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IMU Pharmacy Students Emerged Winners at 10th National Pharmacy Quiz and Piala Aishah

16 May 2018

National Pharmacy Quiz (NPQ)  and Piala Aishah (PA)  is a national academic competition among the undergraduates students majoring in Pharmacy. This year, 2 teams from IMU participated in event. IMU pharmacy students bagged the 1st and 2nd runner-up positions in the 10th NPQ and were the champion for the Piala Aishah round (compounding event). The 10th NPQ & PA 2018 was held from 20-22 April 2018 at National University of Malaysia (UKM), KL Campus. 19 teams from a total of 11 participating Malaysian universities (Public & Private), had participated in this grand event. Universities namely AIMST, AMU, CUCMS, IIUM, IMU, Taylor’s, UiTM Puncak Alam, UKM. UniKL RCMP, USM, KPJUC struggle against each other to grab two trophies, NPQ and PA for quiz and compounding competition respectively. The final results of the 10th National Pharmacy Quiz and Piala Aishah 2018:

Piala Aishah (Compounding event) Champion IMU
Piala Tariq (Rx Quiz) Champion IIUM
1st Runner Up IMU Team A (Low Li Tian, Esther Teo Yong Xuan, Kishen Kunalan, Yong Yu Jing)
2nd Runner up IMU Team B (Yew Wing Yee, Lim Kar Ying, Heng Li Lin, How Chiu Her)


It was undeniable that there was pressure while participating in this event as we were representing IMU. However due to the constant support and motivation from my fellow teammates and lecturers, I was able to overcome this tension and perform my best during the competition. Most of all, the thought of learning and gaining experience from the event instead of focusing in winning was what kept me positive throughout the event.Low Li Tian

We would like to thank IMU School of Pharmacy for giving us this opportunity to participate in this national competition. It was a great platform for us to interact with participants from other universities and to enhance our competency level. Each and everyone of us with our respective strength, was united to form a great team. With this teamwork spirit we were glad to turn out as the winning teams. Last but not least, special thanks to our lecturer for the continuous support and guidance throughout the whole event.Lim Kar Ying I was excited yet nervous to participate in this competition. It was an amazing experience as I was truly humbled by the competency of all participants from other pharmacy schools. Winning the Piala Aishah (Compounding Event) was beyond our expectations as we need to complete the task fast yet accurate within the time limit. It was indeed intense! I wouldn’t have gone this far without the support and reassurance from my teammates, seniors and Dr Rohit. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank IMU School of Pharmacy for providing this wonderful and eye-opening opportunity.- Yong Yu Jing The most important thing was to keep a clear mind during the compounding event. At the start of the event, we had a difficult time locating the formulation. However, we managed to overcome that obstacle eventually. We divided our work between the two of us and that made answering the questions and the compounding much easier to do. Time was definitely a stressful factor but due to the fact that we delegated our work, overcame the initial obstacles and had trust in one another, we managed to handle the stress well and we completed the required tasks successfully. –Kishen Kunalan

Dean’s Message

Congratulations to the students and School of Pharmacy, IMU.

Championship is essential to preserve the status of “iconic School of Pharmacy”.

Thank you so much for raising the profile of IMU’s School of Pharmacy.

Associate Professor & Dean, Dr Mohd Zulkefeli bin Mat Jusoh

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