Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SMMAMS Executive Committee 2011-2012 Nomination and Election

Important Note: Please kindly read the Nomination Guidelines carefully before you begin the nomination process. If you have further questions on the nomination and election, please do not hesitate to contact: , or

If you have problems downloading the files above, please contact for the files to be sent directly to your email.

The Election will be held during the SMMAMS Committee Meeting with the Head of Delegates. [**Head of Delegates MUST be elected among the conference delegates, and preferably if he/she is a member of your school's students' association/ council, so that he/she can represent the standpoint of your institution.... SMMAMS Committee who present is not the Head of Delegates]

Below are the confirmed attendance so far for the meeting:

(a) International Medical University (IMU)
SMMAMS Committee: Chairman Justin Lee
Head of Delegates: Adrian Low Sheng Kian

(b) Melaka-Manipal Medical College (MMMC)
SMMAMS Committee: Sheela Josephine John and Vincent Khor
Head of Delegates:

(c) Monash University Malaysia
SMMAMS Committee: Priya Darshene Raj
Head of Delegates: Pari Shanmugaraman Gurusamy

Penang Medical College (PMC)
SMMAMS Committee: Jeffrey Lee Huang Shen
Head of Delegates: Deenish Muniandy

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
SMMAMS Committee: Chairman Elect Mohd Lutfi Fadil Lokman
Head of Delegates:

Universiti Malaya
SMMAMS Committee: Loo Kar Yee and Melvin Loh
Head of Delegates: Sia Leng Cheng

SMMAMS Committee: Yap Wai Leong (absent)
Head of Delegates: Eddie Lim Wei Ming

SMMAMS Committee: Nurul Shahirah Binti Abdul Shukor
Head of Delegates:

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Head of Delegates: Yeap Hsiao Hui

For the above institutions who yet to have elected their head of delegates, please kindly do it fast and let us know who is the head of delegates, so that the election committee can do their work.

The Head of delegates him/herself can be nominated as the candidate. But in that case, he/she will need to bring an extra representative of his/her school to attend the meeting. If the Head of Delegates are not nominated as the candidate, then the candidate should present the meeting together with the SMMAMS Committee and the Head of Delegates.

For further information on the nomination and election, please do not hesitate to contact the SMMAMS Chairman, Justin Lee on

Attendance to the meeting will be confirmed once you had registered for the conference.

MIMSC 2011 at The Historical City of Melaka - updates

36 days more, the 3rd Malaysian International Medical Students Conference (MIMSC) 2011 will be held at Melaka-Manipal Medical College, from 2nd - 5th June 2011.
We have received warm response from various universities. The registration will still going on until 15th May 2011. If your school has not received anything from the conference committee, and you would like to attend the conference, you can directly register with us, by contacting us on phone (012-9208624) or by email ( or
Here are some updates on the conference:
(a) Scientific Presentation - Oral and Poster Presentation:

Those students who love to present your study in public health posting or your individual research study, you can submit your abstract to us. If you cannot submit by now and need some time, you can always email to the Scientific Chairperson, Ms. Sheela.
Best Presenter Award
and Best Poster Award will be presented to the winner during the Gala Dinner. Paper submission will be selected by the committee to be published in an International Online Journal.
[For more information, please login to our website]
(b) Medical Quiz

There will be a preliminary round in the first day, in MCQs format. Topic includes Pre-clinical sciences, clinical sciences and medical trivia. The final round will be on the 2nd day, include the above and also trauma topic. RM1000 worth medical books will be awarded to the winners during the Gala Dinner. Rules and regulations will be announced during the registration day.
Fellowship Nite:

(d) Melaka City Night Tour:

On the 3rd June 2011, the delegates will be brought to the center of the Melaka City for a night tour. Delegates will be dropped at there, and they are free to walk around there under the guide from the organizing committee.

More updates will be available soon. If you have not registered yet, please contact us as soon as possible. Registration is opened until 15th May 2011. See you soon in Melaka!

For more information on the conference, visit our official conference website.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

