19 Mar 2019 IMU Medical Students Shine in Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019

9 March 2019 – IMU medical students emerged Champions and won 2nd place at the Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019 held at AIMST University, successfully beating the host team (AIMST) as well as 2 other teams from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) along with teams from Universiti Tuanku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). A third team from IMU secured the 5th place.

The Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019 was organised by AIMST University and was officiated by Prof KR Sethuraman, Dean Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University. The quiz competition emphasised on the clinical knowledge in managing emergency cases in Emergency Departments and practical skills in performing a cardiac life support.

Team 1 Champion
Lee Tzun Kit, Mustafa Sharief, Dr Rosdara Masayuni, Leong Piem Jie, Jerrold Teo, Sandy Tan, Nur Illiana
Team 2 1st Runner Up
IMU's Team 3: 5th placing for Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019 Yap Woei Cong, Aravinthan Kadravello, Richard Ngu, Dr Rosdara Masayuni, Muhd. Naim, Muhd Marsaid
Team 3 5th place
IMU's Team 2: 2nd placing for the Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019 Michael Lim, Muhd Mujibuddin, Sharon Chong, Dr Rosdara Masayuni, Tan Chen Liang, Kor Win Sheng, Jason Foo

The competition consists of 3 phases. In Phase 1, students were tested on 50 Multiple Choice Questions while in Phase 2, there was an Oral assessment. Phase 3 (Final round) saw an assessment on Real Life Simulation.

IMU medical students at the Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019IMU medical students at the Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019IMU medical students at the Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019

In this competition, IMU’s Team 1 had impressed the judges from the beginning of the final round – in their performance of handling the Real Life Simulation!

A Student’s Perspective of the Event
The importance of good organised teamwork, led by a Team Leader – was highlighted throughout the competition. My team mates and I realised that practice in medicine is not just about an individual’s performance, and it is important to always be a good, supportive team member in helping to manage a patient as a team. The interactive learning; that emphasised on a “closed loop communication” within a team, was shown to be the most effective and efficient way to consolidate knowledge in order to provide the best care to patient. This competition offers a great platform for us to apply our knowledge and clinical skills as much as are needed to save a patient.

In my personal view, I felt that my participation in this competition had helped me to boost my confidence in managing a patient through the enhancement of my knowledge on the approach and management of emergency cases. Furthermore, I appreciated the importance of communication skills even more.

With regards of our training for this competition that has gained such a fruitful outcome, we felt privileged to be taught by our own Emergency Medicine Lecturer, Dr Rosdara Masayuni Binti Mohd Sani, who is also an IMU alumna. Her relentless mentoring and guidance had helped us to attain this success in our first participation of such a competition.

My team mates and I would like express our gratitude to IMU for the support, trust and opportunity given in our participation in this competition. I hope that IMU medical students will take more opportunity to join a competition such as this in the future; as the experience gained would widen students’ perspective in experiential learning – learning through reflection on doing.

IMU medical students at the Intervarsity Clinical Emergency Quiz Competition 2019

Congratulations to all the winners!

Written by Nur Illiana Binti Mohamad Zaki (ME 1/15)

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