Driven by almost two centuries of academic excellence, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is the ideal place to develop your aspirations of a career in medicine or biomedical sciences. Established in 2009, this international branch campus of NUMed draws on the legacy of Newcastle University in the UK. Since its inception in 1834 as a medical school, the institution has always been at the forefront of research and teaching, its reputation externally confirmed as of the highest international quality.
Provost and Chief Executive Officer Prof. Roger Barton said the university began as a medical school in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Northeast England.
“We have been educating Malaysian students at our UK campus for over 40 years. since the opening of our Malaysia campus, we’ve produced over 100 graduates here,” he highlighted.
NUMed offers undergraduate degrees in Medicine (MBBS) and Biomedical Sciences (BSc), as well as opportunities for foundation and postgraduate studies. The programmes of study lead to the award of the same degrees as those studied at the parent campus in the UK. NUMed’s curriculum is also designed to complement curiosity-driven self study and help students develop learning habits that is beneficial in life-long learning.
Malaysian students have been benefiting from Newcastle University’s quality programmes for many years. With nearly 50 Malaysian nationals enrolled currently on its UK undergraduate medical programme, Newcastle remains one of the most popular UK destinations for Malaysian medical students studying abroad. The establishment of NUMed here in Malaysia means that future students will now have the advantage of getting the best of both worlds – receiving quality UK-preferred medical education in Malaysia at an affordable price.
The essential factor for Newcastle University’s primary market position as a world-leading medical education provider is the quality of the educational experience. All quality-related activities are inextricably linked to contribute to the overall experience: well-designed innovative programmes are delivered to students by highly motivated and well-qualified academics complemented by carefully considered student support strategies and a firm ethic of scholarship.
NUMed celebrates the achievement of its students with an annual award ceremony on July 7, 2018. The ceremony witnessed the conferment of Foundation Certificate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences to a total of 55 students. Family members and friends have gathered at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor, where the ceremony was held.
Meanwhile, student representative Neshvinder Singh A/L Balbir Singh said he was honoured and humbled to be selected to speak on behalf of the graduating Foundation Class of 2017.
“This Foundation programme has given us a unique opportunity of undertaking a pre-university level course that is tailored specifically to biomedical and medical courses. The uniqueness of this programme is incomparable and priceless, as it has provided us with the necessary exposure to university culture as well as the knowledge and skills to advance us to the next level of studies,” he said.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and also the Dean of Biomedical and Foundation Studies, Professor Christopher Baldwin congratulated all the students and said he was proud of their achievements.
“This journey may be challenging at times and you may face difficulties as you travel along the path you have chosen, but please be assured that you have the very best preparation for this journey,” he added.
To find out more about NUMed’s programmes, excellent facilities, and student life, visit www.newcastle.edu.my.