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  • Why should young doctors pursue a career in internal medicine?

    published on: 16 November 2021

  • Medical Students: Your Guide To Mental Wellness

    published on: 12 November 2021

  • Achieving A Better Tomorrow With Compassionate Doctors

    Global healthcare systems have gone through many reforms, advancements and improvements over the years. However, throughout all these transformations, the vital role of empathy as a cornerstone in the provision of efficient healthcare to individuals and communities has remained consistent.

    published on: 10 November 2021

  • Creating A Paradigm For Student Success At NUMed

    “What are your goals and aspirations?” Perhaps this is a question frequently asked. You are now ready to take the important first step of enrolling in medical school. If you know how to make the journey satisfying, rewarding, and most importantly, enjoyable, medical school can be some of the best years of your life!

    published on: 26 October 2021

  • Empowering The Next Generation of Medical Professionals

    The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, opening up new avenues for problem solving and tackling new challenges in the field of healthcare around the world.

    published on: 10 October 2021

  • Future-Proofing The World With Biomedical Sciences

    Biomedical sciences encompass all parts of biology and biochemistry that are relevant to healthcare.

    published on: 22 September 2021

  • MedEd Matters: Devising Your Medical School Journey

    What is medical school like? In truth, the road to obtaining a medical degree is filled with experiences that can be challenging, surprising, and also rewarding. It’s not an easy journey, but to succeed as a medical student, you will need to work hard and remain committed. Thus, it is recommended for medical students to have their own study strategies and planning when it comes to organising the volume of study materials per hour and per day.

    published on: 6 September 2021

  • Shaping the Next Generation of Medical Researchers

    Medical research provides important information about the causes of illnesses and risk factors, and explores innovative methods to improve human health.

    published on: 1 September 2021

  • 5 Productivity Apps for Medical Students

    Medical students who want to do well in medical school aspire to revise effectively, obtain satisfactory results and ace in medical training in order to become a well-acquainted medical professional.

    published on: 1 September 2021

  • Advancing Malaysia’s Mental Health Conversations & Solutions

    Medical experts, industry leaders, advocates, and the public community from across Malaysia have connected online on 31st July 2021 to share experiences and insights on mental health during a critical time in the country’s Covid-19 battle.

    published on: 12 August 2021

  • Conquering The Future Of Scientific Research And Modern Medicine

    As a field of study that is concerned with saving lives, research, testing, and analysis, biomedical sciences play a fundamental role in scientific research and modern medicine.

    published on: 11 August 2021

  • Revolutionising Malaysia’s Cancer Research Landscape Through Progressive Clinical Breakthroughs

    ewcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), alongside Members of Malaysian Laboratory Haematology Society (MMLHS), Institute for Medical Research (IMR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), and University Sains University (USM) joined hands to organise a four-day virtual conference and workshop titled “Cancer Genomics and Haematological Disorders Conference”.

    published on: 11 August 2021

  • Experience A Global Medical Education On Malaysian Shores

    In light of the current worldwide pandemic, it is evident that there is an increasing need for global healthcare. There is a significant need to import knowledge and technology for the advancement of medical practitioners, as well as to prepare physicians to address complex systems and lead such systems in order to protect the best interests of patients and communities. This reality necessitates a change in the way medicine is taught and learned.

    published on: 4 August 2021

  • The Roadmap To A Successful Mentorship

    In a learning environment, mentorship provides valuable support and empowers the community. Developing significant connections with peers, staff and faculty improves their synergy, and this is the first step toward a successful mentorship. Mentor-mentee relationships enable mentors to better understand the mentee’s aspirations, worries, as well as providing support in the best interests of the mentee.

    published on: 4 August 2021

  • Building Meaningful Discussions on Mental Health with The Way Forward: Vocalising Our Mental Health

    Forward NUMed is returning with a brand new webinar on 31 July 2021 that focuses on mental health. Organised by Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) and supported by the College of Physicians and Relate Malaysia, the event, titled The Way Forward: Vocalising Our Mental Health, aims to raise awareness about mental health in Malaysia by helping the public to understand how to effectively respond to crises, normalise conversations, and break stigmas related to mental health.

