The Zambia Medical Association on Friday, 19th March,2021 welcomed 51 doctors into the medical profession. The induction ceremony was held as a hybrid at Lusaka Apex Medical University Campus (LAMU) in Chalala, Lusaka with a few students in physical attendance but most virtual.
The Minister of Health (MoH) was represented by Director -Clinical Care and Diagnostic Services (DCCDS), Dr. Alex Makupe. ZMA was represented by ZMA Secretary General, Dr. Masiku Phiri. The Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU) was led by LAMU Chief Executive Officer -Professor Peter Mwaba. In attendance was also, LAMU Director Training and Clinical Services-Professor Tackson Lambert, Dean-Faculty of Medicine-Dr. Yotham Phiri and Dean of Students-Mr Siabwengo. The Health Professions Council of Zambia was represented by Director-Registration, Dr. Kawa Mmembe. ZMA Secretary General, Dr. Masiku led the new doctors in reciting the Hippocratic Oath and beseeched them to stay abreast of the ever changing global trends in medicine. HPCZ Director-Registration, Dr. Mmembe implored the doctors that adherence to the code of ethics is an essential ingredient for health practice. LAMU Director Training and Clinical Services-Professor Tackson Lambert counselled the new doctors to be patient centered caregivers as they embarked on a lifelong commitment and be objective in their duties. During his speech, MoH representative, Dr. Alex Makupe encouraged the new doctors to exhibit the right attitude towards patients as affirmed in the Hippocratic Oath.
ZMA congratulates the Doctors and wishes them well as they join the profession.