The joint Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Medicine and Marmara University “International Medicine Program” is proud to have given its first graduates in the 2017-2018 Academic Year Spring Semester. A total of 169 graduates threw their caps at a graduation ceremony that took place in İstanbul Beykoz Kundura on Monday, the 25th of June 2018. The said ceremony was attended by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Marmara University Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Arat, EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Dr. Hakan Gündüz, Vice Rectors, academic staff, students and parents.
“We Have Left Behind a Successful 6 Year Period”
Before the ceremony commenced a graduation cake was cut and 169 students entered the hall with music. Delivering an opening speech after the students took their places on stage EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam indicated that they have left behind a successful 6 year period. “We formed this collaboration with Marmara University to train better doctors. We are graduating our first students. We are here today to celebrate together reaping the rewards of this collaboration. Our students are very happy and I haven’t received any negative feedback during the past 6 years.”
Expressing that they are trying to place EMU amongst the world’s best universities Prof. Dr. Osam stated “We have managed to do this over the last three years. We rank 101st in the young university rankings and 4th in Turkey”. In the world university rankings we rank 600th out of 25 thousand universities. We value quality. This is our biggest goal.”
“We Managed to Feature on World University Medicine Rankings”
Indicating that they are very proud EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora noted: “We needed to compete with medicine faculties from both the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and South Cyprus. We managed to do this. Our managers, directors, students and their families believed in us. Whilst graduating our first students we are proud to feature on the world university medicine rankings. Our students earned the right to take exams in America, Canada and Australia. For this reason as the founding dean I am very proud and excited. Our students are going to bring good health and solve problems all over the world.”
“Very Important Program”
“Providing information about the program, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Dr. Hakan Gündüz said the following: “We are producing the first graduates of the Marmara University-EMU joint program we started in the 2012-2013 Academic Year. 22 of our students will be graduating from this program. At the same time today we will be carrying out Marmara University Faculty of Medicine’s 30th Term Graduation. A total of 169 esteemed students are taking the first steps towards their careers. The first three years of their courses were delivered at EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Medicine. Most of the courses were delivered by Marmara University Faculty of Medicine academic staff that travelled everyday by plane. Their practical education was received at Marmara University Faculty of Medicine. This is a very important program in terms of international relations.”