I am Wutt Yee Khine and I am a Foundation in Science (FiS) student at International Medical University (IMU) in Malaysia. Receiving an offer letter from IMU was a dream come true and once my Malaysian visa was approved, I left my home country, Yangon, Myanmar to start a new chapter in my life with a heart full of hope.
As of right now, I am in my second semester of the FiS programme and there has been some challenges that I had to overcome with the assistance of my mentor and lecturers. There were some difficulties in understanding cultural differences and language barriers as English is the only language used during classes. However, the lecture slides prepared by the lecturers were very helpful as they are very detailed to the point that it assisted a lot with my understanding by just reading through them. The lecturers also made our tutorial sessions as fun as possible by engaging with us students through the kahoot quizzes.
Some of my personal favorite facilities that IMU provides are the collaborative study area (CSA), quite study area (QSA), PBL rooms and student lounge. My friends and I love to spend most of our time studying together in CSA as the environment in it is very peaceful with computers for us to use. We would also spend some of our time to relax and catch up with each other in the student lounge playing some pool.
The foods in Malaysia are surprisingly very similar to the foods in Myanmar that my mother makes. Therefore, it actually acts as a constant reminder of home and that is the reason why my friends and I really enjoy eating Malaysian foods especially the Ayam Penyet in IMU canteen.
Although I have not been in IMU from very long, I have made some of my best memories during the FIS orientation hosted by our seniors. I am eternally grateful that I was given the opportunity to meet these wonderful people whom I call family now.
My ultimate goal is to complete FIS in IMU with a high cGPA and pursue my dream to be a doctor by applying Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at IMU. It would be an absolute honor if I were to be given a chance to take up the Partner Medical University track in IMU where I will have to do 2.5 years of my degree here in Malaysia and the rest at the university of my choice, depending on my cGPA.