Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia


  • 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

  • NUMed: Commemorating a Decade of Excellence

    From the moment Newcastle University, UK, was approached to set up its Malaysian counterpart back in 2004, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) had become a core element of its international strategy to augment its reputation globally. Today, this international branch campus has certainly made a name for itself in the region, successfully continuing the renowned legacy of its parent institution as it celebrates 10 years of providing quality UK medical education in Malaysia.

    published on: 20 September 2019

  • Top Tips For Your First Week At NUMed

    Beginning university can be really exciting, but it can be a little overwhelming too! It’s best to be clued up on a few things that can really help you calm those nerves as you pack up and start on one of the most exciting journeys of your life.

    published on: 3 September 2019

  • Reaping the Benefits of Student Clubs & Societies

    In today’s world, a university degree means more than it has ever before. One way in which Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) differs from other universities is its emphasis on well-rounded education. While academic performance is important and should be a key priority for all students, learning and honing crucial soft skills will stand them in good stead when they enter the workforce and advance in their careers in future.

    published on: 20 August 2019

  • The Making of Future-Ready Graduates

    Recent studies and research on job portals have named biomedical sciences as one of the most demanded careers in Malaysia [ ] [ ]. A study that is gravitated toward research-oriented and lab-based tasks, this course prepares the individual to further indulge into human physiology in health and diseases besides getting hands-on experience in managing laboratory techniques.

    published on: 20 August 2019

  • Integrating Community Engagement into Academic Excellence: NUMed’s Community Outreach Programmes

    Engaging in community outreach programmes provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most. Such initiative is bolstered by Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) devoting itself to quality education and aligning their curricula with the needs of the community.

    published on: 20 August 2019

  • The Importance of English Fluency in the Medical Field

    To be a great doctor, you need to be an exceptional communicator who can convey complex messages clearly to your patients and colleagues. Thus, it is essential for doctors to be extraordinarily adept at languages, especially English. This is not to say that native languages such as Malay, Mandarin, or Tamil should be neglected. However, English fluency occupies a uniquely crucial space in the medical field for several vital reasons.

    published on: 20 August 2019

  • NUMed Student Achieves Outstanding Academic Success

    Medical school is known for being exceptionally challenging, medical students are required to not just master book upon book of complex scientific knowledge but also be effective communicators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. So how does one not just survive in medical school but excel distinctively to become a top multiple award-winning medical student?

    published on: 31 July 2019

  • 6th Congregation Shines Spotlight on Achievement and Dedication of NUMed Students

    Academic achievements of Malaysia’s medical students were celebrated at the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) 6th Congregation ceremony on 21st July 2019. A total of 133 students received their scrolls during this auspicious event, with 110 of them from the university’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme, and five from its BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences programme.

    published on: 19 July 2019

  • NUMed_ Why Consider a Degree in Biomedical Sciences

    Biomedical sciences is currently at the heart of medical breakthroughs in the healthcare industry. A combination of biology and medicine, it provides an overview of biochemistry and physiology, anatomy and histology, as well as epidemiology, and pharmacology. From creating artificial muscles to treat diseases to looking at the brain to comprehend anxiety and stress, a biomedical scientist is at the helm of scientific and laboratory research, pioneering breakthroughs in medical discoveries. So, why should you choose biomedical sciences? Here are three common yet fundamental reasons.

    published on: 4 July 2019

  • Newcastle University Ranked Top 10 for Graduate Prospects

    Graduating with a degree in hand does not always guarantee a smooth career path. In fact, youth unemployment in Malaysia in 2017 was at a worrying 10.8%.[1] In this highly competitive job market, many students are wracked with anxiety at the prospect of not being able to find employment upon graduation. This is where having a distinguished qualification from an institution with a reputation for educational excellence may help graduates gain a competitive edge.

    published on: 1 July 2019

  • The Education Awards (TEAs): Real Life Heroes in Education

    Newcastle University, UK, hosted a glamorous awards ceremony to celebrate its educators across all its campuses on 9 May 2019. The ceremony was held to announce the winners of the University’s The Education Awards (TEAs).

    published on: 19 June 2019

  • Solving global issues through international collaboration with NICOT (Newcastle International: Change-makers of Tomorrow)

    For three days, June 14th to 16th 2019, some of the best and brightest students from all around the globe were gathered together in Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) to tackle some of the most pressing global issues today. Organised by students of NUMed, the event, NICOT, united the student bodies from all three Newcastle University campuses in UK, Malaysia and Singapore through the formation of cross-national and campus groups.

    published on: 19 June 2019

  • 3 Ways To Spice Up Your Summer Break

    You spent the past month or so working hard to complete your assignments for the semester and wringing your brains dry binge-studying for your exams. So you’ve decided to reward yourself by wallowing in Netflix and sleep, and just avoiding doing anything productive during your long-awaited summer break.

    published on: 18 June 2019

  • Growth and Discovery in the UK: NUMed’s Summer Placement Programme

    Summer breaks aren’t just a time of rest and relaxation; they are also the perfect chance for growth and exploration – to try out new experiences, expand our horizons, and enhance ourselves. Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) Summer Placement programme provides just that by presenting its students with the opportunity to participate in a research project overseas at Newcastle University, UK.

    published on: 21 May 2019

  • Students Take the Lead: Clinical Experience at NUMed

    Given the right platform, students can be tomorrow's movers and shakers. Bhirom Sugontha, known as Su, an ambitious student from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, is forging her pathway at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed).

    published on: 8 May 2019

  • Global Experts Convene in Malaysia to Tackle Acute Medical Challenges at Regional Conference 2019

    Over 150 world-renowned key physicians and doctors have gathered in Malaysia for Regional Conference 2019 to share knowledge and research and spur innovation in Acute Medicine – a new and emerging field that plays an increasingly important and critical role in healthcare.

    published on: 2 May 2019