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IMU Convocation Ceremonies Celebrate Academic Achievements

28 Jun 2016

24 – 25 June 2016 – Postgraduate and undergraduate students from International Medical University’s five Schools celebrated their achievements at two degree conferment ceremonies today. 405 students were joined by their family members to celebrate their success at the auditorium of the University’s Bukit Jalil campus. Live broadcast of the ceremony as it unfolds inside the auditorium was made available at other lecture theatres in the University, providing an option for those who are not in the auditorium the opportunity to witness this very special event. Convo June2016 (106)Convo June2016 (122) Chancellor’s speech Vice-Chancellor’s Speech The half-day event was held over two sessions to cater for the large number of graduates and the mood was one of enthusiasm and joy. The degree conferment ceremonies on 25 June 2016 are part of the graduation ceremonies that were conducted over two days. PrizePresentationCeremony_FtRex (46) The University kicked off the convocation celebrations with a Prize Presentation Ceremony on 24 June 2016 to celebrate the academic excellence of the University’s outstanding students. Among the high achievers awarded at this ceremony was Ho Yan Le. Driven by a desire to help the needy and aid the poor, Yan Le strived to be the best. His hard work was rewarded when he was awarded the Dr John Joseph Bosco Memorial Gold Medal for being the top medical student in his class. His outstanding academic performance at IMU also gained him several other awards, including Prof Guan Chong Book Prize in Surgery for high achievement in surgery, the prestigious Dr Saidi Hashim Memorial Gold Medal for the highest achievement, Distinction Award in his final examinations, the Maxis Scholarship for Excellence Award (MSEA) and first prize in the 2011 AMSA Medical Challenge. PrizePresentationCeremony_FtRex (56) “I felt very honoured and grateful to receive the news that I am a recipient of the Dr John Joseph Bosco Memorial Gold Medal. This certainly has given me a lot of encouragement to search for better achievements and excellence in my future career path. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to my family, mentors, professors and fellow friends for their guidance and support throughout the years.” “I spent the last 6 months of my clinical years in Batu Pahat, a small town in Johor. It was indeed one of the most memorable experiences in the medical school. Besides having a group of friendly and helpful clinical school staff, the faculty members were also supportive and responsible, not forgetting the approachable hospital staff. As a shadowing house officer, the faculty staff treated us as doctors but at the same time, guiding and tutoring us throughout the last 6-month journey, with full passion and enthusiasm, ensuring whoever comes out from the school is truly competent and professional. Being a shadowing house officer in a district hospital, I had performed a lot of hands-on procedures under proper guidance, involving myself in the management of the patients” PrizePresentationCeremony_FtRex (73) Another prize winner, Jordy Wong, a pharmacy student who hails from Sibu, said, “I was very surprised when I was informed that I am the recipient of the Board of Governors Gold Medal. My most memorable time in IMU was when I was an IMU Student Ambassador. Interacting with students from other programmes, helping in multi-mini interviews (MMI), attending training camps and workshops with other student ambassadors, aiding in teaching and learning workshops as well as volunteering in events together with other students ambassadors really made my second year a fruitful year. That was the year that actually pushed me to the maximum by putting all of us (the student ambassadors) with leading roles and heavy responsibilities. But that was definitely one of the best moment I had in IMU. I had many opportunities to make a lot of new friends and attend something that I had never thought about it (eg. leadership camp, helping during Open Day).”’ Many more high achievers from the five Schools received their awards at the Ceremony, including those from the dentistry, chiropractic and psychology programmes.

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