Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia


  • Mentorship: Where Hindsight Becomes Foresight

    Mentorship plays an important role in facilitating student success. Mentoring relationships encourage the transfer of relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies that enable students to succeed in their studies and professional careers. Besides, it can also enhance a student’s productivity and self-esteem, help them set new goals, and provide clarity on how to take appropriate actions for their future.

    published on: 8 June 2021

  • The 21st Century Cancer Research

    Throughout the first twenty years of the 21st century, the world has witnessed a dramatic shift in the cancer care landscape due to the quantum leap in discoveries in the race against cancer. Cancer, a disease characterised by abnormal growth in cells, has always been an adversity plaguing humankind since many centuries ago.

    published on: 3 June 2021

  • Diverse Medical Specialties For A Better Quality Of Life

    ‘Quality of Life’ is considerably the standard in healthcare, and if you asked someone what the most valuable aspect in life is, the majority would say - health.

    published on: 25 May 2021

  • Medical Education: Experience The Best of Both Worlds

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is probably a question that you have encountered since you were little. Fast forward to today, you are ready to fly the nest to pursue your ambition.

    published on: 20 May 2021

  • MBBS Students & Alumni from NUMed Made the Headlines in Journal of Global Health Reports

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) has achieved a monumental milestone when their students and alumni led by their supervisor Hon Prof Ed Ong made headlines in a highly reputable global journal. The respective scholars had their research papers successfully published in the Journal of Global Health Reports. Significant headway like this is symbolic of NUMed’s capability to produce high-calibre scholars.

    published on: 18 May 2021

  • Why You Should Choose NUMed’s Foundation Programme

    SPM is over. You’re one step closer to your ambition of being part of the medical or biomedical sciences profession. First, you need to find a solid pre-undergraduate programme.

    published on: 3 May 2021

  • Start Medical School Off On The Right Foot

    At first glance, medical school can seem daunting. It’s both exciting and terrifying. You’ve worked so hard to get in, and now you’re finally going to step into a whole new world. Fret not, we’re here to help! Here are some tips to help you start your journey off on the right foot.

    published on: 6 April 2021

  • Advancing Malaysia’s Medical Education & Hospital Training in the Post COVID-19 Landscape

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) second Forward Malaysia webinar, The Way Forward: Medical Education & Hospital Training in the Post COVID-19 Landscape, was held on 27 March 2021. The event, organised jointly with Malaysia Advanced Acute Internal Medicine & Ultrasound Society (MAAIMUSS) and College of Physicians presented medical students, medical professionals and aspiring healthcare workers with ideas and knowledge that will assist them in developing relevant, up-to-date educational practices and in their current or future professional capacities to enable them to continue making improvements in the future.

    published on: 31 March 2021

  • Transforming Malaysia’s Healthcare & Medical Education Beyond The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Acting as a radical disruptor to the ‘normal’ way of doing things, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated transformations within healthcare and medical education delivery at an unprecedented pace. In many instances, these changes have incorporated a fundamental redesign of service delivery, with profound implications for healthcare workers, medical students, and patients. Though the primary catalyst for change has been the urgent need for infection control, it is also prompting healthcare and medical education leaders to consider future needs and opportunities.

    published on: 31 March 2021

  • Chasing the Study Blues Away during the Pandemic

    As the nation looks forward to getting back to their normal routines in the near future, many university students are still on fully online or a hybrid of face-to-face and online classes. While some students thrive via online learning, research has shown that online or remote learning could affect the motivation level of students to study due to various reasons. Feeling isolated, technological barriers and difficulty to cope with learning through screens can negatively affect the learning process.

    published on: 24 March 2021

  • COVID-19: Virus Mutations & Vaccine Effectiveness

    The COVID-19 pandemic started back in December 2019 when China reported a mysterious illness in Wuhan. The illness soon spread rapidly on a global scale, and there were more than 70,000 confirmed cases by 18 February 2020. Since then, numerous preventive measures have been taken, with the public being advised to isolate themselves and have minimal physical contact with everyone else.

