The Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FKIK UMY) hosted their 63rd doctor Hippocratic Oath-Taking Ceremony on Wednesday (23/10) in the UMY Sportorium Building. The oath-taking ceremony was attended by the Chairman of Muhammadiyah, Chairwoman of Aisyiyah, Deputy Chairman of Yogyakarta’s Indonesian Doctor Association (IDI DIY), a Representative of Muhammadiyah’s Higher Education, Research, and Development Committee, the UMY Vice Rector of Academics, the Dean of FKIK, as well as the families of the graduates.
Prof. Dr. Haedar Nashir, M.Si., the Chairman of Muhammadiyah implored the new doctors of FKIK UMY to become doctors with akhlakul karimah, the will to create a good character with integrity and ethics to perform their duties as a doctor, especially for national and religious integrity. “I would like to congratulate the newly sworn doctors, and I hope that you will become noble and professional doctors that can serve the nation and its people,” He stated.
Haedar also implored the new doctors to become doctors who can stay true to the goals of Muhammadiyah and give their all to the public. “Khairukum anfa ahum linnas: The best you can be is to be useful to others. This is especially true to doctors, for they will have to serve the nation,” He stated.
dr. Dewi Irawati, M.Kes, the IDI DIY Representative also said a few words to the new doctors of FKIK UMY. She thinks that this ceremony is a first step for new doctors to practice what they have been taught to the public, as per Decree Number 20 of year 2013 regarding doctor education which stated that any doctor profession needs to be complemented with a year-long internship program in any hospital or health centers. To that end, she implored the new doctors of UMY to use their knowledge as best as they can to help the public. “In addition to applying what they have learned, doctors need to value professionalism and ethics, as doctors are meant to help patients by giving the best service according to the ethics code and the patient’s well-being,” she stated.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ir. Sukanta, MT., IPM, the Vice-Rector of Academics stated that doctors should be honest, trustworthy, and always pay attention to the patients. “Be useful to each other, become doctors that are willing to serve the public. Service is one of the core pillars of Muhammadiyah, so serve as doctors in Muhammadiyah,” He explained.
The 63rd FKIK UMY Ceremony sworn in 135 new doctors from 177 participants of Doctor Education Profession Competence Test (UKMPPD). The test is comprised of two parts, a Computer-Based Test and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The participant that performed the best on the CBT was dr. Nesya Ayu T with a score of 90, while dr. Hasna Sajida reached the top of the OSCE test with a score of 42.25. The best graduate was dr. Nadia Salsabila with a GPA of 3.97. (Sofia)