Saturday, July 7, 2012

Convocation Magazine Collection

Hey guys, the convo mag is ready for collection. Please come on either day to collect your copy.

Option 1
Date: 11th July 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm 
Place: Meeting Room, Student Lounge, LG

Option 2
Date: 18th July 2012 (Wednesday) 
Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Place: Meeting Room, Student Lounge, LG

Those transferring to Seremban Clinical School can also choose to collect in September, when Semester 6 starts.

Try bringing your receipts when collecting your copy, as it will help speed up distribution. 

Please note that if you are collecting on someone's behalf, please either provide an authorization letter or receipt (letter is preferable). Please print the letter out. We will not distribute to an unauthorized person. 

Dental students transferring to PDS can collect their copies from Jonathan Ng. Dental students who have transferred to Otago, your copies will be placed at Crystal Chow's place.

The cost of each book is RM82 (exceeded our initial estimated cost), therefore there will be no reimbursement. 

Thanks so much, and sorry for the delay.

Convo Mag Committee

Monday, June 25, 2012

Excerpt from an e-mail from Dr Jag

Congrats to many of you who passed the OSCE. Personally, except for some PPD issues (Transfer course) which I raised, I am very happy with your batch.

Will get back to you on the E-Learning issue. You are all most welcomed for the tips. 

All of you should go through common type of symptoms, the differentials and start clinical reasoning- across systems as attached which is just a suggestion to get the ball rolling.

You need to start thinking out of the box and remember, think of the common causes/diagnosis first.

We find that despite placing scenarios in CSU for all the systems, many students are not able to progress further as they do not read and do any homework before coming to CSU.

Please do inform students that one of the common problems we see students not doing in history taking (got this important feedback from some PMS) :-

The students need to know what are the secondary questions to ask for the common symptoms: e.g. if its cough - you need to ask the usual open Q but then need to move into secondary - open going on to closed Q with the appropriatesignposting: e.g. if he had said cough - find out more about it - how much sputum - tea spoon now cup full- last time yellow now green with blood steaks etc - in order to do this one needs to read all the different systems common presenting complaints and Q to ask - many of you do not read the books on history taking for the respective symptoms.

What students do not ask is: how long is the symptom present when it is there, not how long they have had the symptoms: e.g. after walking up the stairs how long does it take to get your breath back, chest pain etc.

PMS patients normally expect a great say in the discussion with the students/ doctors rather than doctor knows best approach. Basically I think it’s these areas: asking them on the main concerns, worries, asking them what they think the problem is, polite conversation etc. - look at the SCORMS videos on the E-Learning from UK. One needs to observe and appreciate how the communication skills is a two way channel and not one way from doctors side only-this will come with practice. Please source this from other sites - we are working on these videos by consultants but they will not be ready so soon.

I will look into the portfolio issue and get back to you soon.

Do keep in touch and send us feedback from time to time. It is always nice to hear how all of you are doing in the next phase of your life.

Warm wishes and best of luck to all of you.

Dr Jag

Saturday, June 23, 2012

History taking sheets

Dr Jag gave me a few sheets during OSCE debriefing.

Here they are:

Sorry for the delay.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Remedial Classes

Please be informed that the timetable for the remedial classes is up in Elearning under the ME110 timetable section.
Classes start this Friday (22 June 2012).

Don't give up!!
All the best.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Convo Mag Collection

The Convocation Magazine will only be ready for collection in one and a half week's time.

If you are not around to collect it, please ask a friend to collect it for you.

However, you will need to prepare an authorization letter so that we can take note.

Thank you.
The Convo Mag Committee.

Friday, June 8, 2012

EOS5 OSCE Debriefing

Hello people,

Just to inform everyone that theres going to be a debriefing session for EOS 5 OSCE.

Date: 18 June 2012
Time: 2pm
Venue: CSU

We will be getting our results by 5pm on the 18th as well.

All the best!! =)

Phase 2 Transfer Course

From an e-mail from Dr. Jag:

This is the latest timetable. I have spoken to the students today regarding the programme.

If students are interested, please tell them to e-mail me – i.e. those who are not on the list already. (

Dr Jagsidhu

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

AMSC 2012 Philippines

Anyone who's interested in the AMSC 2012 Philippines?

