Mohamad Nizar Bin Mohamad, MBBS student in semester 9, “It was a priceless opportunity for us as students to experience the thrill and excitement of looking after spectator’s safety in such an intense atmosphere”.
CUCMS Medic Volunteer team in action at 19th Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences’ (CUCMS) was greatly privileged to collaborate with Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) in conjunction with the season finale of Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix held at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) from 29th September to 1st October 2017 to provide medical assistance for its’ spectators.
Approximately 55 volunteers comprising 45 students and 10 staff participated in this event. Students were assigned to respective posts in the spectator area namely Casualty, Ward, Mall Area, Welcome Centre, Grandstand and Gates C, K and F.
It was an incredible experience and exposure, especially for final year students as they could apply and put into practice the knowledge acquired during classroom sessions. Also, it was a golden opportunity to be able to watch the Formula 1 race held in Malaysia for the last time.
According to Mohamad Nizar Bin Mohamad, MBBS student in semester 9, “It was a priceless opportunity for us as students to experience the thrill and excitement of looking after spectator’s safety in such an intense atmosphere”. Nizar also indicated that the students of the CUCMS Medic Volunteer team are well trained and prepared for any emergencies. He specially thanked the university for providing such enhancing learning modules that included Disaster and Relief Medicine and Basic Life Support Training as part of the syllabus that helped equip students with knowledge to manage medical emergencies. Nizar was the team manager assigned to manage Saturday’s batch of volunteers.
On the other hand, Muhamad Ikram Bin Hanafi, year 5 MBBS student cum team manager for Sunday mentioned that volunteering as the medic team for the final Formula 1 race in Malaysia was truly a great and memorable experience. “CUCMS students gained new experiences and knowledge volunteering for this auspicious event. We had an opportunity to assist international spectators with their medical needs and working along with Angkatan Tentera Malaysia surely made us realize the importance of discipline and always being punctual”, he added.
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) looks forward to more opportunities as such to provide students with credible platforms that they may continually gain and broaden their experiences while striving towards quality adherence.
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