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Enhancing Community Wellbeing by Empowering Women’s Health

On 12 June 2024, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) hosted our first-ever HPV Vaccination and Cancer Screening programme in collaboration with the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) through its “Leaving No One Behind” campaign.

Gain an Empowering Experience with a Clinical Teaching Fellowship Programme at NUMed

Clinical Teaching Fellows primarily teach Years 3-5 medical students during their clinical placements. Their diverse roles include practical sessions on drawing blood, seminars on mental health medications, and supervising students in simulated clinical environments.

A Cut Above the Rest: MSSS x NUMed Surgical Symposium

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) played host to the MSSS x NUMed Surgical Symposium on 25 May 2024. This marked the first ever collaborative effort between the Malaysian Students’ Surgical Society (MSSS) and NUMed Surgical Society, together with the Malaysian Medical Association Johor.

Celebrating Excellence at NUMed

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) held the annual NUMed Awards on 28 May this year. This highly anticipated event celebrates the multifaceted successes thriving within the university.

Pathway of Medical Doctors in the UK: A Graduate’s Experience

Read our graduate's story and learn about her aspirations for the future.

NUMed Medical Students Extend Helping Hand to Gelang Patah Community

Fifth-year medical students recently organised the highly anticipated 2024 Health Camp, a one-day event promoting health and wellness in Gelang Patah, Johor.

Deep-Diving into Anatomy Instruction at NUMed

Understanding the intricate workings of the human body is essential as it serves as the foundation upon which medical knowledge is built.

Sparking Conversations on Eating Disorders

The Beauty Within campaign, focused on raising awareness about eating disorders, sought to educate and empower teenagers by unravelling the intricacies of these conditions and arming them with vital coping strategies.

A Comparative Analysis of Medical Education Systems: United Kingdom vs. United States

Discover the unique approaches to medical education in the UK and the US, exploring their key features and differences.

Celebrating the Women of NUMed

Every International Women’s Day, we celebrate the strength, resilience, and contributions of women worldwide.

We Met at NUMed: A Celebration of Love

On this Valentine’s Day, we explore a few occasions when Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) became a catalyst for romance among our students.

Empowering Future Researchers with a QUEST: Intro Research Workshop

The Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) organised a QUEST: Intro Research Workshop on 16 December 2023.

Make the Most of Your Medical Education Journey

Gaining admission to a medical school necessitates an impressive academic history and a standout application. Aspiring medical students should be thoroughly ready for the demanding nature of medical school.

An Invaluable Lesson in Empathy

Our Foundation students participated in a charity drive followed by a visit to Amitabha Orphanage Malaysia in November 2023.

Raising Awareness on AIDS

Featuring talks by eminent speakers, quizzes, and a Q&A session, the half-day event aimed to educate and raise awareness about AIDS.

Spreading Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance

In collaboration with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) co-hosted a webinar titled "Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together" during the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023.

Newcastle University Awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Research in Water Security

Newcastle University was recently awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research programme of global excellence in water security.

Navigating a Semester Abroad in the UK

As an undergraduate student, you have the opportunity to spend part of your time on the UK campus, which allows you to interact with a broader international community.

Connecting Biomedical Sciences Alumni and Current Students

The Biomedical Sciences Career Support team at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) successfully organised a Biomedical Sciences Alumni and Student Networking Afternoon on 25 November 2023.

A Fruitful Field Trip for Secondary School Teachers and Students

A Uni Field Trip was recently hosted on our Iskandar Puteri campus on November 25, 2023, as part of a collaborative effort between the university and the District Education Office of Johor Bahru.

Filling Tummies and Warming Hearts

AMSA Newcastle is committed to taking part in the fight against hunger by volunteering with the Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) in Johor Bahru.

Celebrating World Mental Health Day with a Fundraiser

In October, NUMed Psychiatry Society held its first ever bake sale and enamel pin sale in conjunction with World Mental Health Day.

Advocating Good Clinical Practice with NUMed’s Inaugural GCP Workshop

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia hosted a recent Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Workshop in collaboration with the Institute of Clinical Research Malaysia, National Institute of Health, and National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency.

Empowering Future Surgeons with “The Art of Suturing” at NUMed

The Surgical Society held a workshop titled 'The Art of Suturing' to teach essential suturing skills, impart fundamental surgical knowledge, and create a sense of camaraderie among enthusiasts.

Cultivating Cancer Awareness Among the NUMed Community

In October, the Foundation team organised a Cancer Awareness Week to educate, engage, and empower the NUMed community in the fight against cancer.

