Associate Prof Darryl Tong, of the University of Otago, has
urged physiotherapy and dentistry graduates to serve the
community with integrity and, when necessary, to have the
moral courage to say no.
Addressing a University of Otago graduation on Saturday, Prof
Tong, of the Otago School of Dentistry, urged graduates to
take a ''Crisp'' approach, emphasising ''courage, respect,
integrity, service and professionalism''.
He told more than 270 graduates, mainly in dentistry and
physiotherapy, at a 4pm ceremony, that they had a privileged
place in society, and should serve their families, the
community and humanity ''without desire for reward or
He emphasised the importance of integrity and said clinical
practice came with ''high expectations''.