The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Service would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all four (4) of our returning medical doctors after the completion of studies at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad. Congratulations is extended to Dr. Tayla Greene, Dr. Jakera Jean Joseph, Dr. Royelle Robinson and Dr. Raven Saunders at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus Jamaica of whom have successfully completed their studies in the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Degree Programme.
The Ministry would also like to salute Dr. Gene Chibu Otuonye who completed his (MBBS) programme followed by his one-year internship in 2016 and is currently undergoing his specialty training in New Jersey.
The MBBS Degree Programme is a medical undergraduate programme providing a board education for the study of health and disease. In addition to medical training, students experience university life and the beginnings of professional development in preparation for a career in Medicine.
The award of the UWI medical degree entitles graduates to be registered with the medical councils of the English speaking Caribbean for internship and for later independent practice or specialist training.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Government a contributing territory with the University of the West Indies enjoys the privilege of economic cost in sponsoring our scholarship recipients to any of the University of the West Indies campuses. The University of the West Indies is one of the Ministry of Education regional institutions on our recommended list.
It is indeed a culmination with great pride that these Graduates and their parents must feel in their children finally accomplishing this honour which Graduates, and their parents had envisioned for a long time.
The Minister of Education, Hon. Karen Malcolm expresses her delight and profound joy for these young persons of the soil of whom has done their country, parents and family proud. She stated that; “It gives me great pride when our young people dare to dream and recognizes that dreams can come through with hard work, dedication, determination and discipline and today we salute our medical graduates.”
The Pledge Ceremony was held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 with the official 2018 Graduation Ceremony to commence in November of this year at the Mona Campus in Jamaica.