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NCU pins hopes on med tech students

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Mandeville-based Northern Caribbean University (NCU) celebrated 27 medical technology students at a recent pinning ceremony. This is held annually to celebrate the students’ transition into the clinical year of their studies, having completed all first- and second-year core and ­general-education courses.

One of the awardees, Aneka Messam, an aspiring clinical pathologist, expressed elation at making the transition into her ­fundamental year.

“It was very exciting being pinned. I felt very accomplished to know that I reached a milestone,” Messam said.

She recounted enduring long days and sleepless nights in her studies. However, she noted that NCU has equipped her with the requisite skills needed to reach this point.

“NCU has really given me that foundation needed to pursue my dreams. Medical technology is really good, and it is a course that you have to put your mind to. You have to work really hard. I am grateful to my ­lecturers and classmates who were patient with me and helped me to get this far,” Messam said.

NCU President Dr Lincoln Edwards ­congratulated the med tech students on their accomplishment, urging them to continue on this path of success.

Students have to meet all the requirements stipulated by the Department of Medical Technology and apply to be pinned before taking part in the ceremony. The event was held under the theme ‘One Blood, One Unit: Innovators of Medical Technology’. The ­students are expected to graduate in 2020.