PIOA students celebrate the graduation of Areta Samuelu and Pita Sovanivalu

From L to R Tommy Walters(PNG), Shaun Mauiliu(Samoa), Clay Siosi(Solomons), Des Soares(Australia), Jacky Pahun(PNG), Areta Samuelu(Samoa), Reshwin Rajan(Solomons/Fiji),Kevin Lapu(PNG) Anthony Nasai(PNG), Pita Sovanivalu(Fiji), Haynes Rasin(PNG), Pauliasi Bauleka(Fiji), Juvensio Dias(Timor), Nathan Saxby(elective medical student), Agnes Auto(Solomons), Julio Martins(Timor), Viola Kokiva(PNG)

The National University of Samoa graduation ceremony was held on 31 March 2023 in Apia. Two PIOA graduates Dr Areta Samuelu from Samoa nd Dr Pita Sovaonivalu from Fiji were awarded the Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics). It was a privilege for students attending the PIOA module in Samoa to be able to join in and observe the graduation ceremony. Dr Shaun Mauiliu, PIOA President and Dr Des Soares, Deputy Director of Training were also able to participate in the academic procession. PIOA is very grateful to Dr Rossana Pifeleti, Dean of the NUS School of Medicine for including us in the ceremony.