Inaugural enrolment for IMU a success
tHE International Medical University (IMU) welcomed its pioneer batch of Foundation in Science (FiS) students on Jan 6. This is the first pre-university programme offered at the university.
More than 50 students, mostly school-leavers, enrolled in this foundation programme.
During the inaugural intake, FiS head Sharon Chan Min Hui said, “The day saw the students receiving their lab coats, pictures taken for student ID and parents having the opportunity to mingle and interact with the faculty personnel over refreshment.
“Students were also given a learning-style workshop, to help them discover their learning styles to maximise their yearlong learning here.”
Planning FiS Programme leader and IMU Centre for Education (ICE) assistant director Dr Chia Chee Fen explained, “The planning of the FiS programme started in early 2013, after the feasibility of the programme was evaluated in late 2012.
“Tan Sri Abu Bakar, President of IMU, wanted to ensure that besides studying, students also gained insight into a career in health professions and most importantly every student will embrace the IMU values.”
The IMU FiS programme is the preferred foundation and direct route for entry into the university’s local degree programmes.
The Foundation is a one-year Science programme conducted in three semesters and offered at the university’s Bukit Jalil main campus.
Newly registered Yaaliny Krishnamurthi said, “I had lots of fun on the first day. There were lots of friendly people and the lecturers were so professional. I enjoy every moment in IMU and it is a great experience for me. I look forward to more interesting and exciting moments here.”
FiS student Elaine Tan intends to pursue her studies in psychology.
She said, “When I first came to study in IMU, I was so happy and excited as I believed that the university provides me a conducive, comfortable and suitable study environment, which is key to my success. I love this university and its people.”
One of the key features of the IMU FiS is the early integration into the university community and exposure to IMU’s learning methodologies in a stimulating and conducive learning environment.
Learning is fully interconnected academically, socially and culturally.
IMU’s Learning Model is grounded on its core values, which foster students’ development into knowledgeable and competent health care professionals who are critical thinkers, reflective and yet proactive.
More than 50 students, mostly school-leavers, enrolled in the Foundation in Science programme at the International Medical University.