Talent and teamwork focus for quality patient care in developing medical professionals at MSU
Poor communication is often the root of errors. And when a team's professionals neither communicate nor collaborate, performance suffers. Management and Science University (MSU) brings teamwork into focus at the MSU International Medical School Symposium on Inter-Professional Education (IPE).
MSU President Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid welcomed participants to the IPE Symposium.
“Collaborative skill is crucial to competitiveness, and IPE goes beyond group-work. Inter-professional skill is about working together, training together, across disciplines. In health and social care, it is about building perspective to ensure patient care and safety. It is about caring, healing, and educating.”
‘Creating a TEAM of Talented People, not a GROUP of Talented People’ was the theme of the symposium organized by MSU International Medical School (IMS).
Continued the MSU President, “Medical and health sciences education and training are important to the future, and this symposium is timely. In the broader picture of 21st century learning, consider the demands of IR 4.0, where the human component in this scenario is currently at 71 percent versus 29 percent for robots. From 2022 it will be 58 percent human versus 42 percent non-human, and on to 48 percent versus 52 percent from 2025 for man versus machines.
“Be ready to work as a team with other professionals to meet the rising demand in patient care and safety. Collaboration is becoming an important component. Build your skills around that component, and come out a balanced, well-rounded graduate.”
Speakers at the IPE Symposium launch included Professor Dr Nabishah Mohamad of MSU Medical and Health Sciences Cluster as well as guest speakers Dato’ Dr Christopher K C Lee from Hospital Sungai Buloh and University of Hong Kong Honorary Clinical Professor Nivritti G Patil.
Examining the current status of inter-professional practice in Malaysia, State Medical Officer and Hospital Sungai Buloh Head of Internal Medicine Dato' Dr Christopher Lee called for a paradigm shift towards quality patient care.
“Remember the patient,” he said, “and be a convenient doctor for the patient. Be respectful of him and considerate of his needs when providing care. Remember why we do this job.”
Delivering more on the symposium's collaboration focus for the working environment of health care professionals was Vice President of MSU Medical and Health Sciences Cluster Professor Dr Nabishah Mohamad, who recounted her experience incorporating IPE into the health care curriculum.
The symposium's forum was moderated by MSU International Medical School Dean Professor Dr Yong Rafidah Abdul Rahman.