Message from the Prime Minister

Message from The Prime Minister, The Honorable Dr Hubert Minnis

I wish to applaud and commend the University of the West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and Research in The Bahamas on the commencement of its Annual Research Day as it convenes under the theme “Holistic Care: Integrating Mental, Social and Physical Health”.

I note that this event allows students to showcase their research projects and together with the hospital based physician and nursing staff and the health care community, to benefit from the experiences of an array of distinguished and renowned international guest lecturers.

I see that this year’s program features Dr. Henri Ford Dean of the Miller Medical school, University of Miami; Dr. Camille Ragin, Associate Professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center; Professor Frederick W. Hickling, retired Professor of Psychiatry, UWI ; Dr.Mallory Williams, Professor of Surgery and Chief Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine; Dr. Gustavo Mery, Advisor- Health Systems and Services, Pan American and World Health Organization and Dr. Clemon George, Lecturer in Public Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave Hill Campus.

This Annual Research Day is undoubtedly an important part of your m1ss1on “To facilitate the improvement of health of the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas through research that will produce valuable knowledge for the prevention and management of diseases and formulation of health policies and programs”, and I wholeheartedly invite the full participation of the student body and the healthcare community to embrace this opportunity to participate in this event.

As a Physician and one who has participated in this event, I can attest to its value and the tremendous opportunity to meet and interact with leaders in the field of medicine. It is indeed most enriching experience.
I wish to commend the Royal Bank of Canada for its continuing partnership with the School of Clinical Medicine and Research to ensure the success of this annual event.

The Honorable Dr Hubert Minnis