Professor Fr. Philip Gibbs

Future looks bright for DWU medical students

This is the pioneer batch of students who would be graduating next year to serve as doctors in rural hospitals.

Half of the 19 MBBS students who had been placed at the Modilon General Hospital in Madang were informed by the hospital management that they would have to discontinue their clinical placement due to the scaling down of hospital services because of the Coronavirus State of Emergency.

Upon this decision, it appeared that students, even those in Kundiawa, would have to withdraw from clinical placements and return next year to complete their program.

Media’s role in voicing GBV issues

This was the message during the Divine Word University Media Freedom Day celebrations by DWU vice president of research and higher degrees, Professor Fr. Philip Gibbs.

In his speech titled ‘GBV (Gender-based violence): Getting the message across’, he said those giving reports should consider the type of language used, and beliefs and actions desired.

He added that it was not just a matter of exposing the situation to communities, but to find approaches to engage them in ways that make a difference.