Getting Acquainted with the Biomedical Industry

As part of our commitment to providing holistic education, the Biomedical Sciences career support team, recently organised a “Biomedical Industry Career Talk & Networking Lunch" for our students to gain valuable knowledge and insights from a prominent player in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Surveilling Patients' Health Journeys via NUMed’s MBBS Programme

MBBS students in Year 4 have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a real clinical setting while also tracking patients' journeys.

Traversing “A Gateway into Paediatrics” at NUMed

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) Paediatrics Society played host to its very first paediatrics conference on 21 October 2023, titled “A Gateway into Paediatrics”.

Welcoming New Students to NUMed with a Blast of Fun

Students Association (SA) organised several fun activities during the first few weeks to welcome new students to the university and foster a bond between them and their seniors.

Celebrating World Anatomy Day on a Grand Scale

Hosted by the NUMed's Anatomy Working Group, in collaboration with AMSA NUMed, the university’s week-long World Anatomy Day Celebration 2023, which was held from 9 to 15 October, was a resounding success.

Nurturing “Little Medics” to Shape the Future of Healthcare

In honor of World Anatomy Day, the Anatomy Working Group (AWG) organised a Little Medics program at Tenby Schools Setia Eco Gardens in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on 18 October 2023.

NUMed’s Health and Information Week Returns!

NUMed Malaysia celebrated World Mental Health Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as introducing the university's library services to new students during Health and Information Week.

A Commendable Performance at MIVG 2023

At this year's Medics Intervarsity Games (MIVG 2023), NUMed students exhibited their athletic prowess, winning numerous medals.

Biomedical Science Staff Member Awarded MSM Community Outreach Grant

Biomedical Sciences staff members did the university proud when one of their community outreach projects won funding from the Malaysian Society of Microbiology (MSM).

Gain A Well-Rounded University Student Experience at NUMed

NUMed offers students the opportunity to take a break from the rigors of academic demands while honing critical soft skills that are essential to their academic success.

Introducing NUMed’s New Academic Leaders

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is delighted to welcome our new Provost and Group Chief Executive Officer (ASEAN), Professor Dennis Wong, and Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Provost of NUMed, Professor Vishna Nadarajah, on board.

At the Forefront of Anatomy Teaching and Learning Approaches

Members of NUMed's Anatomy Working Group (AWG) recently won the e-poster competition at the 2nd Malaysian Anatomical Association Education Symposium (MAAES) 2023.

Fostering Excellence in Science and Medicine

The academic staff at NUMed is made up of highly skilled and experienced lecturers from a variety of backgrounds and specialisations.

NUMed’s New Dean of Academic Affairs Honoured for Teaching Excellence

New Dean of Academic Affairs has received prestigious accolades for making an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession.

Realise Your Passion For Health Sciences

Medical students can expect to receive a broad education, which will serve as the foundation for further career specialisation.

Prestigious UK Education that Combines the Best of Two Worlds

As an international branch campus of Newcastle University, UK, NUMed offers top-notch British-style education that is identical to that offered at the parent campus yet is conveniently accessible within the cosy boundaries of Malaysia.

A Diverse Educational Experience to Build a Global Perspective at NUMed

As the international branch campus of Newcastle University, UK, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) welcomes students from different backgrounds while offering the same curricula as its parent campus.

A Graduation Celebration with a Twist

The Class of 2023 of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree programme celebrated their graduation with a graduation ball, themed “Your Golden Hour” recently.

Diverse Career Opportunities with MBBS

MBBS students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Master’s degree in research or medical education are typically encouraged to do so after the second or fourth year of their studies, subject to the entry criteria of the course they wish to pursue.

Congratulations to the IAMS 2nd World Congress Poster & Oral Presentation Award Winners

The IAMS 2nd World Congress was recently held at Iskandar Puteri, Johor. The event provided a platform for medical students and doctors to share their latest findings and insights through oral and poster presentations.

A Lifesaving Cause by NUMed’s VOLTAGE Society

With hospitals constantly in need of blood donations, the NUMed's Volunteer To Aspire Generations (VOLTAGE) Society took it upon itself to positively contribute to Johor’s community and possibly save lives.

Raising Awareness on the Importance of Health Screenings

Understanding their ability to serve the public, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Year 5 students from Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) took on the challenge to organise a health camp on 20 May 2023.

Explore your Career Anywhere With A Globally Recognised Degree

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is a global campus of Newcastle University, UK, which strives to provide internationally acclaimed education in healthcare to students on Malaysian shores.

Enhancing Students’ Surgical Skills

In a bid to help Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) students hone their proficiency in this area, the NUMed Surgical Society organised a full-day Basic Suturing Workshop on campus in mid-April 2023.

A Solid Foundation with a Global Experience at NUMed

Strategically situated in Johor, Malaysia, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is well-equipped to provide students with a truly global experience.

