KAB medical student rewarded as best intern doctor at Gulu Regional Referral HospitalEsther Ayebazibwe
The awarding ceremony was organized by Gulu Regional referral hospital to recognize the best-performing interns and announcing them in a formal gathering of supervisors, fellow interns, heads of departments, in charges and administrators.
Nzeeke, who started internship in April 2022 to 3rd April 2023, says the one year period has been a great privilege for him. “At first sight, the place looked unacceptable to me and I was home-sick. But, the supervisors welcomed me and helped me fit in the system easily”, he noted.
Dr. Nzeeke further says that he didn’t expect to be in Gulu since it was far from his home district, Kasese. However, he asserts that he later came to like the place because the staff were friendly and willing to mentor him.
He also says that he chose to do major rotations in Surgery and Paediatrics where he had the best hands on experience with great consultants. “This changed my mindset. Internship needs commitment and focus. It is one year but with lots of expectations which you must fulfill”, he noted.
Nzeeke notes that internship is a necessary experience every student should undergo. “Internship has built my confidence in both clinical and surgical skills, and I have been able to interact with students from other universities. This gave me the zeal to work harder and defend my university. So many had never heard about KABSOM but now the flag is high and they know KAB has excellent graduates”, he said.
Nzeeke adds that he worked hard and sometimes would spend sleepless nights, yet he had to be on duty the next day without fail. He said that it only takes commitment and getting close to your supervisors, to be successful in internship.
“I am proud of my university for making me who I am today. I would like to commend my lecturers, our pioneer class at KABSOM and the entire KAB for the job well done. Am also informed that most of my classmates have been performing well in the areas they were placed”, he added.
Nzeeke says that interns especially from KABSOM should know that they are the best and they will make it. “Be ready for the tough one year but it is doable. Be confident, willing and ready to learn. Do not despise any one because even a cleaner is very important and you can learn something from them”, he added.