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At the IMU School of Medicine you will be instilled with attributes that are important in the making of a doctor: dedication, compassion and lifelong learning. This is how the School of Medicine prepares future doctors and psychologists for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in patient care, service and research.

The School continues its tradition of excellence with a diverse student body, experienced and committed faculty as well as excellent facilities for education and research, and good access to patients in primary to tertiary care facilities. Whether teaching, doing research, or providing services to the community, our faculty are united in their efforts to train outstanding clinicians, scientists and community health workers.

In 2013, IMU School of Medicine was conferred the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) ASPIRE to Excellence Award in the area of “Student Engagement”.

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Message from the Dean

Prof Ian M Symonds

Dean, School of Medicine, BMBS (Nottingham) MMedSci DM FRCOG FRANZCOG

“The medical programme at IMU has an international reputation for excellence and innovation. In collaboration with our Partner Schools across the world, students have the opportunity to train as truly global health practitioners. Medicine is a challenging career path that requires dedication and hard work but offers the reward of knowing that you are using what you learn to help people and communities in their time of most need.”

Achievement & Engagement Activities

  • Shedding Light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
31 May 2019 – International Medical University (IMU)’s Psychology Club held a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Talk and Trauma Exhibition. The talk was attended by around 50 participants whereas the exhibition hosted numerous visitors throughout the time frame of the event. The talk was conducted by two clinical psychologists who are also psychology lecturers at IMU, Puvessha Jegathisan, and Cheryl Tham Sin Yi. They are both skilful clinical psychologists with vast experience in treating PTSD clients and many more psychological disorders. Additionally, they have also worked together in treating refugees and asylum-seekers who underwent traumatic events within their lifetime. Continue reading on IMU News.
  • IMU Psychology Students Organises Malaysia’s First Public Conference on Our Society, Adults & Youths (Our S.A.Y) 2019
The International Medical University (IMU) held its first Our Society, Adults and Youths (Our S.A.Y) conference held at its campus in Bukit Jalil. This is Malaysia’s first public conference organised by youths (youths of IMU) for youths which reached out to parents, youths, educators and mental health practitioners to address pressing mental health issues faced by our youths. Rising to the call of the nation to address youths’ mental health, the IMU Department of Psychology, Psychology Club and IMU Community Engagement in collaboration with Dignity for Children Foundation have taken a proactive step to promote in-depth awareness of the aforementioned mental health and social issues. The conference incorporated four major contemporary issues faced by society, namely, depression and anxiety, bullying and cyberbullying, substance abuse and addiction and also healthy relationships and harm reduction. Full story on IMU News
  • Beyond the Norm: Debunking the Contemporary Myths and Stigmas Surrounding Psychology
Psychology Week 2019, organised by the Psychology Club, was held on the 6th to 8th of May with the objective of increasing awareness regarding the true meaning of psychology among the students and staff of International Medical University. Themed ‘Beyond the Norm’, the event aimed to debunk the urban and contemporary myths associated with psychology through a plethora of activities. Five booths, each exhibiting a different branch of psychology, were spread throughout the Atrium. The branches were media psychology, positive psychology, sports psychology, marketing psychology and forensic psychology. Full story on IMU News
  • IMU Medical Students Debate on Medical Ethics and The Environment
Professionalism, ethics and personal development is one of the key components of the 8 learning outcome domains of International Medical University (IMU). As an IMU medical student, they strive to improve themselves equally in both medical knowledge and medical moral principles which are important in shaping them as a future healthcare professional. Thus, an intercampus debate between final semester students about bioethics is organised biannually to facilitate discussions and learning on ethical issues in an interactive way. This year, the long-awaited debate was organised by the students on IMU Kluang Clinical Campus under the guidance of their Advisor, Prof Dato’ Dr Sivalingam Nalliah and Supervisor, Dr Hussein Akl. The debate theme was chose based on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, Article 17 in accordance with the bioethics core curriculum by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This theme emphasises on protection of the environment, importance of appropriate access and utilisation of biological and genetic resources as well as the role of human beings in the protection of the environment. Continue reading on IMU News.

Engagement Activities

  • Shedding Light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
31 May 2019 – International Medical University (IMU)’s Psychology Club held a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Talk and Trauma Exhibition. The talk was attended by around 50 participants whereas the exhibition hosted numerous visitors throughout the time frame of the event. The talk was conducted by two clinical psychologists who are also psychology lecturers at IMU, Puvessha Jegathisan, and Cheryl Tham Sin Yi. They are both skilful clinical psychologists with vast experience in treating PTSD clients and many more psychological disorders. Additionally, they have also worked together in treating refugees and asylum-seekers who underwent traumatic events within their lifetime. Continue reading on IMU News.
  • IMU Psychology Students Organises Malaysia’s First Public Conference on Our Society, Adults & Youths (Our S.A.Y) 2019
The International Medical University (IMU) held its first Our Society, Adults and Youths (Our S.A.Y) conference held at its campus in Bukit Jalil. This is Malaysia’s first public conference organised by youths (youths of IMU) for youths which reached out to parents, youths, educators and mental health practitioners to address pressing mental health issues faced by our youths. Rising to the call of the nation to address youths’ mental health, the IMU Department of Psychology, Psychology Club and IMU Community Engagement in collaboration with Dignity for Children Foundation have taken a proactive step to promote in-depth awareness of the aforementioned mental health and social issues. The conference incorporated four major contemporary issues faced by society, namely, depression and anxiety, bullying and cyberbullying, substance abuse and addiction and also healthy relationships and harm reduction. Full story on IMU News

