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  • Why is a UK degree the best choice for medical education?

    Malaysia is currently facing an oversupply of medical graduates. So, if you are an aspiring medical professional, how do you make yourself stand out in this overabundance of competition? Acquiring a UK medical education degree will provide you with the skills and expertise to be remarkably more successful than the average medical graduate.

    published on: 14 September 2018

  • Benefits of Technology in Healthcare

    Technology plays an important role in many aspects of our lives, one of which is healthcare. The integration of technology in areas like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology as well as the development of medical devices and equipment has made significant contributions to improving healthcare and saving lives all around the world. From “small” innovations like adhesive bandages and ankle braces to larger, more complex technologies like MRI machines, artificial organs, and robotic prosthetic limbs, technology has undoubtedly made an incredible impact on medicine.

    published on: 14 September 2018

  • The Fast and the Furious Brain

    It has been decades of research and studies, yet the human brain remains as the most mysterious and amazing organ to all of us. This unique organ weighs about three pounds, which is only about 2% of a human’s body weight, yet it requires about 20% constant blood flow and uses about 20% of all the oxygen that we breathe. The brain may look like the head of the cauliflower but it is soft and spongy to hold. If you compare the human brain with a rat’s brain, you will notice that the surface of the human brain is not smooth like the rat’s brain – it has lots of wrinkles. These wrinkles are actually increasing the surface area of the brain, so that the brain can have more neurons without the need of enlarging the size of our head!

    published on: 13 September 2018

  • The Journey to Becoming a Medical Specialist

    Medical school is a long-term commitment. It can easily take over a decade for a person to become a medical specialist. Obtaining a medical degree alone will take five years. Furthermore, unlike other professions, medical graduates will not yet be considered qualified medical personnel. In Malaysia, it is compulsory for them to undergo housemanship for two years, during which they will rotate among specialist wards like General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Emergency Medicine.

    published on: 6 September 2018

  • Medical Education Helps in the Character-Building of a Doctor

    Medical school is the first official step toward a medical career. It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the job. Still, technical expertise is not the only requirement to becoming a doctor. The character of a doctor matters as well. Patients trust and rely on those they acknowledge as a “good doctor”. But what are the qualities of a good doctor?

    published on: 6 September 2018

  • Bracing for the next infectious disease

    THIS year, marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic. Spanish flu is probably the worst pandemic in human history. Nearly one-third of the planet’s population were infected and between 20 million and 50 million innocent lives were taken.

    published on: 20 August 2018

  • Early path to good health

    MALAYSIA has one of the highest prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the world. According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015, 17.5% of Malaysians aged 18 and above are diabetic. This is more than twice the world’s average at 8.5%.

    published on: 20 August 2018

  • An education at home and abroad

    Moving abroad, no matter for how long, can be a tough and stressful experience. The new environment is often very different and this can settling in and adapting to the surroundings challenging. Luckily for the students of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), this is not an issue.

    published on: 17 August 2018