Howard University team pays courtesy call on President Ramotar

Georgetown, GINA, January 20, 2014



Members of the Howard University Medical Association who are on a five-day visit to Guyana, paid a courtesy call on President Donald Ramotar at the Office of the President, with team member Dr. Fredrick Cober describing the meeting as very productive.

Dr. Cober told the Government Information Agency that various ways in which the association of medical professionals, many of whom have decades of experience, could contribute were discussed.

“The President was very receptive to many of our ideas and made some good suggestions of his own,” Dr Cober said.

Howard University team pays courtesy call on President Ramotar

The doctor, a pediatrician, said that the association’s trip to Guyana was a success, and expressed amazement at the locations they were able to visit such as the Kaieteur Falls, saying, “We most definitely will return to Guyana”.

Guyana hosted the 2014 reunion of the Association from January 16 to 21. The delegation, of 44 Washington DC based medical practitioners that included Guyana’s own David Aubrey Gooray, a Howard University Graduate from Essequibo, delivered Continuing Medical Education (CME) lectures over two days; January 17 and 18 at Guyana International Conference (GICC).

The team also explored the forging of professional and academic ties with the medical staff at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GHPC) and its members also hosted a special event in honour of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Pegasus Hotel today.

Howard University Medical Association team members in discussion with President Donald Ramotar

Founded in 1867, Howard is a private, research university that comprises 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.


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