Jinnah Sindh Medical University’s Institute of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (IPTR-JSMU) hosted an orientation ceremony for the new students who will begin their five-year degree programme of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in the spring semester.
The ceremony was held on March 19, 2022, and attended by the head of the departments, faculty members of the Institute of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation-JSMU, and other non-teaching staff of the Institute.

Welcoming the students, Acting Vice Chancellor JSMU Professor Shahid Rasul congratulated the students and said the field of Physical Therapy is growing in popularity and students should focus their vision towards developing themselves into young professionals excelling in their field.
Addressing the ceremony, Director Institute of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation-JSMU Dr Muhammad Khan said that my advice to our new batch of DPT students is to take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by the Institute and contribute to the field of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
Registrar Dr. Azam Khan, Chairperson APPNA Institute of Public Health (AIPH-JSMU) Professor Lubna Ansari Baig, Director IPTR-JSMU Dr. Muhammad Khan, Controller Examinations Dr. Anita Shah, Director Continuous Medical Education Dr. Rahat Naz, Qazi Shabbir, Assistant Director Anwar Ahmed Khan, Assistant Director Administration Waheed Baloch and other faculty members also attended the session.
While addressing the matters pertaining to professionalism, campus discipline, and social media policies, Professor Lubna advised that students should pay special attention towards becoming professional University ambassadors. She further added that students should participate in constructive extracurricular activities and refrain from conflict matters.
In a brief interaction, after the Oath taking ceremony administered by Registrar JSMU Dr Azam Khan, the senior batch of enrolled students shared some helpful tips and counseled the new inductees to prepare them ahead of starting this new chapter of their lives.
Dr Barrirah Usman introduced the campus facilities and Institute policies to the fresher students, while Dr Sajida Kamran gave a brief summary on the scope of the DPT programme and ended with a vote of thanks to the attendees.
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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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