Muscat, Sept 25
National University of Science and Technology organised a White Coat Ceremony for (MD) Doctor of Medicine students of the College of Medicine/
Dr P Mohamed Ali, Chairman, University Executive Board, National University of Sciences and Technology, was the chief Guest.
Dr Ali Bin Soud al Bimani , Vice-Chancellor; Dr Salim Khamis al Araimi, Deputy Vice- Chancellor; MP Nair, Chief Financial officer; Nizam Adin Ahmed, Assistant Vice–Chancellor; Dr Mohammed al Zadjali, Member of Majlis Ash'Shura in Sohar; deans of faculties at the university, and officials of the Ministry of Health were present in the ceremony.
Dr Al Bimani welcomed the dignitaries after the arrival of the procession. He also emphasised the role of doctors and the importance in the health care profession.
A total of 140 students received white coats marking their entry into practical training in medicine. This was followed by the presentation of Certificate awards by Dr Al Arimi.
The College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the National University of Science and Technology is the first private medical school licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman. It is affiliated with the West Virginia University, USA, and in addition to the Omani students, many students from the GCC and other foreign countries are studying in the College.
The University operates across four campuses in Oman. The College of Engineering is located at Al Hail; the College of Medicine at Sohar; The School of Foundation Studies at Airport Heights; and the College of Pharmacy together with the University offices at Baushar.
The promoters of National University of Science & Technology envision the University to become internationally recognized and renowned for its excellence in education & research, driven by social values. The University will endeavor to carry its mission of transforming students into global citizens with quest for knowledge and its application for the betterment of society. The promoters firmly believe that the National University is destined to reach new vistas of excellence in science & technology and that it will remain to be seen as an icon of higher education and research in the Sultanate of Oman.