Promising careers in healthcare

GET started on a bright future in healthcare at the International Medical University (IMU), the country’s first and most established institution in that sector with over 20 years’ expertise.

It provides quality education at undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development levels, with programmes in conventional and complementary medicine both locally, and with its international university partners.

IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme, allowing a student to start their education in Malaysia while completing and earning a degree abroad.

Since its establishment in 1992, the university has grown from a medical college with five partner universities, to an internationally-recognised institution with more than 30 partners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Ireland, China, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

Its main campus is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, with additional clinical schools in Seremban and Kuala Pilah in Negri Sembilan, as well as Batu Pahat and Kluang (to open later this year) in Johor.

Undergraduate programme offered include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nursing, Nursing Science, Dietetics with Nutrition, Nutrition, Psychology, Biomedical Science, Medical Biotechnology, Chiropractic, and Chinese Medicine.

There are also postgraduate degrees like MSc and PhD in Medical and Health Sciences (by research), MSc in Public Health, Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Molecular Medicine.

IMU senior academic administrator Dr Mei Ling Young said the wide range of programmes allows students to be fully immersed in a vibrant community of peers and practitioners from all healthcare fields.

This leads to strong friendships that will grow into an extensive professional network upon graduation.

For the upcoming the Star Education Fair 2013, the university is offering a processing fee waiver worth RM150 for any programme application, except medicine and dentistry.

The fair is also an excellent opportunity to get personal counselling on IMU’s programmes and their career prospects from the faculty.

“Choosing your future career is an important decision, but it does not have to be a difficult one.

“You’ve got to be happy not just with the course you choose but also with where you choose to learn.

“Take this golden opportunity to find out how the university’s programmes can provide you with an entry to promising careers in the region,” Dr Young advised.

The university achieved a Tier-5 rating in the SETARA ratings of Malaysian Universities and University-Colleges awarded by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

Its curriculum is benchmarked to international standards, and is accepted by international partner universities for credit transfers.

Dr Young pointed out that IMU’s Learning Model is grounded on its core values which foster students’ development into knowledgeable and competent healthcare professionals who are critical thinkers, reflective and yet proactive.

The university aims to produce graduates committed to lifelong learning, and imbued with a sense of good citizenship, leadership and ethical behaviour.

In its continued quest for academic excellence, the university has also moved into research.

Its efforts are expected to be enhanced with the launching of its Institute of Research, Development and Innovation last September.

The university had a major breakthrough in 2010 with the start of its Healthcare Centres which allowed its staff and students to receive and treat patients.

Serving as a teaching site for students, the centres bring the disciplines of allopathic medicine, complementary and alternative medicine together under one roof.

IMU will be among the 88 exhibitors in 258 booths taking part in the Star Education Fair 2013.

The event has been touted as the northern region’s biggest one-stop education extravaganza.

It will be held on March 23 and March 24 at the Penang International Sports Arena in Relau.

More than 25,000 people are expected to visit the event where undergraduate, postgraduate, twinning, diploma and distance learning programmes as well as certificate programmes will be showcased.

Career talks will also be held during the fair for school leavers who wish to obtain a clearer direction in pursuing their tertiary education.

For more information on the education fair, call 04-6473388.

Admission is free.

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