IP Medicine student, Class Leader of the 1st IP class, UHS
Younger, I was often sick. I wanted to become a doctor to cure my family and I. I also deeply care for Cambodian people and I am now coming to be a cardiologist.
In the last semester of the 3rd year, our teachers introduced the IP and its four primary educational teachings. I found it innovative. I successfully passed the exams in both academic courses and foreign languages and could fit into the selection. I then enrolled to be part of the first IP class.
Each of the IP course complete one another and grant students with the skills and abilities they need to thrive. Foreign teachers are of compelling influence. Thanks to them, we can develop our medical knowledge and our English or French speaking skills to later stand out in the marketplace.
I am looking forward to continuing my studies abroad. I am learning a lot in Cambodia but I aspire to broaden my horizons and experiment other educational and medical realities.
I am convinced that this enriching experience abroad will allow me to deepen my knowledge. I value the practical experience I will gain in the use of modern techniques that could be adapted to fit into the Cambodian medical world. For now, Cambodia still lacks technical equipment and human resources, which is a significant issue. Soon, our hospitals will perform with modern technology. But what it if no personnel can use this new equipment? This is one reason I will eventually return to Cambodia after studying abroad and contribute to develop high quality standards and practice for the medicine here.
Now in my 5th year, I am likely to have the opportunity to teach younger students and prepare them to become trainers.
The IP encourages to share scientific knowledge and extend it to the entire Cambodian health science discipline. We are beginning to witness its impact throughout this field. Class leaders often discuss together. A class leader is the messenger between the students and the teachers. My role is also to schedule, organize and guide the class. With my assistants, we want to create a Study Club every student could attend. We could replace trainers when necessary and start interactive working sessions with their classmates. It would be an excellent way to share our knowledge. By welcoming everyone, we also invent a new method for faculty learning support. The idea gains ground and this should help us all to progress.