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A Passion for Emergency Medicine Leads to Society Launch at IMU

31 Jul 2018

5 July 2018 marked the first Annual General Meeting of IMU’s Emergency Medicine Society. This historical event was attended by Dr. Suhaimi bin Mahmud (Consultant Emergency Physician and Head of Department of Emergency and Trauma, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar) and approximately 50 students and faculty members of IMU. The Emergency Medicine Society (EMS) was founded by a group of Semester 7 Medical students from batch ME115 who were enthusiastic and had a passion for Emergency Medicine. Under the guidance of Dr. Rosdara Masayuni binti Mohd Sani, an Emergency Medicine Practitioner herself and with full support from the University, the EMS was established.

The objectives of EMS are:
1) To provide medical students the opportunity to gain insight and experience to the speciality of Emergency Medicine, focusing on undifferentiated and unscheduled patients with illnesses and injuries who present to the Emergency Department and being able to recognise life threatening conditions and execute the immediate lifesaving management and intervention 2) To provide inter professional learning by working alongside the Ministry of Health and other private institutions, in order to gain valuable experiences and opportunities in fields such as Pre-hospital Care, Disaster management, One Stop Crisis Centre and in Research Collaboration. 3) To effectively enhance interpersonal skills such as leadership, critical thinking. team work, communication skills, problem solving skills and time management.

In short, students can expect to be spoilt for a choice of educational and hands-on programmes!! Curious to know more about the activities? Come and be a member of the Emergency Medicine Society and receive a complimentary ECG e-book!! Programmes planned focuses not only on medical, but also non-medical areas, sport and humanitarian-related activities. Besides that, the Society is also actively collaborating with doctors from Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban on various research projects related to Emergency Medicine. This will provide students the opportunity to equip themselves with skills and knowledge, essential to boost their value in the workforce in the near future. Once again, all are welcome to join us, as we embark on this new adventure together.

“More Than A Job, A Calling.”

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