Sibu, being my birthplace and where I grew up, is naturally special to me. It holds many fond memories of my childhood and helped shaped me into what I am today. This is why I felt obligated to contribute back to my hometown.
In 2013, SEGi University’s Medical Faculty started building a Clinical Campus in Sibu. Medical students can spend the last three years of their five-year programme in the Sibu Clinical Campus.
The Sibu Clinical Campus is located within the compounds of the Sibu Hospital, which also acts as a teaching hospital for our students there. The Sibu Hospital is the second largest public hospital in Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia. A stint there offers SEGi’s medical students an invaluable experience prior to their graduation.
Currently, there are 133 students studying there, including 36 from the pioneer batch who will be sitting for their final professional examinations this October. The campus, which occupies three floors in the Sibu Hospital, has lecture halls, a multi-purpose hall, clinical skills laboratory, mock consultation rooms, discussion rooms, a library and computer laboratory.
The campus is continuously expanding. Plans are already afoot for it to accommodate a maximum of 360 students (120 students for Years 3,4 and 5) in view of the expected rise in the number of medical students enrolled with SEGi University.
Moving forward, we hope to turn this facility in Sibu into a centre of excellence in producing qualified and caring doctors. This would certainly bring much pride and joy to those of us who hail from Sibu.