Hoe Yim Teng had always wanted to further her studies to a postgraduate degree at a Master level but always kept it on hold because of challenges in balancing work and studies. She is currently working in Product Development in a company producing thermoplastic elastomer compounds in the plastic industry. She decided to proceed with this dream as age was catching up on her and chose to study Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular Medicine at the International Medical University (IMU). “I chose Molecular Medicine because I was quite interested in healthcare related sciences and at the same time the classes are limited to weekends and I can do the modules at a suitable pace. Although this course has no direct advantage in my current job or field, I decided to study this programme, perhaps to diversify my career options to a different field and also in general to enhance my knowledge and skills learned to meet the objectives of each modules.”
Rachael Ong, a fully registered pharmacist joined the MSc in Molecular Medicine programme in March 2015. The former IMU BPharm graduate said, “I joined this programme to further enhance my job scope and venture into something that I am truly interested in”. She hopes to be a researcher once she has completed her programme.
Lee Keat Eng enjoyed immensely the study of human bioscience subjects taken throughout my degree in nursing and also has an affinity for chemistry during my foundation studies. “In particular, immunology and cancer pathophysiology pique my curiosity. I am grateful that MSc in Molecular Medicine is offered part-time and that I am able to continue working to support my studies financially. Although it could be stressful at times but my weekends and evenings spent reading and note-taking have never been more fulfilling. The teaching staff is considerate, supportive, and inspiring. Learning that almost all of my classmates have work commitment and are with various backgrounds makes this venture relatable, the class discussions interesting, and study morale high.”
Dennis Loong Jun Lim wanted to explore more possibilities of become a full time researcher in cancer. His interest in becoming a full time researcher prompted him to join the MSc in Molecular Medicine. “My experience studying this programme was great. I get to know many helpful lecturers and my fellow coursemates.”