Starting March next year, International Medical University (IMU) students will be able to observe in chiropractic clinics globally after completing their studies.
The varsity’s collaboration under a recently inked memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chiropractic First Group (CFG) marks the initiation of a graduate trainee programme for the IMU Centre of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which emphasises student mobility, clinical experience and industry development in light of the current uneven ratio of chiropractic practitioners to patients.
The partnership will also see CFG and IMU working in tandem to exchange ideas on training curriculum, industry best practices, and the employment market for graduates in the wellness sector. In addition, IMU students will have the opportunity to expand their horizons at CFG’s international branches in Singapore, Indonesia, China, the United Kingdom and Europe.
With a combined total of over two million patients worldwide, CFG’s experts from a roster of over 50 practitioners will be hosting regular seminars and guest lectures for IMU’s chiropractic cohort.
IMU Centre of Complementary and Alternative Medicine director Janice Chan said the partnership will create opportunities for the varsity’s students and reinforce their education with real-world practical experience.
CFG will also offer a Leadership Bursary Grant and Book Prize totalling up to RM160,000 to IMU students to nurture future leaders in the chiropractic field, supporting their educational journey and recognising their outstanding achievements.
As part of this five-year arrangement, CFG founder and chief executive officer Matt Kan will be appointed a member of the IMU industry advisory board, a press release dated Nov 10 read.