Universitas Airlangga has inaugurated another batch of medical specialists who are ready to serve in society. Being held in Hall of Faculty of Medicine, Campus A on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 119 students in the 134th batch of Medical Specialist Program were inaugurated by Dean of Medicine, Prof. Dr. dr. Soetojo, Sp.U online via Zoom.
The inauguration was attended by UNAIR Vice Rector for Academic, Student and Alumni Affairs Prof. Dr. Dra. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si, Director of UNAIR Hospital Prof. Dr. dr. Nasronudin, Sp.PD-KPTI., deans of with faculties, department leaders, and the President Director of Dr. Soetomo General Hospital, Dr. dr. Wahyuhadi.
In the inauguration ceremony, Prof. Dr. Dra. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, M.Si advised the medical specialists to optimize their potential, and play their roles as medical workers amid Covid-19 pandemic. Not only providing health services, but UNAIR Faculty of Medicine graduates through Universitas Airlangga Hospital, Dr. Soetomo General Hospital and the Institute for Tropical Disease can also carry out academic researches that can bring benefits to society.
“Congratulations on your success, this is something to be grateful for because not everyone has the same opportunities as all of you. This is the first step to continue the struggle and community service when returning to your regions,” she said.
She hoped that these medical specialists can continue to maintain the good reputation of the alma mater by carrying out the mandate and duties as medical specialists, consultants, and other professions. The success of UNAIR alumni in their respective regions will improve UNAIR’s employer reputation at the global level.
“Keep maintaining the friendship and good reputation of UNAIR in Indonesia and the world,” she said.
Meanwhile, on the same occasion, dr. Muhammad Miftahussurur, M.Kes., Sp.PD., Ph.D, as Vice Rector for Internationalization, Digitalization and Information was also inaugurated as Consultant for Gastroentero Hepatology. For his final research assignment, he succeeded in researching the bacteria in the human stomach which is also the cause of gastric cancer called Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylory has the ability to induce gastric cancer.
“I hope that after being inaugurated, my knowledge will be more useful and provide many positive things for society. In principle, dyspepsia or abdominal discomfort are the five most recent diseases that must get inpatient and outpatient treatments. So we need an analysis on the cause of this prevalent disease, “he said.
From the researches, it was also found that the prevalence of the disease was low enough that it was believed that there were other bacteria called gastric microbiota that cause the high prevalence. If we find a collection of microbiota or a collection of bacteria in the stomach, then doctors can provide alternative therapy different from the existing therapies,” he concluded.