I have always said that one of the best parts of my undergraduate journey in the BSc (Hons) Dietetics with Nutrition course at IMU were the lecturers and clinical instructors . Not only were they very caring, but they would always be willing to go the extra mile to ensure that we gain the most out of every class or clinical session, thus preparing us for the real world.
I fondly remember one of my clinical instructors buying bottles of water for our whole cohort during our clinical postings in Seremban because there was a water cut there which lasted more than 3 days . That perhaps perfectly sums up the type of people that the Nutrition and Dietetics (N&D) faculty members are.
There are so many other instances where they would be extremely supportive towards your growth and the feedback we received from our educators were very helpful in preparing us for the real world.
Where I Am Working Now?
I am currently working as a dietitian in a private hospital in Klang Valley and I can definitely say that so many things that I have learnt during my 4 years in IMU have helped maneuver through my daily working life. IMU often emphasises lifelong learning and this is what most of us carry on especially in our career.
I do hope that in the future I get a chance to teach future dietitians and go into research for the betterment of the field of dietetics.
For Future and Current Students
If there is one advice I could give it would be to first of all choose something that you are passionate about and work towards that goal. You should not only merely study for exams but make learning fun by coming up with your own goals of learning a particular topic because it would really help you when you’re out there seeing patients and meeting people in your workplace. I wish all current and future students the very best and hope to see more people advocating this wonderful profession.
You’ll never walk alone.
Written by Nathaniel Keshan Rajah, Dietetics with Nutrition Graduate