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Top 10 reasons for select IMU for medicine

1. You can’t get into a local universities. UM, UKM, UPM,……. You need perfect score of STPM of 5A, 4A or CGPA 4.0

2. You don’t want to go other private medical schools

3. You want to do a twinning program, to UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

4. IMU is the most established private medical school in Malaysia. Yup, IMU is 15 years-old.

5. IMU is the”CHEAPEST” private medical school. Yes, despite, the latest tuitions fees is around RM370K for those to who complete the program locally. Other Manipal, Penang Medical College cost a lot more. Anyway, you can try PTPTN (HREF) for financing.

6. You are scare of seeing cadaver. IMU is using plastic modal for the study of anatomy. There is no dissection.

7. You don’t want to go to Russia, Ukraine, India, Indonesia for your medical studies.

8. Your results not good enough for local medical school

9. You are a UEC scholar (independent Chinese School examination). Yes, IMU welcome UEC students. They do very well in the school

10. After-all, IMU have pretty strong academic staffs. Many of them were retired professors from Local Universities and ministry of health

11. IMU have a very good website.

12. You want to become a doctor as soon as possible. Yes, you can try this route. SAM for 1 years, IMU for five years. You can become a doctor at age of 23/24.

13. You had missed the change of study medicine. Now you felt like you have the desire to save the world, you think you can be a better doctor than the doctor who speed 1 minute for the consultation. Then you can choose IMU or other colleges to realizing your dream.

Coming up….what are they teaching in medical school? Are you curious to know the process of making a doctor?


Yesterday, The Star reported that the newly build hospital was in dire condition.

Today, yet another article was published.

The health minister will visit the hospital on Thursday. Just wonder what will be his comment on the condition of hospital.

There were on going spat between the two ministries, the ministry of public work and ministry of health regarding the newly build hospital.

The MOH had blame the MPW of delay delivery of Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah on the contractors, the MPW in turn accused  MOH complicated the matter by adding new requirement for the building.

There was another similar incident  in Johor 2 years ago.

Have you read the newspaper today?

Two of top SPM performers aspired to become a doctor? Both of the girls parents are doctors.One parent were peadiatrician and GP. The other Sabahan father is  cardiologist.

It is often a hot debatable issues on what is the requirement of a good doctor?

Is it the good result ensure a good doctor? Or a caring human being made a better doctor?

The former can be measured easily and research show good A-level result determine better passing rate of doctor.

But the latter requirement is vague and hard to determine. How are you going to measure a caring human being? Is he/she involved in charity or voluntary work? Does she/he a member of anti-animal cruelty campaign?

I have no answer for it but I do have some idea for a caring doctor.

A doctor who ready to serve the people. He/She would disregard the person she/he treated regardless of their skin color, their social status, their wealth and their health.

This is picture showing people queuing up at the government polyclinic in Kelana Jaya.


These days, government provided all the basic medical care, maternity and newborn, dental and health education.

This is my personal view of Dr Chen Man Hin

I extracted it from GP report.

 Dr Chen Man Hin

Date: 5/12/2005-9/12/2005

GP Clinic:

Doctor Chen Man Hin , Chen Dispensary

I have known Doctor Chen, the Seremban DAP politician for many years (since I start to read newspaper). The GP posting provide an opportunities for me to see myself, Dr Chen, the physician. Dr Chen is 80 year-old, probably one of the oldest practicing doctors in the country. (The other is Dr Bala). He was born in China, migrated to Malaya when he was six-year-old. His education was temporarily halted by the Japanese Occupation. In 1946, he enters Malaya University which still located in Singapore. He is a senior of Dr Mahathir. In 1956, he starts practice in Seremban. Clinic Chen will celebrate the 50 years anniversary coming New Year. Later years, he active in politics and was involved setting of DAP and was elected as state ADUN and MP.


Dr Chen provides a wide range of consultation. Prior to this, I always though that OGDS and ultrasound is usually performed in hospital setting. In fact, Dr. Chen clinic offered these 2 services with the addition of an x-ray and simple laboratory (test for FBC).


Most of the Dr Chen patients are Chinese. He spoke multiple language and dialect, mostly Hakka. A wide range of illness can be observed. They are patient came daily for diabetic wound dressing, elderly with chronic illnesses, children with mostly URTI, patients with lower back pain, wound dressing for a patient with stoma and rarely, small operation of cutting part of frenulum of child.


During the 5 days of attachment, Dr Chen offered us to chance of taking BP and injection of drugs. My own observation concludes that Dr Chen is passionate and caring GP. Despite of his age, he still manages to work from 9 to 4pm, from Monday to Saturday. Dr Chen is still an advisor to DAP. I suspect that he cares for the people’s wellbeing is the main reason he join politic in the first place.



35 year-old woman presented with unilateral worsening of vision of left eye, accompany by discomfort of eye movement for two weeks duration

Visual acuity of left eye is 6/60.

Impaired color vision.

There is left afferent pupillary defect and a central scotoma

What is the likely diagnosis

A. Optic Nerve Glioma

B. Cavernosus Sinus thrombosis

C. Grave’s disease

D. Pituitary Adenoma

E. Optic Neuritis


Image of swollen optic disc.

Answer: E

What is the most common cause for the optic neuritis?

Multiple sclerosis. Long term studies indicated that up to 75% of female patient initially developed optic neuritis ultimately developed MS.

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