9 March 2019 – IMU medical students emerged Champions and won 2nd place at the Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019 held at AIMST University, successfully beating the host team (AIMST) as well as 2 other teams from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) along with teams from Universiti Tuanku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). A third team from IMU secured the 5th place. The Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019 was organised by AIMST University and was officiated by Prof KR Sethuraman, Dean Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University. The quiz competition emphasised on the clinical knowledge in managing emergency cases in Emergency Departments and practical skills in performing a cardiac life support.
The competition consists of 3 phases. In Phase 1, students were tested on 50 Multiple Choice Questions while in Phase 2, there was an Oral assessment. Phase 3 (Final round) saw an assessment on Real Life Simulation.
In this competition, IMU’s Team 1 had impressed the judges from the beginning of the final round – in their performance of handling the Real Life Simulation!
|A Student’s Perspective of the Event|
|The importance of good organised teamwork, led by a Team Leader – was highlighted throughout the competition. My team mates and I realised that practice in medicine is not just about an individual’s performance, and it is important to always be a good, supportive team member in helping to manage a patient as a team. The interactive learning; that emphasised on a “closed loop communication” within a team, was shown to be the most effective and efficient way to consolidate knowledge in order to provide the best care to patient. This competition offers a great platform for us to apply our knowledge and clinical skills as much as are needed to save a patient. In my personal view, I felt that my participation in this competition had helped me to boost my confidence in managing a patient through the enhancement of my knowledge on the approach and management of emergency cases. Furthermore, I appreciated the importance of communication skills even more.
My team mates and I would like express our gratitude to IMU for the support, trust and opportunity given in our participation in this competition. I hope that IMU medical students will take more opportunity to join a competition such as this in the future; as the experience gained would widen students’ perspective in experiential learning – learning through reflection on doing.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Written by Nur Illiana Binti Mohamad Zaki (ME 1/15)