UoC-Thomson Hospital to advance healthcare learning


Better healthcare: Nursing students at UoC and their lecturer immerse themselves in practical training, paving the way for excellence in healthcare.

UNIVERSITY of Cyberjaya (UoC) has embarked on a transformative journey in healthcare education through a strategic partnership with Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara – marking a significant milestone in the evolution of both institutions.

This alliance aims to revolutionise the landscape of healthcare education, ensuring graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the dynamic healthcare industry.

A meet-and-greet session on March 14 at the university in Selangor was pivotal in solidifying this collaborative endeavour.

The event commenced with a session facilitating interactions between Thomson Hospital and sponsored students from UoC’s nursing programmes, providing insights into their academic progress.

First-year Diploma in Nursing student Siti Aliyah Maisarah Ismail, a beneficiary of Thomson Hospital’s scholarship, is grateful for the support she has received: “Thomson Hospital has provided me with a full scholarship, monthly allowance and accommodation, which has facilitated my studies, and I am thankful for this opportunity.”

The event was graced by faculty members, students and representatives from Thomson Hospital, who underscored the shared vision of innovation and excellence.

“Together, hand in hand with Thomson Hospital, we embark on a journey of innovation and excellence, laying the foundation for a brighter future for our institution, nurturing the aspirations of our students, and enriching the lives of the communities we are dedicated to serving,” said UoC Faculty of Nursing acting dean Kala Raani.

A flagship initiative unveiled through this partnership is the Thomson Hospital Alliance Group programme – to elevate healthcare education quality and enhance graduates’ employability by providing sponsorship opportunities for students pursuing healthcare-related courses, and granting access to cutting-edge healthcare practices within the sector.

On the pressing issue of nurse talent shortage, Thomson Hospital group human resources manager June Lim said: “The nurse talent shortage is a global challenge, with countries of greater economic means often draining resources primarily from the Asian region.

“To close this gap, Thomson Hospital is dedicated to alleviating financial constraints for nursing students and fostering a robust talent pipeline for our nation.”

The partnership between UoC and Thomson Hospital is poised to expand further, with plans for internships, graduate placements, seminars and workshops led by industry experts.

These initiatives underscore UoC’s commitment to elevating healthcare education standards and empowering the next generation of healthcare leaders.

“Our collaboration with Thomson Hospital embodies our dedication to equipping students with comprehensive skills and experiences, ensuring they emerge as adept and compassionate healthcare professionals ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow,” said UoC Global Engagement Department senior manager Nalena Balachandran.

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