Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) welcomed a fresh batch of graduates to its Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) Teaching Fellow Programme, which is designed to provide a platform for them to take part in teaching the university’s current MBBS undergraduate students. Throughout the programme, the fellows will also have the opportunity to develop their own professional educational knowledge and teaching skills as they continue honing their medical knowledge using a variety of methods.
As fresh graduates, the fellows are able to understand and relate to what the undergraduate students are going through. This enables them to offer invaluable insights as they share their experiences and knowledge with the students.
“We are able to help undergraduate students who are struggling with understanding certain medical concepts by getting the opportunity to share our knowledge, while subsequently growing our passion to teach,” Paul Khoo, a current MBBS Teaching Fellow said.
Leo See Wei, another MBBS Teaching Fellow, concurs. “I am grateful I have the opportunity to be involved in the development, delivery and monitoring of the courses throughout the whole MBBS programme, from Year 1 to Year 5. Not only that, I get to carry out educational projects as well, such as the development of new innovative teaching materials and an audit.
“I have so much to learn in medicine and I am determined to be more hardworking compared to when I was a student. Now I have to make sure I thoroughly understand the topic before teaching it. In addition, I get to revise all my medical concepts at the same time,” she elaborated further sharing that her stint as a Teaching Fellow has allowed her to improve her self-confidence tremendously.
NUMed is the international branch campus of Newcastle University, UK, a leading university for medicine. Among others, the university was awarded five plus stars by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in areas that include research, teaching and employability.
Committed to providing a holistic learning experience, NUMed features expert faculty members and cutting-edge facilities, making it an ideal place for students to embark on their journey in medicine and biomedical sciences. To find out more about NUMed’s programmes, excellent facilities, and student life, visit its campus during upcoming Open Days 16 & 23 March or log on to www.newcastle.edu.my.