AIMST 1st Preclinical Medical Quiz 2011

A Preclinical Medical Quiz was recently held at AIMST University on 8th and 9th April 2011. This event was organized by the Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University in collaboration with AIMST University Medical Students' Association (MedSA) and Society of MMA Medical Students (SMMAMS).
A total of 9 teams participated for this event including a home team (AIMST University), followed by representatives from, International Medical University (IMU), University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS), University Tunku Abdul Rahmah (UTAR), Taylor's University College, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and neighbouring country National University of Singapore (NUS).
The participants were brought for a tour to the Anatomy Museum and Clinical Skills Centre (3rd floor of medical building) whereby they were given a briefing on the various METI simulation facilities present in AIMST.
The event was then inaugurated by the welcoming speech by Deputy VC Student Affairs, Prof. Harcharan Singh whereby announced that he would donate a Challenge Trophy in the next Preclinical Medical Quiz. Participants were also reminded to take this quiz as an opportunity to know each other better instead of focusing the sole purpose of winning the quiz.
This was followed by the Preliminary Round 1 whereby all the teams were given a 45 minutes time span to complete 30 MCQs. From there, a total of 6 teams proceeded to the next round which included AIMST, NUS, IMU, AUCMS, USM and USIM.
These teams proceeded into the verbal round of Preliminary Round 2 on the same day and the Preliminary Round 3 on the following day. For each of the rounds the top team was allowed to choose their quiz table. Only 4 teams proceeded from the Preliminary Round 3 which was the team from AIMST, NUS, IMU and USM. Here, the finalists were tested at different stages which included the Leeuwenhoek Round, R.V.RAASH Round and the Laennec Round. These rounds not only tested cognitive knowledge but also psychomotor skills of interpreting histology, microbiology, pathology slides and also radiographs.
The NUS team emerged as the champion, followed closely by AIMST at 2nd place and IMU at 3rd place. The team were given a trophy, medals and winning certificates. Other teams involved were given the Certificate of Participation.
The event also boasted a special segment called the Quiz King or Queen whereby each team was requested to norminate a king/queen whom was tested by various questions probing into their opinions on Medical Ethics, Reasoning Skills, and also Communication skills. A representative from USIM won the Quiz Queen award for this segment.
The prize giving ceremony commenced with the speech from Prof. Dr. Sethuraman (Dean of Faculty of Medicine) and Deputy VC Academic and International Affairs. He thanked the organizing committee for making this a huge event a great success and especially congratulated Dr. P.K. Rajesh (Deputy Dean for Preclinical and Organizing Chairperson of the quiz ) for making his brainchild (the quiz) a memorable event. The Preclinical Medical Quiz 2011 was officially closed with a vote of thanks from Mr. N. Naga Bharathi Nesan, the President of MedSA and student organizing committee.
The participants congratulated the University for the outstanding efforts placed in organizing this Quiz and was greatly impressed by the excellent modern facilities used and it's management throughout by the Preclinical Medical Quiz 2011. In the feedback collected from the participants they expressed their gratitude to the organizing committee for putting together a meaningful and exciting event and assured that they will return the following year.

Reported by,
Secretary of Student Organizing Committee

Saturday, April 23, 2011

SMMAMS T-Shirt Design Competition - Update

T-shirt Design Competition Update :

The voting for the design was closed as of 25th of March 2011. A total of about 150 unique votes were received. Currently, results are being calculated. The winner of the competition will be contacted by the 1st week of May, and the results will be announced publicly by the end of May.

Do contact if you have any queries.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

9th Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz on 22nd and 23rd July 2011

The annual Inter-Medical Schools Physiology Quiz is back now! This year, the Physiology quiz will be held on 22 and 23 July 2011 at Universiti Malaya.

Prepare to take over the champion trophy from UM? (UM was the champion in the 8th IMSPQ). Find your team mates, and register your team now. Challenge the previous champion and take back to the trophy and make your medical school proud!

Deadline for registration is 30th April 2011. You can always contact Professor Dr. Cheng (details shown in the poster) for more information on the registration.

Download : [Registration Form in 4shared]

See you in July !!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Teach-In : Hepatology on 23 April 2011

The College of Physician, Academy of Medicine Malaysia is organizing the next "Saturday Teach-In" with the topic on HEPATOLOGY on the 23rd April 2011.

The program of the day includes:
(a) 1000 - 1050 -
Management of common complications of liver cirrhosis (ascites, hepatic encephalopathy and variceal bleeding) - by Dr. Syed Redha

(b) 1050 - 1140 -
Current Management of Chronic Hepatitis B - by Dr. Tan Seok Siam

(c) 1140 - 1230 -
Current Management of Chronic Hepatitis C - by Dr. Haniza Omar

(d) 1330 - 1530 - Concurrent Workshops:
(i) Approach to Jaundiced Patient - by Dr. Chan Yee Ming

(ii) Approach to abnormal liver function tests - by Dr. Mohd. Shamsul

(iii) Approach to Fatty Liver especially Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases
- by Dr. Dennise Khoo

Registration Fee is RM 20 if registered before 15 April 2011; and RM 30 if registered after 15 April 2011.

For more information, please visit the College of Physician website; and register individually.

Medical Protection Society (MPS) Application - for Medical Students

Many medical students have email and asked regarding the insurance for their medical electives (which is required by some of the countries) and many of them are unclear about how to purchase the MPS (Medical Protection Society) Insurance from the MMA.


MPS (Medical Protection Society) is the leading indemnifier of healthcare professional, and also one of the world largest medical defense organization.

Members commonly seek help with legal and ethical dilemmas arising from professional practice/clinical negligence claims / complaints / disciplinary procedures/ police investigations / medical council inquires and inquests.

Medical students posted for electives in certain countries like UK, Singapore requires MPS insurance. MPS will provide advisory services to the medical students during their clinical training.

They also publish a series of educational publications like Casebook, New Doctor Magazines and GP Registrar.

Subscription of MPS Insurance for all MMA Medical Student Member is FREE. This is one of the privileges that the members enjoy.

If you are intending to do electives in country which need MPS Insurance, you can apply for MPS Membership Application from MMA for free.

For more information, you can always email us on or call up MMA office on 03-40411375 for more information.

I hope you find this information useful. Thank you.

Regards,Vincent (SMMAMS Webmaster 2010-2011)

Clinical Hypnotherapy Workshop - Invitation by London College of Clinical Hypnosis

Greetings from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis - LCCH (Asia).

The LCCH in collaboration with the Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia will be organizing an AFPM Pre-AGM Workshop on Clinical Hypnotherapy - Approaches in Healthcare and Medicine on 15 April 2011 at the Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

For more details, please refer to the attached flyer. Please feel free to contact us if you have further queries.

Thank you.

on behalf of Sheila Menon
Principal & Director
London College of Clinical Hypnosis (Asia)
207, Block G, Phileo Damansara 1
No 9, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara
Seksyen 16 Petaling Jaya
46350 Selangor
Tel : 03-7960 6439
Fax : 03-7960 6449