    published on: 16 March 2021

  • Shaping Malaysia’s Healthcare Journey Beyond COVID-19

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), in collaboration with Malaysia Advanced Acute Internal Medicine & Ultrasound Society (MAAIMUSS), organised a special webinar focused on exclusive COVID-19 updates, vaccination developments, and the future of medical education on 27th February 2021. The webinar, titled “Forward Malaysia: Charting New Paths To The Next Normal”, attracted more than 500 participants consisting of members of the medical academic community, the public health community and further afield, and key decision-makers from healthcare sectors.

    published on: 2 March 2021

  • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Education

    In a bid to impede the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic, numerous unprecedented measures and restrictions have been introduced worldwide. Among others, these include the shutdown of physical classrooms for most levels of education. In fact, the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) reported that since the pandemic began, 192 countries have had to close all their educational institutions at varying times, affecting the education of more than 90% of the world’s student population.

    published on: 23 February 2021

  • Assuring the Best Doctors for the Future

    The medical profession emphasises integrity and caring for people when they are most vulnerable. “The science of medicine is fascinating. As a doctor, I’m able to advocate evidence based intervention and impact my patients positively, which really inspires me,” shared Dr. Edmund LC Ong, Honorary Professor of Medicine at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed).

    published on: 23 February 2021

  • Nurturing Humanity: The Heart of Healthcare

    Global healthcare systems have gone through many reforms, advancements and improvements over the years. Throughout all these transformations, one thing has remained consistent – the vital role of empathy as a cornerstone in the provision of efficient healthcare to individuals and communities at large.

    published on: 16 February 2021

  • Medical Students: Overcoming Barriers Of COVID-19 In Medical Education

    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe for over a year. Presently, the end is still not in sight and we have yet to truly understand the lasting repercussions of the pandemic. Nevertheless, it is clear that the current situation is overwhelming our healthcare systems, economies, and education systems. Medical students in particular have experienced significant disruptions in their education due to restrictions brought about by the pandemic.

    published on: 3 February 2021

  • Shaping the Future of the Medical Workforce

    The Global Health Alliance and World Health Organization (WHO) have declared that “there is no health without a workforce”, underlining the vital role of the medical/healthcare workforce as the cornerstone of our health systems. This workforce refers to all the people who deliver or assist in the delivery of health services, or help operate healthcare facilities. They are essential in building the resilience of communities and health systems to respond to disasters caused by natural or man-made hazards.

    published on: 12 January 2021

  • Medical Education Research: Optimising The Educational Ecosystem

    In current trends and approaches to global needs, it is undeniable that our science and tech-world has been growing rapidly. However, situations like our recent COVID-19 pandemic proves a point and urgency to us that now we do not only need technologies to evolve but indeed, our medical education has to equally develop to bring out the best cohesive healthcare system for our future.

    published on: 18 December 2020

  • Enhancing Water Security for All

    Clean water is crucial for human survival. Yet, as of 2019, 2.2 billion people still do not have access to safely managed water drinking services, according to WHO/UNICEF. In fact, one of the 17 Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) that were established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 has a target of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitisation for all.

    published on: 30 November 2020

  • Ways to Make the Most of Your Time at NUMed

    Congratulations! You have just graduated into a new stage of life - medical school. Being in medical school can be some of the best years of your life, if you know how to make the journey satisfying, rewarding and above all, enjoyable!

    published on: 20 November 2020

  • Mental Healthcare for Medical Students

    Throughout history, the stigma around mental health has prevented many from voicing out their mental health concerns. Medical students might also be susceptible to mental health disorders as a result of the interaction between environmental stressors and genetics.

    published on: 3 November 2020

  • NUMed’s Class of 2020 Graduates Against All Odds in 7th Congregation

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) makes history by celebrating its 7th Congregation digitally. As an effort of adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) obliged under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), NUMed trades their traditional physical gathering with a virtual event attended by all NUMedians from the safety of their homes.

    published on: 3 November 2020

  • Coping with COVID-19 as a Medical Student

    COVID-19 has altered many students' study plans. As the new norm takes place, medical students are faced with the challenge of adapting to new ways of learning. For one, most universities are implementing virtual classes to replace face-to-face lectures. Although this is beneficial for the safety of staff and students, medical students report challenges[1] related to time management, use of technology, and communication.

