph Ampiah Ghartey, also charged the students to commit themselves to excellence by upholding the tenets of their oath.

The Central Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr Samuel Quarshie, called on the students to be humble and learn from their lecturers, colleagues and seniors as they went about their practical training.