17 Aug 2017

Live the Life of a Medical Student With MMI MAID 2017

Are you lured into the medical profession thanks to the thrilling scenes of Grey’s Anatomy or the hilarity in the hospital halls of Scrubs? After all, who doesn’t want to be the great Dr. Meredith Grey or the hilarious Turk?

While there may be some truths about the medical profession based on what is depicted on TV, it isn’t always as glamorous as it seems.

For starters, the profession can be incredibly gruelling on an individual, with many doctors hanging up their stethoscopes upon facing the rigours of the profession. This is partly due to the fact that students are joining the medical profession for the wrong reasons (e.g. parental pressure) and their inability to cope with the long working hours in a stressful environment.

Additionally, as many as 1 in 5 housemen drop out of their training annually, with the number of dropouts totalling to over 1,000!

So, if you’re wondering if medical school is for you, what better way to decide than to expose yourself to the realities of the profession?

Luckily, the Malaysian Medics International (MMI) is organising Making an Informed Decision (MAID), a one-day programme for you to experience the day in a life of a medical student!

During the event, you’ll be surrounded by medical students, doctors and nurses. Think of this as a crash course to help you decide whether medical school suits you.

When and where?

Date: 26 August 2017 (Saturday)
Venue: Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor
Time: 8am to 5.30pm

Why should you attend?

What better way to learn about the medical profession than from the professionals themselves?

During this programme, you’ll be able to:

  • Hear firsthand from doctors and specialists on their lives as medical professionals
  • Learn how doctors diagnose patients via problem-based learning
  • Experience hands-on practical training sessions (e.g. identifying pulses and interpreting test results)
  • Learn to communicate with actual patients in wards through bedside teaching sessions

How to apply?

The cost to attend is a mere RM80 per ticket. That’s a small price to pay compared to the thousands of ringgit you may end up wasting in medical school!

And that’s not all! Here’s some great news for EduAdvisor readers — we’ve partnered with MMI so you can enjoy RM15 off your tickets.

Click on this link to purchase your ticket.

Deadline for registration ends on 23rd August 2017 (Wednesday). Seats are limited, so hurry!

Curious to know if the medical profession is right for you? Take our quiz to find out.

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