Achievements

  • Prof Igor Nikolayevich Iezhitsa and Prof Renu Agarwal
Prof Igor Nikolayevich Iezhitsa and Prof Renu Agarwal from the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics have shared a Gold Award with another three researchers from UniKL for their invention “PhTX-343 as anti-glaucoma agent to alleviate visual impairments” at the International Invention, Innovation & Design Competition 2020 (3iDC2020) organised by Universiti Teknologi MARA.
  • A/Prof Dr Chandramani Thuraisingham
A/Prof Dr Chandramani Thuraisingham has been elected as President Elect of Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia.  She will take office as President of the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia from April 2021.

Views from Our Community

Priscilla Edna Moreira

Student, Master of Counselling

The learning I have experienced has been very rich and meaningful as I continuously gain more insight into the human experience. This experience has allowed me to go through the process of a deeper sense of awareness as I learn more about myself and my family of origin. I feel more ready to embrace myself and others gently and authentically.

Derrick Ching Wei Chean

Student, Master of Counselling

Upon completing two semesters in Master of Counselling, I am surprised with the number of skills and knowledge I have gained throughout my journey, not just towards becoming a professional counsellor but also as a person. Knowing there will be more challenges ahead, I am prepared to give my best in order to serve the public in the near future.

Tan Su Wen

Student, Master of Counselling

I have witnessed my tremendous growth, which comes linearly in both personal and professional aspects. My awareness of introspection and ability to build connections with people has improved vastly and were reflected during my practice in counselling skills. While the journey has been bumpy at times, the support gained from my beloved classmates and lecturers have become my primary strength to proceed further. Although my journey in becoming a professional counsellor still has a long way to go, I hope my continuous practice and learning allows me to provide better services to the community in the near future.

Shahkeerah Kamarul

Student, Medicine

IMU introduces its medical degree that upholds its holistic approach and has garnered a lot of attention from students globally. As a medical student from one of the top medical schools in Malaysia, I am very proud to be accepted in this university that provides a curriculum which trains students to apply critical knowledge, thus preparing us to be holistic and competent doctors in the future. They divide IMU Medical degree into two stages, which are the Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences. IMU curriculum in medical sciences specifically are very thorough that allow students to be on par with students of top universities in the world, especially those in the United States of America as it amalgamates curriculum from the USMLE. My experience as a preclinical (Medical Sciences) student who has undergone these changes is very much challenging at first. However, the adequate resources provided by the School of Medicine has helped me to boost my grades, especially in critical times like this. From my experience throughout my Medical Sciences years, IMU has definitely prepared us not only theoretically but also practically to face our Clinical Sciences years with multitudinous efforts such as excellent clinical skills sessions, hospital attachments and also clinical case discussions under the tutelage of committed lecturers, it has shed some light on our curiosity of the upcoming clinical years. Although facing a challenging year with the recent pandemic, IMU has always prioritised their students and is trying to offer the best solutions that favour students’ current situation. I should award the lecturers with the highest praises, as they are always accessible throughout the day, even on weekends. Some of them will go beyond their working hours to entertain the needs of the students in this challenging time.   The School of Medicine has always been supportive of student development, especially in leadership skills by allowing students to take part in various conferences, competitions and leadership programmes and be part of the event as a main committee alongside with reputable professors from all over the world. These experiences somehow help students to grow beyond the medical field, shaping us to be an all-rounder. If I were to turn back time and choose again, I would definitely choose IMU again and again. I hope to see more IMU Alumni engraving their names on the international plaque.

Tee Chen Giap

Student, Medicine

The curriculum emphasises on clinical exposure even during the early pre-Clinical phase of training, which eases the integration of pre-clinical students into their clinical phase of training via hospital visits, exposure rotations in various departments and simulated clinical learning. Online resources like Up-To-Date and AMBOSS also complements our learning within the hospital environment, off-campus and on campus sessions as well. Finally, IMU provides various avenues for students to strive to be better versions of themselves via clubs, societies, conferences, competitions and networking opportunities which further enriched my student experience. All in all, I am glad be part of the School of Medicine in IMU and I am excited to see new frontiers IMU will go into for the coming years.

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