Bringing Cheer to Berkat Children’s Home

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia Asian Medical Student Association (AMSA NUMed) organised a visit to Berkat Children’s Home, an orphanage situated in Johor Bahru.

NUMed’s Pre-Med Workshop 2023 Makes an Inspiring Comeback

After a five-year hiatus, the Pre-Med Workshop 2023, organised by the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA NUMed), was successfully held on 25 March 2023.

An Enchanting Evening at “The Secret Garden” with NUMed

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia's (NUMed) students traded in their lab coats for fabulous floral finery during the highly anticipated Secret Garden NUMed Ball 2023.

An Ideal Choice for Fostering Friendship and Fun

For those seeking a more active lifestyle, NUMed offers a variety of sports clubs such as Volleyball Club, FLEB Frisbee, NUMed Basketball Association, and NUMed Dance Club.

Why are Biomedical Sciences Graduates Highly Sought After?

The study of biomedical sciences lays the foundation for graduates to master a thorough understanding of human anatomy that underpins the development and basic functions of humans and other organisms.

Your Wellbeing, Our Priority: A Solid Support System at NUMed

University brings together students from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities under one roof.

Exploring the Journey in Biomedical Sciences

As a field of study that is concerned with saving lives, research, testing, and analysis, biomedical sciences can play a fundamental role in scientific research and modern medicine.

Unlocking A Versatile Career Roadmap With A Biomedical Sciences Degree

Biomedical sciences stands at the forefront as one of the most diverse fields in the realm of health sciences and modern medicine, offering plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement in a variety of areas including human and animal healthcare and research.

The Fascinating Prospects of Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical sciences is a comprehensive field of study that provides in-depth understanding about the science of the human body, which is rapidly evolving to fulfil the needs and demands of our healthcare system.

A Holistic Medical Education at NUMed

If you are looking for a career that will make a difference in the world, look no further than becoming a doctor.

Efforts To Raise Awareness On Dental Hygiene

AMSA NUMed conducted a oral health camp for students at SK Ladang Pendas in Gelang Patah, Johor.

Opening of Eco Lounge in the Bid to Tackle Climate Change

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) officially opened its Eco Lounge on 30th September 2022. This was in line with its efforts to raise awareness about the global phenomenon of climate change and reduce the environmental impact on its beautiful green campus.

Shaping the Future of the Medical Workforce

Aspiring doctors need to be ready and able to meet current and future healthcare challenges while making a significant impact at the forefront of treating existing and new diseases.

Experience A Vibrant Student Life With Global Opportunities At NUMed

With medical studies being one of the most intense educational routes, a proper environment encourages and supports students’ growth.

Biomedical Sciences: Your First Step to Excellence

As the world is looking for new breakthroughs in improving healthcare, be at the forefront of healthcare sciences by pursuing biomedical sciences with world-class medical education that encompasses a global perspective with international collaboration.

Pursue Medical Education with a Global Perspective

Medicine is a highly regarded profession that is high in demand. This is especially true in recent times with the constant emergence of new viruses that challenge our healthcare.

What to Expect in a Medical School

During the first two years in medical school, students will be exposed to case-based learning and early clinical experiences.

Obtain Exceptional Medical Education at NUMed

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), an international branch campus of Newcastle University, UK, offers world-class UK medical education on Malaysian soil.

A Comprehensive Approach Towards Preparing Medical Professionals for the Future

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is well-equipped to pave a smoother pathway for those who want to pursue a profession in medicine.

Shaping Medical Professionals for a Better Future in Healthcare

In its commitment to delivering high-quality medical education, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) plays an essential role in shaping medical professionals of the future and preparing them for the world of medicine.

Life of a NUMed Student Post-Pandemic

The global pandemic has taken a toll on the physical, mental, and emotional health of the world’s population at large, especially college students.

Bringing the Best Education while Adopting New Norms

There were numerous setbacks stemming from a sudden shift from onsite to online classrooms, which included changes in the learning environment, having to adapt to different approaches in teaching, and students not being able to interact with friends or academics on campus.

Expanding Frontiers in the Medical Field with NUMed's International Collaboration and Global Engagement

NUMed aspires to provide the best medical education possible to students by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to become capable medical professionals.

A Global Medical Education Experience on Malaysian Shores

Choosing an institution with a clear path to your desired career will help you avoid decision fatigue. If you're looking for a university to help you get a solid start in the medical field, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia may be your best choice.

Impacting the Medical Field with Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences, also known as Biomedicine, is an academic field dedicated to the advancement of modern medicine

Cultivating A Caring Generation Of Medical Professionals For The Community

MBBS Stage 5 recently organised a Health Camp as part of its commitment to cultivating highly empathetic medical professionals via the delivery of high-quality medical education.