In the ever-evolving landscape of medical education, one institution is rewriting the rules. SEGi University, a renowned name in academia, is making headlines with its groundbreaking approach to medical training. Through an exclusive partnership with Sibu Hospital, the second-largest hospital in Sarawak, Malaysia, SEGi offers its medical students an unparalleled opportunity to delve into real-world clinical experiences, setting a new standard for comprehensive medical education.
Exclusivity: A Rare Advantage
For medical students, the journey from theory to practice is a transformative phase, and where they study can significantly impact the quality of their education.
“Many medical institutions share teaching hospitals, resulting in limited access to hands-on experiences and a diminished learning environment. SEGi University recognised this challenge and strategically addressed it through an exclusive partnership with Sibu Hospital.
This unique collaboration grants SEGi students unrivalled access to a wealth of cases and opportunities that few other institutions can match. This ensures that students can learn and grow without the constraints of overcrowded clinical settings,” said SEGi University’s Dean of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Prof. Dr. Mohamad Raili Suhaili.
Diverse Cases: The Catalyst for Growth
Variety is the lifeblood of medical education, and exposure to a wide spectrum of cases is pivotal in shaping well-rounded medical practitioners.
“At Sibu Hospital, SEGi students encounter a diverse patient population with a mosaic of medical conditions. This diversity enriches their learning experience, hones their diagnostic skills, and fosters adaptability, essential qualities for aspiring healthcare professionals,” Prof. Dr. Mohamad Raili mentioned.
Hands-On Learning: Where Theory Meets Practice
SEGi University believes in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Through the exclusive partnership with Sibu Hospital, students begin clinical rotations as early as their third year, translating classroom learning into immediate practice.
“This hands-on experience enhances their clinical confidence and equips them to face the dynamic challenges of a medical career with poise,” said SEGi University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Head of Innovation and New Revenues, Prof. Dr. Srikumar Chakravarthi.
Mentorship and Guidance: Learning from Seasoned Professionals
Being part of the healthcare ecosystem at Sibu Hospital means SEGi students have the privilege of learning from seasoned medical practitioners.
“This mentorship and guidance offer a unique opportunity for students to glean insights, techniques, and best practices from professionals with years of experience. Such mentor-student interactions foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth, invaluable on the journey to becoming proficient doctors,” Prof. Dr. Srikumar expressed.
Preparation for Tomorrow’s Doctors
SEGi University’s exclusive partnership with Sibu Hospital extends beyond access; it instils a profound sense of responsibility and accountability in students. Active participation in patient care cultivates qualities and values essential for compassionate and competent medical practice. This holistic approach prepares students to embrace their roles as tomorrow’s doctors with unwavering confidence and unwavering integrity.
Access to patients and exposure to diverse cases are pivotal components of comprehensive medical education. SEGi University’s exclusive partnership with Sibu Hospital underscores its commitment to providing students with an extraordinary learning experience that transcends the norm. Through this collaboration, SEGi MBBS students gain a deep understanding of the intricacies of patient care, ensuring they emerge as skilled and empathetic healthcare professionals ready to make a significant impact in the world of medicine.
“In a landscape where exclusive access is a rare advantage, SEGi University has set a new standard for comprehensive medical education. This is not just education; it’s a transformative journey for aspiring doctors,” Prof. Dr. Srikumar explained.
About Prof. Dr. Srikumar Chakravarthi
Prof. Dr. Srikumar, an esteemed medical practitioner, academic leader, and innovator, currently holds the role of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and Head of Innovation and New Revenues at SEGi University. With over 25 years of experience in academia, he has previously served as the Director for Research, Innovation, Enterprise, and Postgraduate Studies at MAHSA University and held deanship positions at Perdana University and International Medical University.
His distinguished career spans across medicine and academia, where he has made remarkable contributions. As a prolific researcher, Dr. Srikumar has published nearly 250 papers in top-tier international journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing medical knowledge. He has secured 67 research grants and holds an impressive H-index of 34, reflecting his profound impact on the field.
Beyond research, Dr. Srikumar’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to over 40 inventions, innovations, and patents across various domains, such as biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, agrotech, and healthcare, generating substantial revenues. His dedication to education has earned him recognition for innovative teaching methods, with over 20,000 teaching hours and a commitment to online medical tutoring for students worldwide.
Importantly, Dr. Srikumar’s medical expertise informs his multifaceted career, enriching his contributions to medical education, research, and healthcare. His outstanding achievements have garnered prestigious awards, including the Academic Brilliance Awards 2013, the Venus International Medical Award 2018, and Malaysia’s Visionary Education Leader 2021, underscoring his lasting impact on the medical community and beyond.
About Prof. Dr. Mohamad Raili Suhaili
Prof. Dr. Mohd Raili is a prominent medical researcher, a visionary with a profound grasp on the intricate dynamics of infectious diseases, particularly the relentless adversaries, dengue and malaria. His prolific portfolio boasts an impressive array of publications in esteemed international medical journals, a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers of medical knowledge. Beyond the lab, he passionately nurtures the next generation of medical minds, leaving an indelible mark on the world of education. He is also a member of various medical associations and has received recognition for his medical research and education contributions.