    published on: 3 November 2020

  • 5 Signs You’ve Chosen the Right Medical School

    One of the most difficult things to undertake prior to becoming a doctor is picking the right medical school. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. More often than not, this task can be overwhelming for students who are trying to decide which school to attend, so here are 5 signs to show that you’ve chosen the right medical school.

    published on: 5 October 2020

  • A Life-Changing Experience: Studying Abroad in Newcastle University

    Since its establishment in Malaysia a decade ago, Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia has produced a number of successful medical graduates. NUMed is known for its excellence in medical education and a global alumni network. It offers two undergraduate programmes: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and BSc (Hons.) Biomedical Sciences. Under the curriculum, MBBS and Biomedical Science students have the opportunity to study in the UK.

    published on: 22 September 2020

  • The Making of Caring Doctors

    DOCTORS play an important role and their empathy makes all the difference to a patient’s life. In fact, doctors can be a source of hope and strength.

    published on: 21 August 2020

  • Paving the Way for a Safe Return to Campus

    While schools have reopened, some higher education institutions might have on-going online learning since MCO which began in March.

    published on: 21 August 2020

  • Student Support During the Pandemic

    Social distancing is the new reality in education, with students having to accept the radical change in the way that learning is approached. However, the abrupt shift from face-to-face classroom instruction to online classes can put students at risk for mental health challenges due to isolation that comes with self-study.

    published on: 21 August 2020

  • World-class Medical Education Available Locally

    WHAT do you want to be when you grow up? Perhaps, this is a question you often encounter during childhood. Fast forward to today, you are ready to fly the nest to pursue your ambition.

    published on: 6 August 2020

  • Go Online for Effective Learning

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of education. Consequently, technology has been illuminating the way for large-scale online learning worldwide. Although the pandemic has not been what anyone could have predicted, “Innovative thinking and collaborative working groups have made this a successful endeavour,” said Dr Michaela Louise Goodson, Dean of Research at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed).

    published on: 3 August 2020

  • Celebrating Excellence: Behind Every Medical Professional

    Knowledge imparter, opinion leader, role model, cheerleader, confidante, mentor and motivator are just some of the many roles wrapped up in one package identified by students as “Sir”, “Prof”, “Dr”, “Miss” or “Madam”. Every medical student’s journey is unique, but one common denominator is the impact made by the medical educators in their lives. Teachers and lecturers influence and shape our worldviews, career aspirations, self-image, and standards, as well as many other values and virtues in life.

    published on: 17 July 2020

  • NUMed Students Coping with Remote Learning

    Thanks to technology, the Covid-19 pandemic has not deterred university students from continuing their studies despite having to do so within the confines of their homes. For Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), sustaining academic quality by enhancing two-way communication between lecturers and students has been its top priority.

    published on: 1 July 2020

  • Top 3 Reasons NUMed is the Best Medical Education Provider in Malaysia

    One of the top medical universities in Malaysia, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) has grown from strength to strength since its establishment in 2009. Through the years, over 600 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) students have passed through its hallowed halls and gone on to serve the healthcare needs of the world.

    published on: 23 June 2020

  • Technology Used in Classrooms Today

    New technologies like interactive whiteboards, e-books, and virtual meeting platforms are being adopted by universities around the world; but do they really empower students to learn better or are they simply a substitute for blackboards and paper? While traditional lectures continue to be an integral part of the student experience, innovative technologies, when utilised optimally, can provide students with experiences and opportunities that were not possible before.

    published on: 23 June 2020

  • Traversing Online Learning with Ease

    Digital learning is no longer seen as the domain of technology-savvy educators alone. The decision by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) for university lectures to be conducted fully online for the rest of the year means that all educators and students have to adapt to a new learning norm.

    published on: 6 June 2020

  • Leisure Reading for Medical Students

    The words “leisure” and “medical student” may seem oxymoronic when used in the same sentence. However, this improbability has taken a back seat as current regulations require students to stay at home. So, what do you do with all this time? Does it feel like freedom or just an overwhelming sense of emptiness? Should you cook, sew, do yoga, attend three webinars a day, and end up just as occupied as you were before? Or should you give in to the waves of complacency because time is no longer relative?

