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. Most medical researchers specialise in a specific area of research, such as cancer or neuroscience, and oversee the development of new drugs and medical devices, as well as designing and leading clinical trials, writing reports and publishing findings, and leading teams of technicians who perform support tasks. The rapid advancement of new medications and treatments also means that prospective researchers need to have important qualities such as communication, critical thinking, and decision-making skills to move this highly valued field forward.

As medical research has the goal of discovering new medications or treatments, or enhancing the use of those that are already available, cultivating independent learners encourages them to improve their analytical and observation skills to the next level. Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) builds on the legacy of Newcastle University in the UK, which was founded in 1834 as a medical school, and has long been at the forefront of research and teaching, with a reputation for excellence that has been externally confirmed. According to Prof Chris Baldwin, the CEO and Provost of NUMed, “The curriculum is designed to complement curiosity-driven self-study and help students develop learning habits that are beneficial for life-long learning.”

Newcastle University has a world-leading collaboration of research scientists, medical doctors, and teaching experts, and NUMed students will be able to benefit from being taught and led by a highly talented and experienced international faculty. As a testament to this, NUMed’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) students and alumni have had their research papers published in the highly reputable Journal of Global Health Reports. Their supervisor, Dr. Edmund Ong, Associate Professor and Consultant Physician at NUMed, commented that there has been a wide range of research projects focusing on clinical and applied aspects of medicine available to NUMed’s medical and biomedical sciences students.

Medical Education, Applied Health, and Cancer are the three main areas of research at NUMed. The Water Security Hub, Dementia Prevention and Enhanced Care (DEPEC), and South East Asian Cancer Genomics Research Partnership Programs are among the ongoing projects.

NUMed seeks to develop an inspiring environment for students while providing them with an affordable, world-class medical education. To find out more about NUMed’s programmes, excellent facilities, and student life, email, call 07-555 3800, WhatsApp 011-1231 5411 / 012-7849456 or visit

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