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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.

There are many reasons why NUMed is the choice medical education provider in the country. Here are the top three. 

Clinical Competency from the Start      

NUMed's integrated approach bridges the traditional divide between pre-clinical and clinical training by focusing on improving students’ clinical skills development and comprehension right from the start.

The first two years of the MBBS programme are delivered through interdisciplinary clinical cases.  A mixture of a case-based approach and early clinical and community experience is introduced early on to help students develop clinical competence. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills are also given emphasis as they progress through a variety of basic and medical science disciplines.

Innovative teaching and varied assessment methods

The MBBS programme is designed to develop students' skills towards becoming independent self-learners. They are expected to take responsibility of their own learning, with lecturers acting as guides to support and facilitate the process. There are supervised study projects throughout the programme with introductions to clinical research methods and options to study topics of students' own choice in depth. To equip them further, English communication and academic writing are also integral components of the curriculum.

Student progress is assessed in a variety of ways to test their capabilities from various angles. The evaluation process is designed to promote and reward the transfer of learning from one stage to the next. There are in-course assessments and end-of-stage examinations, as well as continuous feedback on their performance throughout the course.

Widely recognised UK education

As a founding member of the Russell Group, Newcastle University, UK, is recognised as a world-class research-intensive university. As its wholly owned international campus, NUMed provides its students with top-notch British-style education, with the same UK curricula and qualifications as what is offered at its parent university.

Obtaining a UK medical qualification can open up wider options for career development. Students will have an opportunity to undertake a period of study in the UK or elsewhere during their eight-week elective at the end of their Year 4. Also, upon successful completion of the programme, they will be eligible for provisional registration as a doctor with both the UK General Medical Council (GMC) and the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).

published on: 23 June 2020