Unpad Waived Tuition for Medicine Study to Rebuild Physicians Dedication Pride

[Unpad.ac.id, 1/08/2016] Prospective new students of Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran of Bachelor of Medicine and Program Specialist Education Academic Year 2016/2017 together with their parents signed Letter of Work Commitment at Auditorium Teaching Hospital Unpad Jln. Eijckman No. 38, Bandung, Monday (01/08).

Rektor Unpad, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad, menyaksikan penandatanganan Surat Perjanjian Ikatan Kerja bagi calon mahasiswa program studi Pendidikan Dokter dan Program Pendidikan Dokter Spesialis Fakultas Kedokteran Unpad di Auditorium Rumah Sakit Pendidikan Unpad, Senin (1/08). (foto oleh: Tedi Yusup)

Rector, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad, witnessed the signing of Letter of Work Commitment for prospective students of Medical Education and Medical Education Program Specialist at the Auditorium of Faculty of Medicine Unpad Teaching Hospital, Monday (1/08). (Photo by Tedi Yusup)

The signing of the letter was a follow up of the program of manpower distribution of physicians and specialist doctors in the entire territory of Indonesia. Through the program, Unpad waived the Unpad Single Tuition (UKT) for Medical Education and Specialist Doctors starting the academic year 2016/2017.

The signing ceremony was attended by Rector, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad, Dean of Faculty Dr. Yoni Fuadah Syukriani, dr., M.Sc., SPF, DFM, and Director of Education Unpad Prof. Dr. Budi Setiabudiawan. In the presence of parents and prospective students, Rector said the reason tuition waive program was not merely to distribute Specialist Physician and Physician to the area. The program was intended to rebuild physicians dedication pride.

“Without the signing of the agreement or earlier, the dedication has already been visible,” said Rector.

The high cost of medical education usually means “investment” for some people to get a balanced result when viewed from the economic angle. This often made the medicine practice became distorted from the actual attitude of doctor dedication.

This factor was the reason Unpad tried to waive tuition of all the doctor and specialist doctor education. Unpad has applied the same dedication impulse into the curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine.

“We are determined to earnestly produce an special doctor. With this education process we are building a special model of education. We expose them to the challenges of real dedication, “he explained.

Fak Kedokteran 2016 -tediTherefore, Rector said the new applicants must be prepared with the education model. Rector also said that Unpad will not issue diplomas to those who are not ready for dedication. “One’s not going to be a doctor because his/her diplomas will not be issued,” he added.

This work commitment letter, continued Rector, is the legal basis of the implementation of the program. However, in the nature of education and the practice of medicine is actually exceeded the legal basis.

“We are already governed by ethics,” said Rector.

In relation to the distribution location, Rector said that all parts of Indonesia would be the distribution locations. It is based on the need for a doctor and specialist doctor in the region.

“We are ready to be relocated anywhere. I am sure you all are ready,” said Rector.

At the signing ceremony, each candidate received two copies of Work Commitment Letter signed by parents and candidate. This letter is a direct agreement between the Rector, parents/guardians, and students.

In the 2016/2017 academic year, the faculty admitted 125 new students from SNMPTN, 140 new students from SBMPTN, and 110 new students of Specialist Program. *

Reported by Arief Maulana / eh