Have you ever wondered about your medical career pathway? What about career opportunities and specialising pathways locally and abroad?
Opportunities Abroad Symposium is here to provide Malaysian medical students with a better insight into the pathways and opportunities available not just in Malaysia, but also in United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and United States.
What’s more, there will be an interactive forum which will allow medical students to clear their queries with distinguished speakers of the day! Let’s be better prepared and informed to face the upcoming challenges and embark on our medical journey!
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YOUR STORY, OUR INSPIRATION
“A story-a true story-can heal as much as medicine can” – Eben Alexander. In YSOI, we are inspired by renowned individuals and their stories of fight and success beyond medicine.
We tackle issues beyond medicine. We address social discrimination and prejudice in the healthcare setting, the vital role of technology in the healthcare setting and neglected communities such as refugees in Malaysia amongst many other topics of interest.
A unique platform where fellow peers, medical students will have the opportunity to dominate the stage and share their ideas, thoughts and stories.
YSOI is the symposium you will gravitate to because it is both inspiring and motivating. We push the boundaries of healthcare professionals beyond the conventional. Write a speech and send a short video of your speech to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission is June 17th!
1. Seeking guidance and inspiration to kick start or take further steps in your research? Then this symposium, where the established and upcoming medical researchers gather, is where you should head to!
2. Here we serve you a platform to share and discuss your research work and ideas throughoral and poster presentation! Don’t have a research to showcase? Then, share with us any interesting clinical case you have encountered in your placements and hospital attachments!
3. It also brings you two keynotes by distinguished speakers, touching on research opportunities available for you in Malaysia as well as on publishing your work!
4. The winners of research and case competitions stand a chance to present their work and receive the best presenter award from our Director General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah!
Open Forum Part I: Women in Medicine
The proportion of women entering medical school is on the rise and often overwhelms that of its male counterparts. Therefore, we as a student body representing Malaysian medical students worldwide feel it is pertinent to have open discourse about the various challenges unique to women in the field of medicine.
At this open forum, we will have a panel of 3 influential women doctors in Malaysia with various backgrounds, encompassing the breadth of medical specialties and other interests. We will hear about the inspiring journey these women; how they manoeuvred the male dominated field, concurrently devote themselves to their families, as well as keeping up with other passions in their lives.
The session will be conducted with a moderator in a relaxed interview format with plenty of time for questions and answers! What better way to learn than from those who have trotted through similar paths?
Open Forum Part 2: Battle of the Specialties
This is the pre-event leading up to the much anticipated Careers Exhibition. Four speakers, who are dignitaries and luminaries in their respective fields will share the stage to discuss the various factors that students must consider before settling on which specialty to take. Issues like work-life balance, job progression and pay will form the crux of discussion. Using their vast work experience, humour and wits as weapons, the 4 speakers will battle it out on stage for your votes to help them win the best specialty award!