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In keeping with its mission to develop an attractive, supportive, and inspiring environment for its students, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) plays an integral part in creating opportunities that lie at the intersection between lifelong memories and service to empower them to make a difference in community.

NUMed designs its events around its values of academic excellence, multiculturalism, internationalism and service to society, said Prof. Chris Baldwin, Provost and CEO of NUMed. “Our students aren’t here exclusively for classroom learning; they’re also learning how to be part of a community.

“We want to provide them with an enriching platform that offers a myriad of opportunities to contribute.”

This year, students of NUMed have participated in numerous events, including volunteering at Kechara Soup Kitchen and the university’s annual Stage 4 Health Camp “Karnival Jom Sihat”.

Prof. Baldwin said the events gave students a chance to gain invaluable experiences.

“NUMed requires not just great students but a vibrant community to support their development and to prepare them for academic, personal, and professional success,” he added.

The university’s Stage 4 Health Camp “Karnival Jom Sihat”, which aims to promote health awareness, took place at Kampung Dato Sulaiman Menteri in November 2018. The event serves a dual purpose of giving back to the community as well as training the next generation of medical professionals.

“We get to learn how to contribute back to society by raising health awareness as well as enhancing our communication and collaboration skills. This helps us become better-rounded doctors,” said Syafika Amanda, the Vice President of the organising committee.

NUMed students volunteered at KECHARA Soup Kitchen on 24 November to provide the homeless with vital resources

Students who participated in the volunteering activity with Kechara Soup Kitchen found the experience to be fulfilling as it allowed them to help create positive change in their community and gain a better understanding of values and empathy.

As well as events run by NUMed, students are encouraged to participate in activities beyond the university, such as the Medics Intervarsity Games (MIVG), which is organised by the Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) Malaysia. The national sports event, held annually, is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and foster a sense of camaraderie among the future doctors of Malaysia.

As the top medical education provider in Malaysia, NUMed is committed to providing its students with a holistic learning experience that extends beyond academics and allows them to contribute to society at large, ultimately shaping leaders in the medical field – young people determined to make a positive impact locally and globally.

The university is internationally renowned for being one the best British universities for medicine, offering world-class medical education to students from more than 120 countries. Currently, it is placed fifth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2019 and in the top 125 (Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health category) by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018, among others. It also received a 95% Overall Student Satisfaction Score according to the National Student Survey 2017 (subjects allied to medical category).

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