Medical students

UPNG students gain medical experience on YWAM

The most recent group have just returned from serving in Western Province and will now embark on a patrol in Milne Bay waters.

The program is a partnership between UPNG and YWAM Medical Ships to provide medical students with rural health exposure and training opportunities.

Executive Program Manager, Dr Sarah Dunn, spoke of YWAM’s enthusiasm for the collaboration.

Medical students at Taurama continue boycott

The SMHS were supposed to resume classes today while the main campus next week however, Medfac has decided to continue with the boycott.

Male student representative Hermin Peamo says they’ll continue with this fight as they’ve come a long way and fought a good fight.

The leaders, including course leaders and members of the UPNG Student Representative Council, made the decision last night during a meeting.

“We have talked about all possible avenues regarding our academic studies and have decided that we will continue to stand in this fight.

Medical Faculty upgraded

With recent sponsorship from AusAid, the Faculty has benefitted from upgrades to its facilities. Administration executive officer Philip Modudula says the new facilities will contribute, and have  already contributed, to the increase in standards of the study programs for students at the faculty.

Mr Modudula said that the Medical Faculty had often been mistaken as being an institute separate from the University of Papua New Guinea, and has had its budget cut by the university as a result of receiving the AusAid donations.