On March 6th, 2018, a Pre-departure cum farewell gathering was organized at BCAS Mount Lavinia Campus to motivate and encourage the students in their medical education. On this occasion twenty students who were selected by the foreign medical universities were felicitated and presented with exclusive laptops usable at their study sessions.
Professor Kshanika Hirumburegama the Dean of the BCAS Campus as the Chief Guest at the function gave some valuable tips about Medicine and Science. Mr Faizeen, Manager, Study Medicine, welcomed the guests. Dr Hashan, the first ever Sri Lankan to enter and complete medicine at Dalian Medical University gave an interesting presentation about the student life in China and particularly at the university. General Manager Business Development, Mr Isthiquar gave visual descriptive introduction of the Ranked #1 BCAS Campus. Dr Nethsingha, PhD in Chemistry, a parent of one of the twenty students facilitated addressed too at the gathering. He spoke about the concerns and expectations of parents when their children are abroad for studies. Dr Ariff a senior lecturer at BCAS gave a useful speech on the subjects students will be expected to study in their first year.
At the end of the function, the students expressed their views, feelings and gratitude to BCAS CAMPUS for the correct guidance and counselling. They also thanked for conducting free classes in Medicine and Languages.
This is what Deleni Nethsinghe, a past pupil of the prestigious Ladies College, Colombo who will commence medical studies at Dalian Medical University from March, 2018 said: BCAS Campus recommended Dalian Medical University, China. They helped us as a group with all the necessary requirements expected by the university. They even offered us Classes in medicine and Chinese. These classes helped us prepare and overcome the language barrier and learn the preliminaries for medical education. Mr. Faizeen was so helpful in giving every information on the university and thereby guided us throughout. He provided us with free lab coats and laptop which would be of great help during our lectures at the university. I can confidently say that BCAS Campus was a great help to me to achieve the first step of my goal, and I am very grateful to them.
When Arwa Nawfar, an old girl of Devi Balika, Colombo who obtained admission to Dalian Medical University, China, expressed her view said: ‘BCAS, is not merely an institute, but a living support for many students like me who don’t really know how to achieve their big dreams. When I first visited BCAS, they invited me with a radiant smile, which gave me confidence and I immediately decided to make my dream into a reality through BCAS. They handled everything from securing admission to obtaining visa professionally and to the satisfaction of myself and my parents. I believe BCAS will provide constant support until I finish my medical studies in China.’
Brand new Laptops were gifted to all students who secured admission to the medical college. The function ended with lunch.
The dream of all students who choose Bioscience stream for their AL is to be doctors and want to enter a medical college. Of them only about few percent manage to get admission to local universities in Sri Lanka that have the medical faculty while the large majority is left out for want of seats or given other courses. This unfortunate trend frustrates most students as it deprives of their future cherished profession. This is where BCAS CAMPUS comes to their aid with a promise of converting their dream into a reality. Students who step into BCAS premises for consultation to study medicine abroad leave with confidence and hope.
BCAS CAMPUS recruits students for Dalian Medical University, China; Astrakhan State Medical University (Russia), Washington University of Barbados (South America) and Malaysian Medical Universities for two major intakes: March and September.