Liaquat Medical College holds second convocation

Karachi:May 12:Eighty-three medical graduates of the Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College were awarded the MBBS degrees by the Vice Chancellor of Karachi University Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser at a colourful ceremony held at the Convention Centre Auditorium on Saturday.
This group is the second class (2013), graduating for the MBBS degree of the Liaquat National Medical College established in August 2007.
The ceremony was witnessed by the proud parents of the medical graduates, members of the governing body of Liaquat National Hospital, dignitaries and faculty members, dressed in the traditional regalia, and senior management staff.
The highlight of the ceremony was the Wajid Ali Shah Medal for Best Graduate (Best Overall Academic Performance Over Five Years), which was awarded to Dr Fawad Shahid along with a cash award of Rs 350,000.
This award has been introduced in the memory of (late) Wajid Ali Shah who was the founder President of the Liaquat National Hospital.
Dr Fawad Shahid was also awarded the merit award for the 1st position for Final Year MBBs. Dr Faiza Hassan received the merit award for 2nd position and Dr Arsalan Ahmed Abro received the merit award for the 3rd position.
These merit awards were presented by Vice Chancellor KU Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser and included a cash award of Rs 100,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively.

Besides, special awards were presented to Dr Rehan Rais who received the Medical Director’s Medal for Best Male Graduate, presented by Dr Salman Faridi, Medical Director of the Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College and to Dr Maria Tariq Siddiqui who was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Best Female Graduate by Prof Dr Amir Ali Shoro, Dean & Principal of Liaquat National Medical College.

Syed Shahid Ali, President LNH governing body, congratulated the graduates for their accomplishments and urged them to remain committed to their profession.
Dr Salman Faridi advised the young doctors to look at themselves as “healers” rather than just doctors. He told the graduates that the LNH&MC Alumini Association has been established which would enable them to keep in touch with their alma mater and classmates.

He shared his vision of seeing them as future custodians of the institution holding leadership positions at the hospital and medical college, which should also be part of their career goals.The news.