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New Delhi: Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) today organised an impressive ceremony to mark the formal entry of third-year dental undergraduates into the dental clinics.
JMI Vice-Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar was the Chief Guest at the first ‘White Coat Ceremony’ where Dr. Devyani Khobragade, IFS, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, Registrar JMI Mr. A.P. Siddiqui (IPS) were Guests of Honour.
The ceremony involved the formal adorning of “white coats” by third-year undergraduate dental students as a symbol of their progression towards patient care and entry into the dental clinics.
The ceremony was enriched with lectures targeted towards the overall development of students with topics ranging from communication skills, ethics, compassion towards patients to gender equality and the right to work with dignity.
Dr. Poonam Loomba, Professor of Microbiology at MAMC, New Delhi; Dr Arvinder Singh, Consultant Orthodontist from Lucknow and Dr. Bulbul Dhar, Professor of Political science, JMI were the guest speakers for the event.
Speaking on the occasion the Vice-Chancellor advised the students to listen to the patients patiently, maintain their privacy and treat them with a smiling face.