The 2005 graduates of the College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL) have donated items, including training mannequins for medical students.
They also organised career fair for the students worth N2.6 million.
Speaking at their reunion dinner at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island, Dr Omolabake Okunubi, a Medical Scientist with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said the alumni saw the need to give back to their alma mater having realised some of the gains of Medical practice after graduation.
She said the idea of the reunion was to meet colleagues again after 10 years of graduation and exchange ideas on ways to move the nation’s health sector forward.
Okunubi, who noted that about 400 students were trained at the fair, said: “One of the things we are doing is to organise a career fair for medical students in the College on prospects of medical practice which we were not privy to until we graduated from the College. Some of the students don’t know what next after graduation, so this informed the title of the career fair: ‘After Medical School, What Next?’”
Dr Ini Usoro, an occupational physician with IBM, Lagos, said students must add value to their degrees while still in school.
“Medical knowledge can be applied to any field. I want to advise those young ones coming behind us not to leave the College with the degree alone but with something extra such as the desire to make a difference wherever they find themselves. They should strive to be solutions and create change in their environment,” he said.
By: Adeola Ogunlade
The Nation News
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