(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Oman Medical College (OMC) celebrated the graduation of 128 medical, pharmacy and health sciences students under the patronage of H H Sayyida Dr Muna bint Fahd al Said, assistant vice chancellor for external cooperation at Sultan Qaboos University.
The college held the graduation ceremony for its sixth batch of 69 MD students, seventh batch of 31 BPharm and 28 students in health sciences, on Wednesday, at InterContinental Muscat.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Dr Christopher Colenda, chancellor of health sciences, West Virginia University, and Dr Christopher Martin, representative of West Virginia University on the governing council of OMC.
Also present were members of the board of directors, Sheikh Salim bin Saeed Hamed al Fannah al Araimi, Dr P Mohamed Ali, and Khalood bint Mohammed al Araimi.
OMC was set up in 2001 in partnership with the West Virginia University School of Medicine specifically to educate young Omanis who will serve the needs of the sultanate.
As many as 130 pre-medical and 50 pharmacy students are enrolled every year and approximately 90 per cent of the students are Omanis.