The University of Nicosia Medical School celebrated the third graduation of doctors in Cyprus with a ceremony held at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre in Nicosia on 5 May. Attended by parents and guests from across the globe the event saw 81 students graduating from three different medical programmes: the St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine – Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS); the University of Nicosia Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine; and the St George’s, University of London Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education.

Presentation Ceremony
– Address by Professor Andreas Charalambous, Executive Dean, Medical School

– Address by Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, Rector, University of Nicosia

– Address by Professor Jenny Higham, Principal, St George’s, University of London

– The MBBS Graduands were presented by Dr Adonis Ioannides, MBBS Course Director

– Professor Peter Kopelman was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) honoris causa. Introduction by Dr Joseph Joseph, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

– The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education Graduands were presented by Professor Peter McCrorie, Chair, Department of Medical Education

– The Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine Graduands were presented by Dr Ourania Kolokotroni, MSc in Family Medicine Programme Director

– Professor Zeev Rotstein was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) honoris causa. Introduction by Dr Panos Economou, Chair, Department of Surgery

– Message of Congratulations from the Faculty and Keynote Speech by Professor David Haslam, Professor of General Practice and Chairman of NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK

– The Hippocratic Oath will be recited by graduands of the MBBS programme led by Professor Jenny Higham