Zambia’s Copperbelt University School of Medicine dean Professor Kasonde Bowa has commended the Catholic Church in Zambia for the initiative of guiding young people in their career choices.
Professor Bowa said the more information young have in making career choice, the better chance they have to know what lie ahead and puts them at an advantage in choosing suitable careers.
Addressing the youth at a ‘Meet The Professionals’ event organised by the Cathedral of Christ the King youths in Ndola Diocese, Prof Bowa said the shortage of medical doctors in Zambia call for investment and training of more young people with a passion for the career.
Professor Bowa said Zambia is in need of more doctors and young people must utilise the opportunity by studying medicine.
He however cautioned that being a doctor is not an easy job as it calls for discipline and patience.
“You young people should aspire to fill up this gap. Consult people who have excelled in this profession so that they can help you make informed decisions. Do not be in a hurry to finish school, if you are, then medicine is not for you,” Prof Bowa said.
Prof Bowa further challenged young people willing to take up the medical profession to be bold and take part in helping the nation in coming up with a sustainable health sector.