The Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) Winnie Scott McDonald has urged the over 21 graduates of the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA) to exhibit positive attitudes and make the institution proud.
Established in 1945 through the effort and cooperation of the then Liberia National Public Health Services, now Ministry of Health, and the United States Mission, the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts currently operates four programs including the School of Environmental health, School of Midwifery, School of Physician Assistant, and the School of Professional Nursing. Addressing the institute 61st commencement exercise at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship in Monrovia over the weekend, Dr. McDonald said the graduation signifies a positive step in the forward march of the country’s health sector. “At every calendar year, we see a group of young minds eager to become professional heath care workers. In addition, some three years ago we saw our young professionals come in stripes and going through training programs and tutorialship, and it is a manifestation of what they have become today. “That gives all of us an exceptional degree of pride and joy because we always know that we have accomplished something at the end of every year,” she stated. As part of efforts to improve the learning outcome of students, Dr. McDonald disclosed that the University of Liberia, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Medical Center and the TNIMA, has introduced a four-year degree-granting program in the College of Health and Life Sciences - leading to a B.Sc. in Nursing and B.Sc. in Midwifery. The program will allow students to transfer and supplement credits from the TNIMA to the University of Liberia through the College of Science and Technology as well as the Medical School.