By Sarah Saad
Probationary Marine Lieutenant Muhammad Sami Mahmoud, top second in the Naval College, said joining the Naval College is a great honour, sending a message to everyone who wants to join the college to work hard so that he can achieve his goal and work on developing his skills, because the Egyptian military is a great honour.
“We are grateful that we earned that honour,” Mahmoud said.
He told this paper that he learned much at the college, notably self-control, taking responsibility, mastery of work and teamwork. The college provided all the means and capabilities so that he could achieve his goal and become one of top graduates, he said.
Learning value of a second
Probationary Lieutenant Muhammad Hassan el-Mahlawi said he had dreamed since childhood of joining the ranks of the Armed Forces.
“I benefited skillfully and personally from the Military College with regard to self-discipline, taking responsibility, and knowing the value of time, not an hour or even a minute, but knowing the value of a second, so I would not be lazy,” el-Mahlawi said.
Dream come true
First Lieutenant, probationary intern doctor, Ahmed Hisham Khafaga, first in the fifth batch of medical interns, indicated that he entered his last batch according to the (6 + 1) system, which means six years of study and one year of internship, explaining that he enrolled for a year in a civilian medical college, but he always wished to have the opportunity to enroll in military colleges, so he transferred from college to Armed Forces Medicine.
Khafaga praised the advanced level and distinction of the Armed Forces College of Medicine, both in the methods of educational activities and the well-equipped halls.
Among the advantages of the Armed Forces College of Medicine is the opportunity to travel and work in medical colleges abroad.
Probationary Medical First Lieutenant Ahmed Ashraf Al-Dahshan, the first in the sixth batch of medical excellence, indicated that it is the first batch on the modern system, which is the (5+2) system. It means studying for five years and two years of internship, and he is among the first batch to study within the College of Medicine of the Armed Forces using the modern system.
He said studying in the college is integrative, which works to improve the level of understanding among students, in addition to studying for two years of internship to become an opportunity to develop skills and learn. More access to skilled, scientific and practical professionalism.
He added that the college supports students to understand and clarify the best specialisations in which the student can be more skilled and educated, how to become distinguished in the appropriate specialisation, and how to focus effort on those specialisations. He stressed that during the study period he obtained scientific and practical exchange with the University of Sharjah in the UAE, within the framework of the college’s contract for co-operation protocols between various medical colleges, holding scientific and practical meetings and training, transferring expertise, and learning about the latest systems and scientific and practical studies.