    published on: 6 June 2020

  • MCO Mayhem: Reflections of a Final-Year Medical Student

    I believe that I speak for many other students when I say that the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) back in mid-March was the start of organised chaos. All of a sudden, there was a need to stock up on necessities and a perceived need to buy a year’s worth of toilet paper. I had friends who offered to buy me masks and hand sanitisers, but those sold out in a flash. The general benefit of the doubt is that people are simply driven by worry and doing all that they can to protect themselves. However, we are convinced that the most effective measure is just to stay home and adhere to the main precaution advocated, which is to wash our hands frequently with soap and water.

    published on: 2 June 2020

  • 4 digital learning platforms to make good use of your time with during the MCO/at home

    When operations cease and the world is at a standstill, it’s important not to take all the extra time for granted – especially when one has access to the Internet and electronic devices. This article explores the various digital learning platforms medical students could utilise during the MCO.

    published on: 27 May 2020

  • Inspiring the Next Generation of Medical Professionals

    The field of healthcare is growing bigger and stronger everyday worldwide, as medical advances open the doors to solving more medical problems and addressing new challenges.

    published on: 22 May 2020

  • Effective Study Habits for Medical School

    Most students in medical school already have the qualities of dedication, discipline, and self-confidence. What sets the good student apart from the average student, however, comes down to the study method. A good study method makes a good student!

    published on: 4 May 2020

  • Think Global, Act Local

    Since the beginning of time, diseases have crossed international borders freely. With the advancement in technology and altruistic awareness, medical schools, medical students and healthcare providers have also been crossing international borders. In light of the current worldwide pandemic, it is evident that global healthcare is needed now more than ever. There is a great need to import knowledge and technology for the advancement of local practitioners and medical students, which would, in turn, enforce the health and safety of their local citizens.

    published on: 28 April 2020

  • Chance to make a difference in healthcare

    STAYING healthy has become a significant part of modern living; even more so during these difficult times as we grapple with rising non-communicable diseases and new infectious ones, such as the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

    published on: 20 April 2020

  • Obtain a Strong Start to Your Healthcare Career at NUMed

    The global healthcare industry is evolving rapidly every day. As recent events have revealed, things can change in the blink of an eye. New diseases are emerging; new breakthroughs are being made. Those who aspire to become competent healthcare professionals in this challenging climate need to be equipped with a strong educational grounding.

    published on: 20 April 2020

  • Strong Team Spirit during NUMed Games 2020

    The NUMed Games 2020 which took place on the 7th and 8th of March 2020 had students on their toes as they faced stiff competition in their bid for the winning titles. The highly anticipated inter-university sports event is running in its seventh year, a reflection of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) vision of providing a wholesome educational experience to its students.

    published on: 20 April 2020

  • Obtaining the Right Skills at NUMed

    While medical studies are well-known for their demanding academic workload, it is also important for medical students to inculcate the right skills so that they can thrive in the modern healthcare setting. The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), which is recognised by both the General Medical Council, UK (GMC) and Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), is an integrated programme which helps students develop the necessary clinical skills as well as beneficial soft skills.

    published on: 19 March 2020

  • Paving the Way towards a Successful Career in Biomedical Sciences

    Biomedical scientists seek to understand the processes that occur in the human body as well as how medicines are discovered and how they work. As a field of study that is concerned with saving lives, research, testing, and analysis are part and parcel of biomedical science. In Malaysia, biomedical science is rapidly advancing to meet the demands of the growing healthcare industry.

    published on: 19 March 2020

  • Malaysia’s Efforts Against COVID-19

    Governments are stepping up efforts to contain Covid-19 infections as they spread rapidly around the world. With surges of new cases being reported outside of China, the list of infected countries is growing longer every day. The World Health Organization (WHO) states this outbreak poses a global threat and challenge for public health presently as there are no effective antiviral treatment and vaccine to counteract the disease, especially as we are still learning and understanding its transmission dynamics fully.

