The First Medical Bootcamp at Perdana University A Rousing Success
Perdana University welcomed 20 participants to its first ever Medical Bootcamp that was held on 14 August 2018. The programme was designed to give participants a glimpse of a health science student’s life at Perdana University. Both lecturers and students of Perdana University-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (PU-RCSI) and Perdana University-School of Occupational Therapy (PUScOT) were on hand to give lessons in performing CPR, tying up sutures, assessing patients for occupational therapy, and many more. Activities were conducted in several teaching labs, giving participants a feel for the modern facilities available at Perdana University.
Ng Yong En, who attended to know more about the Foundation in Science and Occupational Therapy programmes, said, “It’s fun and I get to learn a lot of things. I also get to know a lot more about the activities that will be carried out in the course.”
Said another participant, “It gives assurance for me to join the university in this coming September, knowing that the deans and lecturers are supportive and the students enjoyed studying there.” The student will be starting in the Doctor of Medicine programme at Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM), a U.S. style Graduate Entry Medical programme offered exclusively in Malaysia by Perdana University.
Prof. Michael Larvin, Dean of PU-RCSI, and Prof. Nathan Vytialingam, Dean of PUScOT, welcomed the students as they arrived in the morning, and each gave a short talk about the Medical Programme 5+0 and the Occupational Therapy programme offered by their respective schools. The attendees were then split into small groups and rotated through eight activities including Get Knotted, BodyWorlds, and OT for Children. Lunch was a lively affair, attended by lecturers and current students from all schools. All participants were able to mingle, chat and get to know the faculty members in a casual, relaxed environment.
As an extension of this Bootcamp, a hospital visit will be scheduled in the near future so that the participants can observe current students undergoing their clinical training.
The organizing committee thanks the Deans, lecturers and students who volunteered their time to be part of this Bootcamp. They also thank the prospective students and their parents, some of whom even joined the Bootcamp as participants, and hope all of you enjoyed your time.
If you are interested in joining the next Medical Bootcamp, email us at [email protected]