First Week In IMU
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I just finished writing out notes about First Aid Training which I only managed to capture photos of the slides yesterday haha. So here I am, in International Medical University, as a medical student. Cewah cara cakap macam I'm a doctor, padahal just started my degree haha. Basically these 2 weeks are orientation weeks but I only attend those briefings and talks with lecturers. I decided not to attend the orientation conducted by seniors bcs of some personal reasons which I think it isn't really appropriate to write them here.
I stay in Vista Komanwel C which is just about 10 to 15 minutes walk from IMU and LRT station. All of my housemates are 3rd semester medical students; Kak Nas, Najwa, Faika, Am and Thivya. Alhamdulillah, I'm really really grateful to have them as my housemates. Easier for me to ask anything about medic and the most important thing is they're very friendly and kind!
IMU is really strict about 2 things which are; dress code & speaking English. No jeans, no slippers, no funky clothes etc. Everyone wears formal attire. Yes, Friday is casual day (casual lah sangat haha) which means Polo shirt is allowed but still no t-shirt, no jeans, no slippers. Neither blaming nor breaking IMU rules as I personally think that this is the best way to train all future doctors, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists to dress well. Of course you don't wanna see doctors wearing t-shirt with baggy jeans right? Oh yes, speaking English is compulsory when you're in the campus. Still trying my best not to speak Malay with my Malay friends hehe.
There are only about 20 Malays (I bet it's less than 20) out of 200+ medical students. But that doesn't mean that we have to stay around and stick with Malays only. After knowing our groups for the orientation weeks, either in the lecture hall or auditorium, we usually sit according to groups so it's easier for us (read: them) to discuss about the performances etc. Sporting course mates and group mates. Though we're from different races and religions, we treat each other nicely.
The other thing that I really like about studying in IMU is the theory and clinical parts aren't separated in different semesters. As like me, during my first semester I'll have Foundation Module and clinical practice at the same time. We will also have few clinic visits this semester. Sounds great! I just can't wait to start everything hehe.
Alright I shall continue studying. Kiasu much haha.