Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty 2020-2021 Academic Year Opening Ceremony and the First Lecture of the Year was held at EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty on Monday, 12 October, 2020 at 09:00 a.m.. Among notable names who attended the ceremony which the students participated online were EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın, Vice Rector for Social and Cultural Affairs Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu, Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora, Vice Dean Asst. Prof. Dr. Mümtaz Güran, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics retired academic staff member Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy and academicians.
“I Wish You All Success”
The ceremony started with a moment of silence and the Turkish National Anthem followed by the screening of EMU’s and the faculty’s promotional films and opening speeches. The opening speeches were made by Dr. Fazıl Küçük Medicine Faculty, 3rd Year Student Representative Fatma Şigan, Dean Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora and Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın. 3rd Grade Student Representative Fatma Şigan stated that she is very happy to be witnessing this beautiful moment with new students and stated that they will receive education in a supportive and warm environment. Şigan advised new students to work hard, but not to forget their social lives in this process. Dean Prof. Dr. Gökçora stated that they are very pleased to witness 43 students’ first step into medicine and said, “I congratulate you for choosing EMU. Although we are saddened that we cannot do this ceremony face to face, we are holding it online to protect your health. You start a long and difficult journey with this white coat. Medicine requires lifelong learning. From this moment you put on your white coat, your medical life, during which you will stick to the Hippocrates oath, begins. I wish you all success. ”
“You Will All Become Good Doctors”
In his speech at the ceremony, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın stated that he is proud to share the excitement of the new students and said, “I want to congratulate you first. It is not easy to gain admission to this program. I believe that you will all become good doctors after you receive high quality education in our faculty. EMU is a state university. Our university was established for students to receive quality education, to conduct research and to serve the society, thanks to the important support of the Republic of Turkey. In our every move following our university’s establishment, we have received the support of Turkey. As in the past, EMU will continue to maintain its good reputation with its success and quality education and will provide important services to our society. I wish you every success. ”
Following the opening speeches, the traditional White Coat Ceremony was held online. The ceremony ended after Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Physics Department retired academic staff member Prof. Dr. Mustafa Halilsoy's first lecture titled "The Most Fundamental Building Block of the Universe: Information". Stating that information is the most fundamental building block in the universe, Prof. Dr. Halilsoy emphasized that in order to leave a trace, it is necessary to turn ideas into production and put them into action. At the same time, he stated that physics and mathematics are the main sources for reaching important information in the field of medicine. At the end of the ceremony, Rector Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın and Dean Prof. Dr. Gökçora presented Prof. Dr. Halilsoy a plaque of appreciation.