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Professional Practising Fellows (Chemists) Sharing Session: An Interactive Session between IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry Alumni and the Juniors

26 Dec 2023

The fourth Professional Practising Fellows (Chemists) – PPFC sharing session of the International Medical University (IMU) Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme was held on 24 October 2023 with the theme of “A Day in the Life of a Chemist”. The PPFC sharing session is also held in conjunction with the 15th Anniversary celebrations of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme.


The session was led by Chong Ming Kang and Lam Jun Rong, both from the fourth cohort of Pharmaceutical Chemistry students from IMU.

Chong Ming Kang

Chong Ming Kang graduated from the IMU Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme back in 2014. He is currently working as a Clinical Lead with Novotech with more than 8 years of experience in the clinical research industry.

Lam Jun Rong

Lam Jun Rong has more than 7 years of working experience in scientific instrumentation technology industry with Perkin Elmer; he is now working as a Chromatography Service Engineer with Everlife Research Instrument.

Both alumni have shared their daily work and job scopes as a clinical associate and a product engineer, respectively during the session. The sharing session is interactive and serves as a platform for the undergraduate students in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme to engage with alumni, providing them with the opportunity to network and explore a wide range of relevant career opportunities. Through this session, it not only connects the real-world perspectives to classroom learning, but also fosters career awareness and cultivates workplace readiness.

A total of 73 Pharmaceutical Chemistry undergraduate students from Semester 1 to Semester 5 attended the session. Based on the feedback received, students appreciated the sharing session, and they were also satisfied with the clarity of information and practicality of the topics delivered.  The sharing from alumni has provided first-hand information about careers in pharmaceutical chemistry, particularly in clinical research and scientific instrumentation industries.

Many of the students enjoyed the interactive Q&A session and hoped that the sharing could be further extended. The positive responses will certainly encourage the programme to organise other relevant sessions for the benefit of the students in near future.

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