The path towards but one that sees no shortage of takers. It is a selfless calling, dedicated to the service of others and yet, is one of the most personally fulfilling career options to embark on.
To take up medicine, you need good grades coupled with total commitment to stay on the course. Hence, it is important that the decision to be a doctor is yours, not your parents’ or anyone else’s.
The IMU Medical programme focuses on Medical Sciences for the first 2.5 years. Students then proceed to undertake Clinical Training either at IMU’s Clinical Campuses in the southern part of Malaysia or at a Partner Medical School (PMS) overseas.
IMU’s curriculum emphasizes clinical application of basic science from an early stage. IMU is the first to incorporate the USMLE Step 1 Preparatory Course into the IMU medical curriculum across Semesters 1 to 5. This is to allow IMU medical graduates to begin early preparation to sit for USMLE Step 1 examination that opens the door towards United States residency opportunities.
At IMU, clinical electives are an important part of undergraduate medical training in order to enhance learning experience. Students of its medical programme can choose to do their clinical electives in selected hospitals in the USA and enhance their learning experience in a different healthcare system.
Do you know that you can obtain an additional degree by just adding 6 months to your medical degree? The degree that you will obtain is the Bachelor in Medical Sciences (Honours), an integrated degree commonly offered between the second and third years of a medical course with the aim to obtain in-depth understanding of research and areas of particular interest over the extended period.
This degree will provides you with
The medical curriculum is not only benchmarked to meet high international standards but now it also provides a pathway for our graduates to train and work in the United States with the incorporation of the USMLE Step 1 Preparatory Course into the IMU medical curriculum across Semesters 1 to 5. This is to allow future medical graduates to begin early preparation and be competent to sit for USMLE Step 1 examination that carves a path towards United States residency opportunities.
An IMU Alumnus, Dr Khoo Teck Kim is currently working as an Endocrinologist and is also a faculty member of Des Moines University. Learn more about his journey from a medical student in Malaysia to where he is now in USA.
Mustafa Sharief Sayed Mohammed have had his interest in Medicine as early as pre-school. That fear of how stressful and demanding medicine can be as a career and how it can take its toll on a person’s life caused him to stray away from medicine initially. Learning that without interest, every career would feel stressful and demanding and worse yet unsatisfying, he eventually, succumbed to his passion in medicine. This top MBBS IMU student from Sudan shares his experience.
Dr Sharminithevi Paramalingam’s involvement in community work started with a community project that her alma mater, IMU, organised when she was in the third year of her medical studies at the University. She has not looked back since then. Find out more about her volunteer work in the community.
IMU alumni, Dr Sophia Rasheeqa Ismail was awarded the Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 2017. This is a nationwide competition for young Malaysians to secure a grant and engage in short-term collaborative projects or programmes at an internationally-recognised host institutions for selected disciplines. Dr Sophia shares more.
My 2 years in IMU Seremban were special to me. The presence of supportive seniors, a collegial environment and great lecturers helped cement my clinical years as outstanding years in my career. I feel that the strong grounding in medicine and independent learning that I gained while studying in IMU was instrumental to the success of my career in the US.
I can’t stop praising how adequately IMU has prepared us for the clinical phase overseas. Even in our first semester, the emphasis on clinical skills right after orientation week prepares us for learning in the wards.
IMU had certainly provided me with a strong foundation. The knowledge I had gained in IMU had made the transition to my clinical years easier. More importantly, in IMU I had learnt a lot through the co-curricular activities I was involved in and the people I had met. This helped me grow as a person and build my confidence to carry on even after leaving the country.
PhD (Pharmacology) (UKM), MBBS (UM), PMP
FRCP (Lond), MMed, MBBS, BSc(Hons), AM
MBChB (Glasgow), M Med (O&G) (UKM)
MBBS, Diploma in Clinical Pathology, Diplomate National Board (Pathology)
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