    published on: 27 July 2021

  • A Step Forward Towards Better Mental Health

    Mental health is defined as a state of psychological and emotional well-being in which an individual is able to use their cognitive and emotional capabilities to meet the normal demands and functions of society. Maintaining a healthy mental well-being is undeniably important at all stages of life, from childhood and adolescence to adulthood.

    published on: 22 July 2021

  • The Education Awards (TEAs): Life-Changing Gurus in Pursuit of Cultivating Astute Scholars

    On the evening of 29th April 2021, Newcastle University, UK conducted a glorious virtual ceremony of The Education Awards (TEAs), with the participation of honourable and distinguished list of educators from all three Newcastle University campuses ? United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Singapore. The award ceremony was held to announce the winners and commemorate the outstanding contributions of its exceptional staff across Newcastle University and all of its global campuses through what has been an eminently challenging year.

    published on: 16 July 2021

  • Engaging The Next Generation In Ground-breaking Research Opportunities

    Did you know that some of the major discoveries in the field of healthcare – from insulin to heparin, the sinoatrial node to ether anaesthesia – are made by medical students? This serves as a powerful reminder of what dedicated medical students are capable of achieving.

    published on: 13 July 2021

  • The Important Role of Biomedical Sciences in the Fight against COVID-19

    As one of the broadest areas in modern science, Biomedical Sciences is at the heart of modern medicine. The field is concerned with the science of the human body, as well as the investigation of how the human body functions in health and disease. Among the areas that Biomedical Sciences students study are the structure of the body and how it develops, the structure and function of biological molecules, how cells and organs work together, and how microorganisms cause disease.

    published on: 7 July 2021

  • What To Expect In Medical School?

    Medical school is for those who are determined and conscientious. Students who wish to pursue a career in medicine must first be passionate and ambitious, as attending medical school can be a challenging experience for many. Over the span of their course, students will gain general medical education and the foundation for their later career specialisation.

    published on: 25 June 2021

  • 5 Healthy Ways for Medical Students to Reduce Stress

    Stress is a natural human emotion or physical tension that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is built to cope with and respond to stress.

    published on: 21 June 2021

  • Mentorship: Where Hindsight Becomes Foresight

    Mentorship plays an important role in facilitating student success. Mentoring relationships encourage the transfer of relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies that enable students to succeed in their studies and professional careers. Besides, it can also enhance a student’s productivity and self-esteem, help them set new goals, and provide clarity on how to take appropriate actions for their future.

    published on: 8 June 2021

  • The 21st Century Cancer Research

    Throughout the first twenty years of the 21st century, the world has witnessed a dramatic shift in the cancer care landscape due to the quantum leap in discoveries in the race against cancer. Cancer, a disease characterised by abnormal growth in cells, has always been an adversity plaguing humankind since many centuries ago.

    published on: 3 June 2021

  • Diverse Medical Specialties For A Better Quality Of Life

    ‘Quality of Life’ is considerably the standard in healthcare, and if you asked someone what the most valuable aspect in life is, the majority would say - health.

    published on: 25 May 2021

  • Medical Education: Experience The Best of Both Worlds

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is probably a question that you have encountered since you were little. Fast forward to today, you are ready to fly the nest to pursue your ambition.

    published on: 20 May 2021

  • MBBS Students & Alumni from NUMed Made the Headlines in Journal of Global Health Reports

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) has achieved a monumental milestone when their students and alumni led by their supervisor Hon Prof Ed Ong made headlines in a highly reputable global journal. The respective scholars had their research papers successfully published in the Journal of Global Health Reports. Significant headway like this is symbolic of NUMed’s capability to produce high-calibre scholars.

    published on: 18 May 2021

  • Why You Should Choose NUMed’s Foundation Programme

    SPM is over. You’re one step closer to your ambition of being part of the medical or biomedical sciences profession. First, you need to find a solid pre-undergraduate programme.

