Medical student summit at Taylor’s University cultivate sense of ownership to career in medicine

The Malaysian Medics International (MMI), in collaboration with Taylor’s University School of Medicine, hosted the third installation of the Malaysian Medical Students Summit (MMSS) at the Lakeside Campus recently. The two-day summit aimed to address important topics which challenge medical students in Malaysia and was graced by Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai, Deputy Director General of Health (Medical), Ministry of Health Malaysia. A dialogue session was also held with Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia with this year’s participants. 



Participants gather at a workshop and networking session with medical specialists, sharing their experiences in the medical field for the benefit of the future doctors at the third Malaysian Medical Students Summit (MMSS) recently
 
Medical students need to keep abreast of the latest development in the local healthcare industry, as well as acquire information and skills necessary before embarking in their profession. The summit is one way to help them do this, featuring keynote speakers by a distinguished panel of medical experts in education institutions and the country’s healthcare industry.  Current President of MMI and fourth year medical student at Taylor’s University School of Medicine, Lim Jun Tong, said, “It is a great way to get involved in the community of people going through the same journey – trudging through medical school and everyone goes through it differently, but we all want to make a difference.”


President of MMI and fourth year medical student at Taylor’s University School of Medicine, Lim Jun Tong (fourth from left) in a discussion with Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia at the Malaysian Medical Students Summit recently
 
“The summit connects Malaysian medical students from all over the world, cultivates the good qualities in them and also educates them on the newest updates and knowledge pertinent to our future as doctors,” he said.


A group photo with Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (middle), Director General of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia and representatives of Taylor’s University Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, as well as the Malaysian Medics International
 
Attracting close to 200 participants from 29 universities, Jun Tong was pleased with the results, “It took two months of preparation – which demanded commitment, perseverance and thorough coordination to pull an event of this scale successfully.”
 
“In the end, it was all worth the effort – looking at the full lecture theatre and spending quality time with Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai and Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The session was highly informative and beneficial for Malaysian medical students – we had many positive feedbacks from our attendees, most of whom are looking forward to next year’s event,” he beamed.


A group photo of participants at the third Malaysian Medical Students Summit hosted at Taylor’s University recently