Kuala Lumpur, 14 April 2019 – The International Medical University (IMU) is proud to have hosted the 10th Asian Medical Education Association Symposium from 12 to 14 April 2019 at its Bukit Jalil campus. The symposium brought together health professions education leaders in Asia with the purpose of exchanging ideas and experience, exploring avenues for collaborating research, showcase innovations, and establish links while fostering friendships. AMEA is an institution-based association of the Asian medical schools of which it aims to enhance the strengths of Asian medical education, share information and experience amongst its members, and promote good pedagogy and research practices. This year’s symposium was themed the “4th Industrial Revolution: Creating a New World for Health Professions Education”. Bringing together an outstanding panel of prominent international and local medical educationists and healthcare professionals, key issues surrounding the use of big data for leaner analytics to entrustable professional activities expected of work-ready graduates were top-of-mind discussions. The symposium also explored the preparedness of healthcare educators and organisations in harnessing technology while ensuring the delivery of professionalism in terms of ethical integrity and compassion for those requiring care.
Like previous symposiums, this year’s symposium opened with Pre-Conference Workshops led by established medical educators. This was followed by a two-day symposium which saw 350 delegates from 35 countries convening and exchanging insights and ideas in the fusion of physical, digital and biological worlds that challenge the concept of humanity with technology. The symposium featured notable international speakers who shared their expertise and experience.
|Among them include
|Prof Ronald Harden
|An award-winning leading international authority in medical education in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education
|Director of Medical Education Programmes at Leeds Institute of Medical Education
|Director of Studies at the School of Medicine at University of Liverpool
|Director, Centre for Medical Education, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
|Prof Vishna Devi V Nadarajah
|Professor in the School of Medicine and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Education at IMU
AMEA 2019 also hosted the 2nd Global University Medical Challenge (GUMC), which brought together medical students from around the world to participate in challenges that test their knowledge against each other as well as share ideas and experiences while fostering new friendships. This year’s challenge saw a total of 15 teams from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Pakistan compete with one another to win attractive prizes such as USD2,400 for the winning team, USD1,200 for the 1st runner-up team, and USD750 for the 2nd runner-up team as well as two years complimentary GEMx® membership, an international organisation pioneering student engagement in international collaboration, for all winning positions. This year’s champion was the team from Chulalongkorn University while at 1st runner-up position was the UKM team and Taylor’s University at 2nd runner-up position. “It has always been IMU’s vision to be an innovative global centre of excellence in learning and research. Playing host to significant symposiums like AMEA’s and others resonates with this vision; our other efforts also show our commitment to the advancement of medical education for the better future of our industry. We were indeed extremely lucky and honoured to have Asia’s brightest minds in medical education gathered at our institution, sharing their invaluable insight and knowledge. This year’s symposium was personally exciting to me with the focus on the 4th Industrial Revolution, what with IMU’s current focus to integrate subjects such as Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in its syllabus as well as R&D efforts,” said Prof Abdul Aziz Baba, Vice Chancellor and CEO of IMU.
10th Asian Medical Education Association Symposium Winners
Free Paper Session
|Ready, Camera, Action – Perspectives of Chinese Medical and Nursing Students on Selecting a Video Project for Online Health Education and Assessment of Their Engagement in Authentic Learning
|Patrick Yu Tan, Zhongfang Zhang and Tian Huang Shantou University Medical College, China
|The Development of an Interprofessional Outreach Centre Model of Postgraduate Dental Education, including Curricula, Reflective Clinical E-Portfolios, Educators and E-Assessments
|Richard Cure University of Warwick, United Kingdom
|Technological Approaches to Medical Student Selection: Piloting an Online Situational Judgement Test in Australia
|Lyndal Parker-Newlyn & Kylie J Mansfield, University of Wollongong, Australia Kelly L Dore, McMaster University, Canada
|Assess the Relationship In between Self, Peer and Teacher Assessment in Assessing of Clinical Skills of Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum
|Anuradha Rathnayake, Marabe K and Edissuriya D University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
|Levelling the Playing Field. Can a Specially Designed Seminar Improve Foreign Students’ Perceptions of Their Preparedness at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (Numed) for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for the United Kingdom Foundation Program (UKFP)?
|Roberta Morris, Hannah Wilkins, Richard Morton, Daniel Smith and Julie Platt Newcastle University Medicine, Malaysia
|Promoting Resilience in Medical Students through Assessment: An Insight from A Narrative Review
|Majed Wadi, Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff and Ahmad Fuad bin Abdul Rahim Universiti Sains Malaysia
Poster Session Winners
|Perceived Educational Environment among USM Undergraduate Medical Students in School of Medical Science USM (Malaysia) and USM-KLE (India)
|Siti Aishah Shuib, Nik Mohd Rizal Mohd Fakri, Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Anisa Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia Chetana P Hadimani, USM-KLE International Medical Programme, India
|Creating Resilient Doctors: An Evaluation of Pre-Clinical Medical Student Resilience and its Influencing Factors at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (Numed)
|Roberta Morris, Paul Khoo, Adrian John Leong, Daniel Smith, Brenda Pancho and Nusrat Khan Newcastle University Medicine, Malaysia
|Inclusive Practices in Chilean Health System: Is it Necessary to Change the Curriculum?
|Olga Matus-Betancourt, Javiera Ortega-Bastidas, Cristhian PerezVillalobos, Camila Espinoza-Parcet and Mary Jane Schilling-Norman University of Concepcion, Chile
Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (RHIME) Award The IMU-Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (IMU-RHIME) Award was first introduced in 2008 to fulfil two objectives:
- to encourage innovations in medical and health professions education
- to recognise innovations by academics which otherwise might go unnoticed
The award honours Prof Ronald Harden who played a crucial role in the inception of the International Medical University (IMU) and is a prestigious award because Ron is widely accepted as a “guru” in medical education worldwide.
|SimHaL: A Low-Fidelity Simulator of Heart and Lung Signs for Clinical Education
|Madawa Nilupathi Chandratilake, Dilmini Karunaratne, Gamini Wijayarathna, Thashika Rupasinghe and Chamli Pushpakumara, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka