IMU’s FiS Info Day opens

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THE In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal Univer­sity (IMU) in­vites prospec­tive stu­dents and their par­ents to its Foun­da­tion in Science (FiS) Info Day on Satur­day, June 17 at the univer­sity’s cam­pus in Bukit Jalil from 10am to 4pm.

FiS Info Days are the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for prospec­tive stu­dents to ob­tain first-hand in­for­ma­tion on the univer­sity.

They can meet cur­rent stu­dents and staff to chat about how the univer­sity’s FiS can pro­vide them an en­try to IMU’s un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes, and ex­cit­ing and promis­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Par­ents and stu­dents can also chat with fac­ulty mem­bers about life in IMU and seek ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion on a va­ri­ety of is­sues, such as ap­ply­ing to the univer­sity, fi­nanc­ing (in­clud­ing fees and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance) and ac­com­mo­da­tion.

They can also dis­cover about avail­able schol­ar­ships for those with 8As or more in their SPM.

Oth­ers may even be el­i­gi­ble for par­tial schol­ar­ships; or a spe­cial bur­sary of 50% in to­tal tu­ition fee to those who con­tinue IMU un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies upon com­ple­tion of the FiS pro­gramme.

There will also be a talk on the “FiS – The IMU Path­way to Suc­cess in Your Cho­sen De­gree” by FiS prin­ci­pal lec­turer and act­ing head Dr James Ed­ward Walsh, plus a shar­ing ses­sion with FiS stu­dents and alumni.

The Info Day will also be show­cas­ing its fa­cil­i­ties to vis­i­tors who can look around the univer­sity. Cur­rent stu­dents will be act­ing “am­bas­sadors” through­out the day, en­sur­ing vis­i­tors take ad­van­tage of talks and tours. FiS aims to pre­pare stu­dents aca­dem­i­cally and holis­ti­cally for their un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies in IMU.

The teach­ing method­ol­ogy and as­sess­ment meth­ods em­ployed in FiS are aligned to the method­olo­gies used in the un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes.

Stu­dents ben­e­fit from these as it gives them early ex­po­sure and a head start to the un­der­grad­u­ate learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

FiS is an im­por­tant foun­da­tion year that aims to pre­pare stu­dents to be in­de­pen­dent learn­ers. It is the pre­ferred foun­da­tion for en­try into any of the IMU’s un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree pro­grammes (lo­cal de­grees and credit trans­fer op­tions). The pro­gramme has three in­takes a year, in April, July and Septem­ber. These con­ve­nient start dates will en­able smooth tran­si­tion into the pre­ferred de­gree cour­ses that stu­dents are in­ter­ested in, upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme.

Vis­i­tors who ap­ply to the pro­gramme dur­ing FiS Info Day will re­ceive a RM450 waiver.

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most es­tab­lished pri­vate med­i­cal and health­care univer­sity with over 25 years of ded­i­cated fo­cus in health­care ed­u­ca­tion.

The univer­sity is the first in Malaysia that of­fers con­ven­tional and com­ple­men­tary medicine, all un­der-one-roof.

Es­tab­lished in 1992, IMU en­joys an in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion, and pro­vides a high stan­dard of ed­u­ca­tion at un­der­grad­u­ate, post­grad­u­ate and con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment level. Its pro­grammes con­sist of both lo­cal tracks (IMU de­gree), as well as in­ter­na­tional part­ner tracks (part­ner univer­sity de­gree).

IMU’s main cam­pus is lo­cated in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

Since 1999, IMU has es­tab­lished clin­i­cal schools in Serem­banandKualaPi­lah, Negeri Sem­bi­lan; as well as in Batu Pa­hat and Klu­ang, Jo­hor.

The univer­sity has over 3,800 stu­dents across its var­i­ous pro­grammes, with 3,340 stu­dents based at Bukit Jalil, while an­other 560 in clin­i­cal schools.

IMU also plays host to over 200 in­ter­na­tional stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing 30 coun­tries world­wide.

■ For de­tails, visit www.imu.edu. my, e-mail start@imu.edu.my; or call 03–2731 7272.

FiS aims to pre­pare med­i­cal stu­dents aca­dem­i­cally and holis­ti­cally for their un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies in IMU.

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