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  • An eye-opener into the medical field

    SCHOOL-LEAVERS who had just sat for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations last year are surely awaiting their results with an equal mix of anticipation and trepidation.

    published on: 27 February 2020

  • Preparing for Life at Medical School

    Do you want to help other people feel better? Does your idea of a fashion statement involve a white coat and a stethoscope draped around your neck? With the growing number of medical graduates in our country, it is important to ensure that you acquire quality medical education that will help you fulfill your dream.

    published on: 27 February 2020

  • Holistic Foundation Education with NUMed

    The global healthcare industry is rapidly changing to meet the demands of a growing population. Parallel with this trend, the roles of healthcare professionals – from doctors to scientists and researchers – are also evolving. As such, those aspiring to join the healthcare profession need to be equipped with the right foundational skillset to ensure that they are able to embrace the challenges that await them.

    published on: 27 February 2020

  • Balancing Medical School and Extracurricular Activities

    While medical school is rigorous and challenging, that doesn’t mean students can’t juggle their academic requirements with outside interests. Understanding the importance of giving students the opportunity to embrace a balanced lifestyle, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) offers plenty of extracurricular options that are both related and not related to the medical field. Among others, the university organises community projects where students can volunteer. They can also choose to participate in academic-related societies to enhance their knowledge and competency in their respective fields.

    published on: 6 February 2020

  • 5 Books to Read Before Starting Medical School

    According to, if you are an aspiring medic or someone preparing for a medical degree, you might want to consider getting a glimpse of the medical life with these books.

    published on: 7 January 2020

  • Hone your Sporting Talents at NUMed

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is a campus that fosters talents and passions for things outside the classroom, in addition to inculcating academic excellence. In fact, Ng Peck Yin, a recent NUMed Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate, competed in the underwater hockey event at the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. NUMed’s bustling student lifestyle and supportive campus environment encouraged her to indulge in sports while handling the rigorous demands of her medical studies.

    published on: 6 January 2020

  • NUMed’s Health Camp 2019: Enhancing Diabetes Awareness

    Clinical students and staff of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) once again came together for its annual Health Camp on the 5th of October 2019. This time around the event was held within the vicinity of Kampung Melayu Lima Kedai in Gelang Patah, Johor.

    published on: 12 December 2019

  • NUMed Marks World Mental Health Day with Students & Staff

    In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) held several workshops, exhibitions, and interactive talk sessions from 7th to 11th October 2019, which were aimed at increasing awareness of mental health problems and wellbeing among the NUMed community and beyond.

    published on: 2 December 2019

  • NUMed Initiates Its First Branch Of Medical Clinics

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) opened its first primary care centre, Newcastle Medical Clinic on 22nd September 2019. Nestled in Eco Botanic, Nusajaya Johor, the clinic is part of NUMed’s ambitious expansion plans as one of the top medical education providers in the country to enhance healthcare services for the surrounding communities.

    published on: 22 November 2019

  • EduCity Educators Conference 2019

    More than 150 higher education leaders from both the public and private sectors gathered for the 2nd EduCity Educators Conference at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) on 6 September 2019. The event convened higher education experts, educators, professional support staff and students with an aim to foster networking collaboration among the three organising UK universities, i.e. NUMed, University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM), and University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM), as well as the external campuses of other universities in the country.

    published on: 22 November 2019

  • Time Management Tips for Medical Students

    Medical school is known for its notoriously tight schedules, where students barely have time to spare for themselves. In the midst of juggling medical definitions in their heads, medical students have to master time management to find a perfect balance between their academics, extra-curricular activities, and personal hobbies. Continue reading for some handy tips we have compiled for you to get through the daunting five years at medical school like a pro.

    published on: 22 November 2019

  • Addressing Global Challenges: A Hub Assembly on Water Security

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) was part of the Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub Assembly, a global event that took place at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru, from 23 – 26 September 2019.

    published on: 7 October 2019

  • NUMed Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence in Medical Education

    Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) commemorated 10 years of delivering educational excellence in the fields of medicine and biomedicine on 21 September 2019. More than 350 guests including the university’s faculty, staff, alumni, and students gathered to join in the celebrations that day.

    published on: 30 September 2019