The Malaysian healthcare scene has had its fair share of courageous individuals who have given their lives in service to their fellow men. Let’s take a look at the heroic stories of these unsung heroes – many of whom are women, mind you – who heard the call of duty and went above and beyond.


The Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN) hosted the 1st Asia Pacific AKI CRRT congress recently—mirroring the annual San Diego event—which took place from 20 – 23 August 2017, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Here, we bring to you a small recap of what we learnt from the inaugural congress, held in conjunction with MSN’s 33rd Annual Congress in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.


Recently, hospitals globally are facing an impending shortage of qualified nurses—causing them to compromise care towards patients due to various causes; such as, delay in delivering medications or documenting patient notes.


High rates of litigation and considerable costs of protection against lawsuits are some of the reasons why trainees or medical students intending to specialise in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. Senior obstetricians are also quitting due to the increased work load and stresses. This presents a global challenge to keep mortality rates low.


Nurses treat all patients, regardless of the patients’ history and background. Although violence perpetrated by patients are a rare encounter – ‘prisoner-patients’ is one category of patient that requires special attention. How do nurses equip themselves when caring for prisoner-patients?


A clinical laboratory service is an essential part of a better healthcare quality. In the Asian region, the industry is expected to have a huge prospect, owing to the high prevalence of non-communicable diseases and geriatric population. In spite of the positive outlook, starting up a clinical laboratory itself does come with its own challenges.


Drop Out Club (DOC) has offered over 37,000 healthcare professionals from numerous countries a solution after having left their conventional careers. A representative from the organisation itself, Heather Clisby, shares a little about DOC’s background and what’s in the pipeline for the organisation with MIMS in this exclusive two-part interview.


Drop Out Club (DOC) has offered over 37,000 healthcare professionals from numerous countries a solution after having left their conventional careers. A representative from the organisation itself, Heather Clisby, shares a little about DOC’s background and what’s in the pipeline for the organisation with MIMS in this exclusive two-part interview.


The deans of three medical schools in Singapore have called for more “generalists” rather than specialists. The term “generalist” refers to practitioners who are skilled enough to treat a patient with several medical conditions, rather than referring the patient from doctor to doctor.


As the burden of healthcare increases for future generations of doctors, while the conventional model of lecturing and passive learning fosters disengagement and frustration – many medical schools are leaning towards a greater focus on student-centric learning strategies.


Female neuroscientist, Dr. Marian Diamond, who made a pivotal change on the debate regarding nature versus nurture and her research study on Einstein’s brain, dies at age 90. Her research has shaped the foundation for many neuroscientists.
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