ISLAMABAD - The convocation of 1st MBBS Batch of Fazaia Medical College, Islamabad campus was held at Main Auditorium of Air University, Islamabad on Thursday.

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu was the chief guest on this occasion, said a news release.

The Air Chief awarded gold, silver and bronze medals to the students who secured 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively in their professional examinations. Students who secured the highest marks in each subject were also awarded gold medals, whereas Dr Saad Azhar Malik was declared as the best graduate, who bagged 20 medals in MBBS.

The Air Chief congratulated the medical graduates and their parents on this significant and memorable day. He also lauded the efforts of administration and faculty of Fazaia Medical College for achieving a historic milestone.

While addressing the audience, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff appreciated the standard and quality of education being imparted at Fazaia Medical College, Islamabad.

He also envisioned that to stay among the group of top medical colleges, Fazaia Medical College will have to add innovative teaching and learning strategies that are helpful in clarifying complex medical concepts.

“Nano-technology, robotic surgery, personalized medicines and wide spectrum organ transplant are the hallmark of today’s health care system,” said the Air Chief. He also stressed that medical graduates need to upgrade their knowledge to meet the present day challenges faced by the health.

The convocation was attended by high ranking armed forces officials, senior members of the civil society, Vice Chancellors of medical universities, principals of private and civil medical colleges alongwith the parents of graduating students.