KUALA LUMPUR: School leavers considering a medical career will have the opportunity to get invaluable tips from experts at the upcoming Star Education Fair 2016 here.
Some of Malaysia’s top experts will give advice on pursuing a career in medicine and health sciences, with topics ranging from the demand for healthcare professionals, how medicine can change the world and how to survive in medicine to a career as a pharmacist (see Page 44 of the main paper for the Education and Career Talks table).
Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College Education chief executive officer Shanaz F.H. Mawji will speak on “The Demand for Quality Healthcare Professionals is on the Rise – How Can You Tap on the Available Opportunities?” on the first day of the two-day fair, June 11, from 3.15pm to 5.15pm.
Shanaz’s talk will reveal the range of healthcare professions available.
“People may not be aware of other healthcare professionals such as radiographers, physiotherapists, medical assistants and nurses,” she said.
Shanaz will also discuss the demand for allied health professionals in and outside of the country.
SEGi University Faculty of Medicine tutor Dr Ahmad Yusuf Yahya will present “Being a Doctor Beyond the Hospital Walls”, which focuses on volunteerism and humanitarian work among medical science students, experienced doctors, pharmacists and many more.
“I hope my session will raise awareness that being a doctor is not all about having stethoscopes and lab coats.
“Many healthcare professionals find a different meaning in life when they engage in volunteer work,” he said.
MAHSA University Faculty of Medicine dean Prof Datuk Dr Ravindran Jegasothy will speak on “How to Survive in Medicine and Shine!” to give a better understanding of the perception of doctors and medicine.
The doctor with over 35 years’ experience will also highlight the factors of evaluating a medical institution most suited to a student’s needs.
“One should not make a decision to enter an institution based on their friends’ choice or its location,” said Prof Dr Ravindran.
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia clinical senior lecturer Dr Ong Gim Seong will touch on “How Medicine Can Change the World” while Fashli Syafiq from Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences Class of 2015, who is also with Ireland’s Athlone Institute of Technology as a postgraduate researcher, will give pointers on “Pharmacist: A Career in Health Innovation” on the same day.
Star Education Fair 2016 will be held at Exhibition Halls Four and Five at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 10am to 6pm on June 11 and 12. Admission is free.
For details, go to facebook.com/stareducationfair. To book booths, call 03-7967 1388 ext 1466/1233.