    published on: 3 May 2021

  • Start Medical School Off On The Right Foot

    At first glance, medical school can seem daunting. It’s both exciting and terrifying. You’ve worked so hard to get in, and now you’re finally going to step into a whole new world. Fret not, we’re here to help! Here are some tips to help you start your journey off on the right foot.

    published on: 6 April 2021

  • Advancing Malaysia’s Medical Education & Hospital Training in the Post COVID-19 Landscape

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) second Forward Malaysia webinar, The Way Forward: Medical Education & Hospital Training in the Post COVID-19 Landscape, was held on 27 March 2021. The event, organised jointly with Malaysia Advanced Acute Internal Medicine & Ultrasound Society (MAAIMUSS) and College of Physicians presented medical students, medical professionals and aspiring healthcare workers with ideas and knowledge that will assist them in developing relevant, up-to-date educational practices and in their current or future professional capacities to enable them to continue making improvements in the future.

    published on: 31 March 2021

  • Transforming Malaysia’s Healthcare & Medical Education Beyond The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Acting as a radical disruptor to the ‘normal’ way of doing things, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated transformations within healthcare and medical education delivery at an unprecedented pace. In many instances, these changes have incorporated a fundamental redesign of service delivery, with profound implications for healthcare workers, medical students, and patients. Though the primary catalyst for change has been the urgent need for infection control, it is also prompting healthcare and medical education leaders to consider future needs and opportunities.

    published on: 31 March 2021

  • Chasing the Study Blues Away during the Pandemic

    As the nation looks forward to getting back to their normal routines in the near future, many university students are still on fully online or a hybrid of face-to-face and online classes. While some students thrive via online learning, research has shown that online or remote learning could affect the motivation level of students to study due to various reasons. Feeling isolated, technological barriers and difficulty to cope with learning through screens can negatively affect the learning process.

    published on: 24 March 2021

  • COVID-19: Virus Mutations & Vaccine Effectiveness

    The COVID-19 pandemic started back in December 2019 when China reported a mysterious illness in Wuhan. The illness soon spread rapidly on a global scale, and there were more than 70,000 confirmed cases by 18 February 2020. Since then, numerous preventive measures have been taken, with the public being advised to isolate themselves and have minimal physical contact with everyone else.

    published on: 16 March 2021

  • Shaping Malaysia’s Healthcare Journey Beyond COVID-19

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), in collaboration with Malaysia Advanced Acute Internal Medicine & Ultrasound Society (MAAIMUSS), organised a special webinar focused on exclusive COVID-19 updates, vaccination developments, and the future of medical education on 27th February 2021. The webinar, titled “Forward Malaysia: Charting New Paths To The Next Normal”, attracted more than 500 participants consisting of members of the medical academic community, the public health community and further afield, and key decision-makers from healthcare sectors.

    published on: 2 March 2021

  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Education

    In a bid to impede the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic, numerous unprecedented measures and restrictions have been introduced worldwide. Among others, these include the shutdown of physical classrooms for most levels of education. In fact, the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) reported that since the pandemic began, 192 countries have had to close all their educational institutions at varying times, affecting the education of more than 90% of the world’s student population.

    published on: 23 February 2021

  • Assuring the Best Doctors for the Future

    The medical profession emphasises integrity and caring for people when they are most vulnerable. “The science of medicine is fascinating. As a doctor, I’m able to advocate evidence based intervention and impact my patients positively, which really inspires me,” shared Dr. Edmund LC Ong, Honorary Professor of Medicine at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed).

    published on: 23 February 2021

  • Nurturing Humanity: The Heart of Healthcare

    Global healthcare systems have gone through many reforms, advancements and improvements over the years. Throughout all these transformations, one thing has remained consistent – the vital role of empathy as a cornerstone in the provision of efficient healthcare to individuals and communities at large.

