Sunday, December 27, 2009

Selling furniture!

Hey guys! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays before going off to your repective clinical schools!

If you're looking for furniture, or know anyone who is (tv, bed, shelves etc), my family is in the midst of vacating our house and are selling off most of our furniture. We've put up ads in and you may check it out if you're interested. Click on the links below for more information.

Steel Bed + Matress for RM150

New LG television + TV cabinet for RM500

Other furniture also available, so just contact me if you're interested :D

If you would like to advertise your furniture in the blog, just let me know!

Thanks and happy holidays!!!

PS: Those of you preparing for USMLE, check out the post just before this. EASY MONEY!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

USMLE Research/Survery for Malaysian Candidates

Dear all,
This is Dr Yee (M2/98 batch).

I represent the education group from UK doing the research for USMLE candidates in Malaysia.

I understand from Cathy that you and a group of friends are interested in taking part.

Let me first thank you for your enthusiasm.

May I know how many of you are planning to participate?

We are organizing the group to be held on 15 January 2010, 16 January 2010 at IMU Bukit Jalil campus so that it will be convenient for you guys. 17 January is the IMU Open Day, so I think that would be out of question.

I am really hoping you can spread the news far/wide and tell your colleagues that we are doing this. Participants will be guaranteed renumeration of RM100 per person. So, I think why not come and share your thoughts on how you prepare for USMLE and the hurdles you face as you earn some handsome cash.

We are short on participants now. But I know there are many prospective USMLE candidates at IMU. It's possible that the news has not reached them yet.

We would be grateful if you could circulate this event around IMU so that my UK friends will benefit to the fullest from this endeavour.

Thank you very much!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

USMLE marketing research project, lecturers evaluation, open day and Drama

1.USMLE marketing research project

Dear all,

A major provider of medical education products is currently recruiting for a market research project on exam revision for MRCP and USMLE exams.

The groups will take place in Penang and Kuala Lumpur between 15th and 17th January 2010 and last 1.5- 2 hours. Attendees will be paid 100 MYR for their time, and refreshments will be provided.

We would like to hear from doctors or medical students who have either:
  • Recently revised for and/or attempted any part of the MRCP (UK) OR
  • Recently revised for and/or attempted any part of the USMLE
If you fit the above criteria please email with the following information:
  • Your name and contact number
  • Which exam(s) you have already taken and which you are currently preparing for
  • Whether you would prefer to attend a group in Penang or Kuala Lumpur
  • Your availability between 15th and 17th January 2010

Please send an email to and quote Medical Exam Revision – USMLE/MRCP. You will be contacted by a member of the market research team in due course to confirm whether your application has been successful.

Places are limited, so please do not delay in making contact if you are interested.

Many thanks

Warmest regards,
Zia Shah

2. Lecturer's evaluation

Hi there,

We would like to know your views on all medical lecturers. We would really appreciate it if you could spend some time completing this form so that we can improve the quality of lectures. Thank you for your time! :)

Warmest regards,

3. IMU OPEN DAY 2010-those of you looking for something to do and earn a couple of bucks, read on ;)

Dear all,

SSD needs 150 students for the Open Day on 17 Jan 09 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The students will be paid RM15 per person if they worked half day. And if it's a full day, they will be paid RM30 per person. Meals will be included.

Also 2 students are needed (1 male & 1 female) to be deejays for the IMU open day on 17 Jan 2010. These students must speak well and lively. They are to make announcements on that day on & off. These students may also help out SRC when there are not making announcements. They should be in IMU from 9.45am - 4pm. They too will get paid RM 30.

Please get back to me by 11th of December with:

  1. Programme
  2. Name as per IC/Passport
  3. Batch
  4. IC/Passport No
  5. Student ID
  6. Contact No
  7. Food Preference (Vege/Non-Vege)
  8. Full Day/Half Day
Warmest regards,
Zia Shah

4. IMU goes Greek: Invitation to watch Oedipus the King

Dear all,

With great pleasure and much anticipation, I welcome you to appreciate an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Oedipus the King by the ME108 Humanities selective students.

First performed in 429 BC, Oedipus the King by Sophocles tells the tale of a tragic hero who treads the painful and fearful road to self discovery.

The play will be staged on 16 Dec 2009, 7.00-8.30pm at Audi 1, IMU Bukit Jalil. Admission is free.

Please make your booking with Suhaila Naema (017 6790922) or Nurul Aifaa (012 9781473). Tickets will be distributed and must be produced for admission into the Audi as seats are limited to 200.

Warmest regards,
Zia Shah

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

M2/07 Matching Feedback - Meeting on 7 Dec 09‏

Dear students,

Pls find attached, a memo requesting you to attend the M207 Matching Feedback meeting with Prof Yasmin on 7 Dec 2009.
I've also put the notice up on the Student Notice Board & in the Matching folder in H-Drive.
For further info, kindly refer to the memo.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hey guys! Hows the post-exam period coming along?? Hope you're all getting the rest you deserve!

Our EOS 5 results will be out on Friday, 4th December 2009 at 4pm!

Please Collect from Academic Affairs, as usual. Hope M207 gets 100% pass!!!

Enjoy your holidays meanwhile!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MMS closing, accomodation in Otago

MMS closing dates for Medical Semester 5 OSPE

Dear All,

Due to end of semester 5 OSPE, the museum is closed on the following dates:

21st Nov 09, Saturday-12.30pm onwards
23rd Nov 09, Monday-whole day
24th Nov 09, Tuesday-until 3pm

The museum will be open as usual on other days until further notice.

Warmest regards,
Zia Shah

Christchurch, New Zealand (University of Otago)

I posted this up some time ago but I feel its more relevant now after receiving our matching results. Those transferring to Otago might wanna check it out =)

Dear Sir/Madam

I'm a registered medical doctor in New Zealand, having trained in Christchurch Medical School.

I have a house in Christchurch that is up for rent and I'm just wondering whether any of the IMU students would be interested. For the past few years I have rented it out to IMU students and would like to have another group of IMU students again for next year. Can you please advise on the best way to advertise for this?


Michelle Law

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dr. Nilesh's Anatomy Blogspot

Dear all,

Dr. Nilesh has set up an anatomy blogspot for students to refer to. It is very good so please do check it out at Currently, it is for the senior medical students but there is no harm in everyone knowing about it.

Warmest regards,
Zia Shah

Monday, November 16, 2009

Feedback on matching results

Dear Karim and Sowmya,

It is to my understanding that the results of the matching caused quite a bit of upset in your batch. If it is rather serious than this is an issue we would like to bring up in the upcoming academic meeting (this Wednesday). Please ask you batchmates to email us their feedback asap (to

Thanks you.

Warmest regards,
Zia Shah