Med Intro 2022

December 05, 2022

Med-Intro 2022, an orientation programme and white coat-donning ceremony for the new batch of MBBS students of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, was held on Monday, December 5, 2022, at the Dr TMA Pai International Convention Centre. The chief guest was Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. Dr Dilip G. Naik, Pro Vice Chancellor, Mangalore Campus, MAHE, Manipal, and Dr M. Venkatraya Prabhu, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health Sciences, MAHE, Manipal, were the guests of honour.

Dr B. Unnikrishnan, dean of KMC, Mangalore, gave the welcome address. Lt. Gen. Dr M. D. Venkatesh in his address, stated the importance of humility as they gain knowledge and progress in their profession. 

This was followed by the release of the information booklet and calendar by the Pro Vice Chancellors.

The main programme of the day was the white coat-donning ceremony. The dignitaries and faculty members of KMC, Mangalore, donned the white coats on the new batch of students that marked their entrance into the medical profession. The students later took an oath, administered by Dr Suresh Shetty, Associate Dean, in which they swore to uphold medical ethics in their practice. The vote of thanks was given by Dr Shrikala Baliga, Associate Dean, KMC Mangalore. The students were then oriented to the academics, research, library, hostel, and other student support facilities in the college by the staff members.

The classes for the MBBS batch of 2022 at KMC, Mangalore, commenced on November 16, 2022, with a meet-and-greet session followed by the foundation course, as mandated by the National Medical Commission.