    published on: 16 February 2021

  • Medical Students: Overcoming Barriers Of COVID-19 In Medical Education

    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe for over a year. Presently, the end is still not in sight and we have yet to truly understand the lasting repercussions of the pandemic. Nevertheless, it is clear that the current situation is overwhelming our healthcare systems, economies, and education systems. Medical students in particular have experienced significant disruptions in their education due to restrictions brought about by the pandemic.

    published on: 3 February 2021

  • Shaping the Future of the Medical Workforce

    The Global Health Alliance and World Health Organization (WHO) have declared that “there is no health without a workforce”, underlining the vital role of the medical/healthcare workforce as the cornerstone of our health systems. This workforce refers to all the people who deliver or assist in the delivery of health services, or help operate healthcare facilities. They are essential in building the resilience of communities and health systems to respond to disasters caused by natural or man-made hazards.

    published on: 12 January 2021

  • Medical Education Research: Optimising The Educational Ecosystem

    In current trends and approaches to global needs, it is undeniable that our science and tech-world has been growing rapidly. However, situations like our recent COVID-19 pandemic proves a point and urgency to us that now we do not only need technologies to evolve but indeed, our medical education has to equally develop to bring out the best cohesive healthcare system for our future.

    published on: 18 December 2020

  • Enhancing Water Security for All

    Clean water is crucial for human survival. Yet, as of 2019, 2.2 billion people still do not have access to safely managed water drinking services, according to WHO/UNICEF. In fact, one of the 17 Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) that were established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 has a target of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitisation for all.

    published on: 30 November 2020

  • Ways to Make the Most of Your Time at NUMed

    Congratulations! You have just graduated into a new stage of life - medical school. Being in medical school can be some of the best years of your life, if you know how to make the journey satisfying, rewarding and above all, enjoyable!

    published on: 20 November 2020

  • Mental Healthcare for Medical Students

    Throughout history, the stigma around mental health has prevented many from voicing out their mental health concerns. Medical students might also be susceptible to mental health disorders as a result of the interaction between environmental stressors and genetics.

    published on: 3 November 2020

  • NUMed’s Class of 2020 Graduates Against All Odds in 7th Congregation

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) makes history by celebrating its 7th Congregation digitally. As an effort of adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) obliged under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), NUMed trades their traditional physical gathering with a virtual event attended by all NUMedians from the safety of their homes.

    published on: 3 November 2020

  • Coping with COVID-19 as a Medical Student

    COVID-19 has altered many students' study plans. As the new norm takes place, medical students are faced with the challenge of adapting to new ways of learning. For one, most universities are implementing virtual classes to replace face-to-face lectures. Although this is beneficial for the safety of staff and students, medical students report challenges[1] related to time management, use of technology, and communication.

    published on: 3 November 2020

  • 5 Signs You’ve Chosen the Right Medical School

    One of the most difficult things to undertake prior to becoming a doctor is picking the right medical school. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. More often than not, this task can be overwhelming for students who are trying to decide which school to attend, so here are 5 signs to show that you’ve chosen the right medical school.

    published on: 5 October 2020

  • A Life-Changing Experience: Studying Abroad in Newcastle University

    Since its establishment in Malaysia a decade ago, Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia has produced a number of successful medical graduates. NUMed is known for its excellence in medical education and a global alumni network. It offers two undergraduate programmes: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and BSc (Hons.) Biomedical Sciences. Under the curriculum, MBBS and Biomedical Science students have the opportunity to study in the UK.

    published on: 22 September 2020

  • The Making of Caring Doctors

    DOCTORS play an important role and their empathy makes all the difference to a patient’s life. In fact, doctors can be a source of hope and strength.

    published on: 21 August 2020

  • Paving the Way for a Safe Return to Campus

    While schools have reopened, some higher education institutions might have on-going online learning since MCO which began in March.

    published on: 21 August 2020

  • Student Support During the Pandemic

    Social distancing is the new reality in education, with students having to accept the radical change in the way that learning is approached. However, the abrupt shift from face-to-face classroom instruction to online classes can put students at risk for mental health challenges due to isolation that comes with self-study.

