• 6 tips for new medical students
    Being a medical student is not easy. The process will be intense and it will involve working as hard as you possibly can. Medicine is considered to be one of the toughest professions in the world and it is all for the right reasons.
  • What it’s like to work with a dead body
    Medical students recall their experience of being faced with a cadaver for the first time. It’s a rite of passage, they acknowledge and the nerves don’t take long to settle once they discover the wonders of the human body.
  • Strategies to increase success rate in medical professional exam
    Many doctors know that studying is a never ending process and certainly to specialise in a certain area in medicine, one would need to sit a medical professional exam. Passing an exam demonstrates a basic (albeit demanding) medical competency of a doctor and would look impressive in your CV. So, how do you pass it?
  • How to Prepare for a Career in Medicine
    If you are currently thinking about a career in health care and are considering medical school, there are many options available for you as your start your journey. It is never too soon to start thinking about your future and how to manage your upcoming career path.
  • Making a diagnosis: Back to Basics
    I remember one of our professors in medical school, who we referred to as Lord due to his greatness in the field of neurology and his ability to make his presence known, who constantly reminded us that 90% of the diagnosis is history and physical examination. Other clinical examination sources claim that the diagnosis is derived 80% from the history and 5-10% from further investigation. Either way it is clear that we need to be equipped with knowledge on the basics.
  • MMI – seeking to connect and support Malaysia’s medical students
    In part 2 of our interview with Vikkinesh Subramaniam, the chairperson of the student-led Malaysian Medics International (MMI) he shares more about the key issues that MMI seeks to address in improving the outlook for medical graduates and also divulges his secrets to staying motivated as a medical student.
  • Addressing the challenges facing Malaysia’s medical students
    The MIMS team sat down with Vikkineshwaran Siva Subramaniam, chairperson of Malaysian Medics International (MMI) to find out about the main challenges facing medical students as they seek to join the community of healthcare professionals.
  • 3 places which you can visit to learn about the human anatomy
    Healthcare professionals may not necessarily be experts of the human anatomy, even as we work closely with patients daily. We usually specialize in an area, sometimes forgetting that the body is one whole complex system, or we see too much of the bigger picture that we overlook the important functions of one particular organ. Is there a better way to learn about the human anatomy, aside from textbooks and Google?
  • Level up: From resident to an attending physician
    We transitioned from undergrad to medical school. We transitioned from medical school to internship. We transitioned from internship to residency. The final frontier, or it may seem, is the transition from residency to attending.
  • Doctors in Singapore hit a new high of 13,936
    While the Singapore Medical Council announced the number of doctors available in Singapore hit a new high of 13,936 last week, the figures are still too low for Singapore's rapidly growing and ageing population.
  • Allow medical graduates to be doctors' assistants during houseman posting wait, says FPMPAM
    Following last week's warning of legal action to be taken against unqualified locum doctors, the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners' Association of Malaysia has urged the Health Ministry to reconsider allowing medical graduates to be doctors' assistants.
  • The infamous doctors' hand writing
    I still remember my pre-school days, being taught how to write and how slowly our teacher would introduce a letter of the alphabet at a time to us. I remember how I would get jealous of my classmate who was congratulated of writing so perfectly and how I wanted to be that good as well. Over two decades later, the child who wanted her hand writing to be perfect - has now turned into an adult who writes indecipherable symbols.
  • A rise in nurses taking over doctors' responsibilities
    Nurses in Singapore are taking over more of what used to be considered as doctors' tasks. Does this affect the workload of nurses themselves and consequently affect the quality of patient care?