UMSC collaborates with public and private higher learning institutions

19 Jun 2023 04:07pm
Norzaiton (sixth in line ) with a line of representatives who signed the MoUs from public and private HEIs at a ceremony held in Kota Kinabalu - FILE PIX
Norzaiton (sixth in line ) with a line of representatives who signed the MoUs from public and private HEIs at a ceremony held in Kota Kinabalu - FILE PIX

KOTA KINABALU - University Malaya Specialist Center (UMSC) will be cooperating with eight public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) including those in Sabah through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Monday.

Chief Executive Officer of UMSC Norzaiton Senusi said the collaboration involved Hospital Universiti Malaysia Sabah (HUMS), Faculty of Medicine Universiti Malaya, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, City University Malaysia, Nirwana Education Group, MAHSA University and Sabah Cyberjaya College.

"The purpose of today's program is to sign and seal the MoU and letter of intent (LoI) to establish cooperation with Sabah HEIs, especially in the field of education and professions related to health care.

"This MoU and letter of intent will set the framework and outline our mutual commitment including providing the necessary expertise, manpower, information and support to each other which includes talent development in the field of nursing through training, and career development programs," she said when the event here.

She further said that through the collaboration, all parties involved will be able to produce a line of nurses who are of high caliber and excel in their roles and will be able to provide the best patient care.

"UMSC is a competitive, flexible and productive hospital where UMSC is always looking for room and opportunities for improvement." she said.

Norzaiton said among the areas of cooperation include involving the institutions to provide a platform to connect nursing students and alumni with UMSC for employment purposes.

"In addition, UMSC will provide practical and work placements for nurses who graduate from the institution.

"UMSC also provides all the on-the-job training required to improve the skills of nurses who graduate from the institutions involved and even scholarships for selected nursing students are also provided by UMSC," she said.

She added, as a 'Malaysia's Premier Quaternary Hospital' that has been operating for 25 years, UMSC offers and focuses on complex treatment cases and has become a referral center for tertiary hospitals that are trusted to handle complex medical and surgical cases.

"UMSC has been chosen as the winner for the Graduates' Choice Award (GCA). This recognition is based on the votes of 100 percent of university students across the country and UMSC is named as one of the most important graduate employers to work in the health industry category," she said.

Norzaiton said that one of the main components of this MoU is the provision of UMSC education scholarships for nursing students doing diploma and nursing degrees.

According to Norzaiton, the scholarship will provide financial assistance to nursing students who meet the admission requirements and demonstrate commitment to excellence in their studies.

"A total of RM500,000 in funds will be distributed to 70 qualified individuals which covers education fees, academic bonuses, book allowances, accommodation and medical benefits provided by UMSC this year.

"All of these UMSC scholarship holders will also be guaranteed a job at our hospital upon completion of their studies.

"We believe this scholarship program will be very attractive to nursing students who are looking for financial assistance to pursue their dreams of becoming healthcare professionals.

"By providing this support, we hope to attract the best and brightest nursing talent to our hospital and the industry as a whole," she said.

UMSC will also hold a 'walk-in' interview session on the 22nd to 25th June at the Le Meridian hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

"This interview session is open to all nursing students who meet the admission requirements. We encourage anyone who is interested to attend and learn more about this exciting opportunity," he said.

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