On the 3rd of November 2018, SEGi University fielded a team of five third-year dental students for the International Dental Physiology Quiz 2018, which was held at Balai Ungku Aziz, Faculty of Dentistry University of Malaya (UM), Petaling Jaya, Selangor. This annual event was organised by Persatuan Pergigian UM (DENSO), and the students were accompanied by Associate Prof. Dr Mohamed Magdi, a lecturer from Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University and Mrs Sulinda Daud, Co-Advisor for SEGi Dental Society (SDS).
A total of eighteen universities participated in the event, including local and international universities, such as; Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), University Sains Malaysia (USM), International Medical University (IMU), MAHSA University, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia and many more.
According to Mrs Sulinda, this experience will help students enhance their knowledge and understanding of how physiological concepts are applied in daily life and clinical dental practice. In this quiz competition, the questions covered how normal and abnormal physiology affects dental care and its treatments and the implications of dental interventions on the body’s functions.
“3rd place out of 18 Universities is a huge achievement for our students, the Faculty of Dentistry (FOD), and SEGi University. This shows our lecturers’ impact and teaching effectiveness and our students’ commitment and hard work preparing for the International Physiology Quiz 2018. With the strong support from the FOD Dean, Physiology Lecturers from the Faculty of Medicine (FOM), and SEGi Management, our students succeed to win third place. All their hard work paid off!” she added.
The first-place winner for the competition was the University of Malaya (UM), and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) won second place.
SEGi’s Dental Team (name of the winners):
1. Avinash Sri Kantha – Year 3
2. Chan Wan Yee – Year 3
3. Chan Yi Zhong – Year 3
4. Sara Luay Thanoon – Year 3
5. Ishvinder Kaur Virk A/P Kaldip Singh Virk – Year 3
Moreover, Chan Wan Yee, one of SEGi’s Dental Team members, said they are grateful. They feel honoured to be allowed to represent the Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University. She added, “We just started our clinical practice during that period of time. We were quite busy dealing with the patients despite having classes from 8 am to 5 pm almost every day. So, it was quite tiring and challenging for us to handle the quiz and clinic works simultaneously. However, we were fortunate enough and able to overcome it because our mentor, Prof. Magdi, motivate and guide us throughout the way. We revised the topics together with Prof. Magdi, and this has made things a lot easier. We want to express our gratitude to him.”
Congratulations to SEGi’s team!