Help­ing stu­dents achieve dreams

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IN­TER­NA­TIONAL Med­i­cal Univer­sity ( IMU) grad­u­ate and schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent Yeo Wei Yan de­tails her ex­pe­ri­ence at the univer­sity:

I wanted to be a phar­ma­cist since I was young. My dream came true when I was of­fered a schol­ar­ship to IMU.

In June 2011, when I re­ceived a phone call in­form­ing me that I was of­fered the IMU Bach­e­lor of Phar­macy schol­ar­ship, I was over­whelmed by the good news.

As an IMU scholar, I have par­tic­i­pated in count­less ac­tiv­i­ties such as the Schol­ars’ High Tea, the Fac­ulty Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Week and the In­ter- Pro­fes­sional Fo­rum, which cer­tainly helped to foster ca­ma­raderie among the IMU schol­ars.

The IMU scholar com­mit­tee is in­deed a large fam­ily and I re­alised that each and ev­ery mem­ber of the group is spe­cial in their own way.

I trea­sure the bond that was formed be­tween us and will not for­get all the mem­o­ries that were forged through­out th­ese four years of my stud­ies at IMU.

Not only that, th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties also served as a plat­form to build many valu­able skills and I have learnt many val­ues such as team­work and lead­er­ship. I strongly be­lieve that th­ese val­ues are of paramount im­por­tance to be an all- rounder.

It is above par to be a per­son who ex­cels in academics, but it is cer­tainly bet­ter to pur­sue a holis­tic ap­proach and be a ver­sa­tile per­son who has mul­ti­ple skills.

There­fore, th­ese val­ues that I have learnt will serve as a step­ping stone for me to em­bark on a more chal­leng­ing fu­ture ahead.

The phar­macy pro­gramme is an ex­cit­ing pro­gramme. Dur­ing lec­tures, the ba­sics and the­ory of phar­ma­col­ogy were the most in­trigu­ing.

I was also ex­posed to plenty of clin­i­cal knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence from the Ob­jec­tive Struc­tured Clin­i­cal Ex­am­i­na­tion ( OSCE) and hos­pi­tal post­ing.

Both the OSCE and hos­pi­tal post­ing gave me an in­sight into how to be­come a suc­cess­ful phar­ma­cist in the fu­ture.

What at­tracted me most is the clin­i­cal side of the phar­macy pro­gramme at IMU. On top of that, IMU en­sures that young un­der­grad­u­ate phar­macy stu­dents ob­tain the nec­es­sary ex­po­sure to phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and retail phar­macy set­tings.

I am grate­ful and hon­oured to have been awarded this schol­ar­ship. Hav­ing grad­u­ated, I am now one step closer to ful­fill­ing IMU’s as­pi­ra­tions as well as achiev­ing my dream, which is to be­come a dis­tin­guished phar­ma­cist in the near fu­ture.

IMU of­fers schol­ar­ships for its pre­uni­ver­sity ( one- year Foun­da­tion in Sci­ence pro­gramme) and most of its un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes.

Awarded an­nu­ally, the schol­ar­ships are in the form of tu­ition fee waivers. Schol­ar­ships are awarded for the de­gree pro­grammes as full or par­tial ( 50%) tu­ition fee waivers. Tu­ition fee waivers from RM2,000 to RM6,000 are of­fered for the Foun­da­tion in Sci­ence.

Malaysian and in­ter­na­tional stu­dents who demon­strate aca­demic ex­cel­lence will be in­vited to ap­ply for th­ese schol­ar­ships through their of­fer let­ter.

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most es­tab­lished pri­vate med­i­cal and health­care univer­sity with more than 24 years of ded­i­cated fo­cus in health­care education.

Es­tab­lished in 1992, the univer­sity en­joys an in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion and pro­vides a high stan­dard of education at the pre­uni­ver­sity, un­der­grad­u­ate, post­grad­u­ate and con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment level.

IMU’s learn­ing model is grounded on its core val­ues, fos­ter­ing stu­dents to be­come knowl­edge­able and com­pe­tent health­care pro­fes­sion­als who are crit­i­cal thinkers, re­flec­tive and proac­tive.

The aim is to cre­ate health­care grad­u­ates who are com­mit­ted to life­long learn­ing and im­bued with a sense of good cit­i­zen­ship, lead­er­ship and eth­i­cal be­hav­iour.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. imu. edu. my or e- mail start@ imu. edu. my or call 03- 2731 7272.

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