Seven Japanese Med Students Join 4th ISMS Exchange Programme
In: Borneo Bulletin
Dk Dr Nurolaini said participants will also experience nature in Brunei, with extra-curricular activities to be held at the Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam (OBBD) in the Temburong District.
Several recreational visits have also been arranged to famous landmarks in Brunei such as Kampong Ayer, the Royal Regalia Museum and the famous oil and gas district in Seria.
In addition, participants will also experience and learn Brunei culture through homestay programme with foster families organised by the Brunei Japan Friendship Association (BJFA).
Participants will be seven Japanese medical students are currently in Brunei for the 4th International Summer Medical School Programme 2010, an exchange programme organised annually by the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).
The programme is the result of a collaboration between the PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) and Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Japan that began in 2006.
The programme was launched yesterday by the Japanese Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Mr Hirose Noriki, in a ceremony held at the institute.
In her welcoming speech, the Acting Dean of PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Dk Dr Nurolaini Pg Hj Muhd Kifli said participants of the programme will experience life as a medical student at UBD for a period of five weeks until August 21, 2010.
The Japanese medical students will also be taught by experienced lecturers through lectures, problem-based learning (PBL) sessions, large group sessions as well as tutorials.
Participants will also have a chance to gain knowledge and hands-on experience from clinical placements and clinical and communication skills sessions.
All sessions will be conducted in English, thus giving the opportunity for Japanese students .to enhance their English language proficiency while on the programme.