Date: 7th to 15th July
Fees: RM 1500 (exclusive of flight tickets)
Person to contact: Damien Ding (

6 common delegate seats left!!


Summative 5 results are ready to be collected.

Good luck everyone!

Don't forget to study hard for EOS5.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

House for rent in Seremban

House for rent in Seremban
1) Corner lot double storey bungalow house in Taman Limau Emas, Jalan Rasah
- Big house and spacious rooms. Ample parking space, can park 5 cars.
- 5 rooms and 3 bathrooms.
- House comes with sofa set and dining table.
- Other furnitures are for sale. 
- 3 minutes drive to IMU clinical school. 
Rental: RM 950.00
Contact Kala at 012-2500357 for further enquiries and to view the house.
2) Double storey terrace house in Seremban 3
- 4 rooms and 3 bathrooms.
- Furnitures for sale.
Rental: RM 550.00
Contact Michelle at 0123812273

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Well guys, I suppose most of us already got our scores during our debriefing..
but for those who didnt, you can look up your scores at CSU.
I have been informed thats it up like how it was last time for Sem 3 Mock OSCE.

Happy mugging!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Convo Mag Payment

These people have yet to pay for the convo mag.

1. Vimal a/l Chandran
2. Nagraj a/l Velasan
3. Astrid Natalia Alawattegama
4. Siti Maisarah Amran
5. Vickram a/l Sugumaran
6. Goh Jin Hong
7. Dina Syazana Ho
8. Ramadevan a/l Ramachandran
9. Nethmi Peries Suriyapperuma
10. Lee Teng Huei
11. Tiong Ing Ching
12. Mosahed Zyaad Abdool Hack
13. Penny Lai Pei Ni
14. Poh Wen Jit
15. Nur Liyana bt. Dzulkafli
16. Renuka Nagappan
17. Teo Li San

If you wish to buy the magazine, please pay to either Yong Ming or Eric by EOS 5 or we will assume you do not want it. Alternatively, you can leave a comment here stating that you do not wish to buy the magazine.

Thank you, and good luck for EOS 5.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

IT Update

To update everyone on what has been going on for the IMU IT Services.

The IT Department has upgraded the server and so far it seems to have resolved the long downtime on Sundays even though maintenance and backup is still carried out on Sunday. Maintenance and backup will be changed to Saturday early morning to further minimize disruption to E-Learning access. However there are some occasional reports of database errors popping up, the ELearning staff are still trying to diagnose the error. Please do let me know details of errors (date, time, which part of the portal and error message shown if possible) so that I can feedback to the E-Learning Department. They are currently very shorthanded with only 2 staff and 1 department head handling the E-Learning material for the entire university.

Stronger wifi access ports have been installed in the deeper PBL rooms as part of trial of the new equipment. It seems that wifi access in PBL rooms is indeed more stable and faster. Please do also do feedback about this as well the IT Department also needs to know whether the equipment is performing as well as the manufacturer claims it to be.

Prof Peter Pook, the Executive Dean has told us that work is currently in progress to reshoot the CSU videos with proper legal documentation so that the videos can be posted up on to Youtube or other public domains. This is to make it easier for students to view the videos and also to reduce the burden on IMU's servers. The issue with the current CSU videos is that the doctors and actors did not consent for video to be published on public domain. Please bear in mind this is a long term project but rest assured that work is in progress.

During the previous Academic Meeting, Prof Peter Pook also gave the green light for lecturers' emails to be made available in students' IMU email address books. However this is not possible because of a technical problem. To work around this, I will propose to Prof Peter to email the list of lecturers' emails to every student in their IMU email. In addition to this, mentor mentee lists are being made available in the 'Timetable and Notices' section of ELearning for every batch and course. The lecturers' emails and contact details can be found inside there. So far it is available for BM, CH, CM, ND and PS. The rest of the courses are on the way.

As for the SRC blog, we are currently working on a new SRC website with more features and better content to serve all of you better. I daresay that it is better than the Monash Students' Association. ;)

IT Rep SRC 12/13

Monday, May 7, 2012

PMS Appeal (Revised Deadline)

Those who wish to appeal,
Kindly do so before Wednesday, 9 May 2012;  11am.
Any late appeals will not be accepted.