14 May 2016 brought together members of the International Medical University’s alumni in Penang. 35 members of the alumni comprising of graduates from the Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing Science and Nutrition and Dietetics programmes took the time off their busy schedules to get together at City Bayview Penang for an opportunity to meet up and reminisce about times gone by. The alumni gathering was organised by the IMU Alumni Office with the intention of catching up with the alumni, getting their feedback on our programmes, involving them in our community service projects via IMU Cares and finding out what IMU as their alma mater can do for them. Feedback from the alumni indicated that they welcome such gatherings. The evening started with Prof Ong Kok Hai, IMU’s Director of External Affairs extending a warm and hearty welcome to the alumni. This was followed by a breakout session where each faculty took this great opportunity to have an in-depth discussion and sharing with our alumni on their thoughts and opinions about our programmes. From these sessions, the faculty members had good feedback from the alumni. A recruitment company, Oxley Management Consultants Pte Ltd was also present to speak to our medicine alumni, telling them about potential vacancies with a new hospital in Singapore. The alumni were all very excited and happy to attend such a gathering. One of them said that it felt like a mother welcoming her child back when IMU reached out to her about this gathering while another alumni travelled all the way from Ipoh just for this, promising to bring more alumni to the gathering in Ipoh when we head there in July. An alumni also reached out to Prof Ong and wanted to know more about the IMU Cares community projects in Penang. More feedback from our alumni: o Good evening of sharing (Yanaseikaran, NS 4/11) o Thank you for the warm dinner (Tye Kar Yee, BP1/11) o Really appreciate IMU and all the lecturers for guiding us to where we are today! (Geraldine Lee, ME2/10) o Keep up the good work IMU! (Yew Chun Kai, ME 1/10) o Organise more alumni events. Keep up the good work! (Goh Keng Yuen, ME 1/10) The gathering concluded with a dinner. It was fantastic to see our alumni from various IMU programmes together at this gathering.