26 September 2017


The Rehman Medical College Students Research Society (RMC-SRS) is the brainchild of RMC students, the charter of which was formally approved and given legal status by Principal RMC (Chief Patron) in June 2017. The Society currently has 43 General Body Members, from whom candidates stood for Office Bearers elections held in July 2017 for the posts of President, Vice President, General Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Council Members. Dr. Iftikhar Qayum, Director Medical Research RMC and Patron of the Society, was appointed as Chief Election Commissioner. The polls were held through electronic media using SharePoint facilities developed by RMI ICT department and were transparent and foolproof.

The Oath Taking Ceremony of the RMC-SRS Office Bearers was held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in the RMC Auditorium after students returned from summer vacations. The ceremony started with recitation of the Holy Quran, after which Dr. Iftikhar Qayum gave a brief background of the Society and its formation; he then proceeded to announce the election results and administered the oath of membership to all members.

According to the election results, the following office bearers were elected to office:

1. President                               Mr. Omer Nasim                      Final Professional MBBS

2. Vice President                        Mr. Muhammad Fawad Shah     Final Professional MBBS

3. General Secretary                   Mr. Khizar Hayat                       Fourth Professional MBBS

4. Treasurer                               Mr. Kashif Ahmad                    Final Professional MBBS

5. EC Members                         Miss Mahnoor Khattak              Third Professional MBBS

                                                Miss Zainab Rustam                  Second Professional MBBS

Professor Tariq Mufti, Principal RMC and Chief Patron of the Society then administered the Oath of Office to the President-Elect Mr. Omer Nasim. The President RMC-SRS than administered the Oath of Office to the Vice President-Elect and other office bearers.

Professor Mufti in his speech appreciated the society and wished its office bearers and members all success for their future plans. He said that today marked the achievement of yet another vision of his, that of establishing a research culture in the college, where students would take the initiative in regulating their own research activities.

Mr. Omer Nasim, President RMC-SRS gave a brief outline of what the society aimed for and presented a series of research activities that members of the society had already undertaken.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Johar Ali, Head, Center for Genomic Sciences RMI, in his address welcomed the initiative of the RMC-SRS and said that medical research was vital for progress in eradicating diseases and ensuring health. He extended his full cooperation to the RMC-SRS.

In the end, Professor Jamil ur Rehman, Vice Principal RMC extended the vote of thanks to all participants.

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