UKM Runner Up In Basic Surgical Skills Final
By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
Pix Shahiddan Saidi
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 April 2016 – Medical students from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) won second place in the 2016 nationwide basic surgical skills final competition held at the Advanced Surgical Skills Centre (ASSC) of UKM, here recently
The winners received full sponsorship to attend The CSAMM Annual Scientific Meeting that will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 13th May.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Partnership) Prof Datuk Dr Imran Ho Abdullah, who was at the closing ceremony of the programme, said the objective of this course is to initiate interest among medical students to enter surgical training.
“This nationwide competition gives aspiring surgeons in their senior years of Malaysian medical schools the opportunity to practice and compete in a range of surgical challenges , from suturing and knot-tying to performing more complex tasks in the final stages,” he said in his closing address.
This year 96 students from UKM, UM, UiTM, International Medical University, Monash University Malaysia and Newcastle University Malaysia, among others, took part in the challenge held in collaboration with The College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (CSAMM).
The competition saw Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) grabbing the top spot, while third place went to Universiti Malaya (UM).