16 May 2015 – Four Semester 4 medical students from International Medical University (IMU) represented the University in the Medic Olympiad Intervarsity 2015 and emerged Champions of the competition. These four students., Tan Sze Kiat, Amir Shareza Patel, Tan Sze Mann Brandon and Goh Kah Man, had to go through three rounds of competition. This consisted of single word answers questions, picture questions, short answer questions, OSPE, rapid fire questions etc from anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, parasitology. The questions consist of pre-clinical and clinical questions in each round.
‘I am grateful for the opportunity to represent IMU in this event’, said Amir. Kah Man added, “We were quite surprised we made it to the finals as the UiTM team was very strong! We are grateful for this wonderful opportunity and we definitely learned a lot from team mates and the UiTM students”
Held at the Medical faculty of UiTM Sungai Buloh, the Medic Olympiad 2015 brings medical students from among Malaysia’s top universities together to vie for the prestigious champion’s award. It is also a form of informal learning that helps enrich their knowledge and thinking skills in medicine. Most importantly it provides the platform for undergraduates to interact and establish network very early in the career as a healthcare professional. The event was open to pre-clinical medical students from both public and private universities in Malaysia. “We are honoured to be able to contribute to IMU”, said Brandon.
Congratulations to the team! IMU is proud of you.