    published on: 21 August 2020

  • World-class Medical Education Available Locally

    WHAT do you want to be when you grow up? Perhaps, this is a question you often encounter during childhood. Fast forward to today, you are ready to fly the nest to pursue your ambition.

    published on: 6 August 2020

  • Go Online for Effective Learning

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of education. Consequently, technology has been illuminating the way for large-scale online learning worldwide. Although the pandemic has not been what anyone could have predicted, “Innovative thinking and collaborative working groups have made this a successful endeavour,” said Dr Michaela Louise Goodson, Dean of Research at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed).

    published on: 3 August 2020

  • Celebrating Excellence: Behind Every Medical Professional

    Knowledge imparter, opinion leader, role model, cheerleader, confidante, mentor and motivator are just some of the many roles wrapped up in one package identified by students as “Sir”, “Prof”, “Dr”, “Miss” or “Madam”. Every medical student’s journey is unique, but one common denominator is the impact made by the medical educators in their lives. Teachers and lecturers influence and shape our worldviews, career aspirations, self-image, and standards, as well as many other values and virtues in life.

    published on: 17 July 2020

  • NUMed Students Coping with Remote Learning

    Thanks to technology, the Covid-19 pandemic has not deterred university students from continuing their studies despite having to do so within the confines of their homes. For Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), sustaining academic quality by enhancing two-way communication between lecturers and students has been its top priority.

    published on: 1 July 2020

  • Top 3 Reasons NUMed is the Best Medical Education Provider in Malaysia

    One of the top medical universities in Malaysia, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) has grown from strength to strength since its establishment in 2009. Through the years, over 600 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) students have passed through its hallowed halls and gone on to serve the healthcare needs of the world.

    published on: 23 June 2020

  • Technology Used in Classrooms Today

    New technologies like interactive whiteboards, e-books, and virtual meeting platforms are being adopted by universities around the world; but do they really empower students to learn better or are they simply a substitute for blackboards and paper? While traditional lectures continue to be an integral part of the student experience, innovative technologies, when utilised optimally, can provide students with experiences and opportunities that were not possible before.

    published on: 23 June 2020

  • Traversing Online Learning with Ease

    Digital learning is no longer seen as the domain of technology-savvy educators alone. The decision by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) for university lectures to be conducted fully online for the rest of the year means that all educators and students have to adapt to a new learning norm.

    published on: 6 June 2020

  • Leisure Reading for Medical Students

    The words “leisure” and “medical student” may seem oxymoronic when used in the same sentence. However, this improbability has taken a back seat as current regulations require students to stay at home. So, what do you do with all this time? Does it feel like freedom or just an overwhelming sense of emptiness? Should you cook, sew, do yoga, attend three webinars a day, and end up just as occupied as you were before? Or should you give in to the waves of complacency because time is no longer relative?

    published on: 6 June 2020

  • MCO Mayhem: Reflections of a Final-Year Medical Student

    I believe that I speak for many other students when I say that the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) back in mid-March was the start of organised chaos. All of a sudden, there was a need to stock up on necessities and a perceived need to buy a year’s worth of toilet paper. I had friends who offered to buy me masks and hand sanitisers, but those sold out in a flash. The general benefit of the doubt is that people are simply driven by worry and doing all that they can to protect themselves. However, we are convinced that the most effective measure is just to stay home and adhere to the main precaution advocated, which is to wash our hands frequently with soap and water.

    published on: 2 June 2020

  • 4 digital learning platforms to make good use of your time with during the MCO/at home

    When operations cease and the world is at a standstill, it’s important not to take all the extra time for granted – especially when one has access to the Internet and electronic devices. This article explores the various digital learning platforms medical students could utilise during the MCO.

    published on: 27 May 2020

  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Medical Professionals

    The field of healthcare is growing bigger and stronger everyday worldwide, as medical advances open the doors to solving more medical problems and addressing new challenges.

    published on: 22 May 2020