The 5th of October saw a new era dawn on BCMCH as we welcomed the pioneer batch of MBBS students. The welcome ceremony was graced by the presence of H.E. Most Rev. Dr. K. P. Yohannan, Dr. George Chandy Mateethra (Director, BCMCH) and Dr. John Abraham (Principal, BCMC). This was followed by a week-long orientation programme where the students attended talks by senior faculty members. A retreat organized for the students saw them being taken around the beautiful Believers Church campus by Rev. Dr. Daniel Johnson and Rev. Thomas George. It was a rejuvenating time for them as they walked the lush, green campus. Rev. Dr. Daniel took the opportunity to discuss the medical needs of rural India with these future doctors.
The orientation programme culminated with a solemn White Coat Ceremony on 18th October where the students were inducted to the MBBS course, symbolized by the handing over of white coats and the administering of the Christian Physician’s Oath.