The PMPS’s (Perak Medical Practitioners’ Society) Mentor-Mentee Programme (MMP) for newly-qualified medical graduates is a service for those graduates waiting to commence house officer posts in order to provide them with continuing medical education to prepare them in terms of general clinical skills and confidence prior to the commencement of house officer posts.
The MMP is an entirely voluntary programme that will match mentees with a mentor in a registered private medical practice.
There is concern that the transition for students to placement for housemanship is an abrupt and stressful one. The concern is compounded by the long waiting time of from six months to ten months for a new medical graduate to obtain a houseman posting. PMPS feels that a program to support the transition period from medical student to practising doctors will be useful and effective in building confidence in both clinical skills and communication skills.
PMPS successfully ran the first programme from February 1 to April. Seven graduates were placed under voluntary attachment with several specialists and GPs.
The second batch will start from September 1 to November 30. UniKL has also shown keen interest in this programme which resulted in a meeting with Dato’ Dr M. Subramaniam and En Muhammad Anuar from the Alumni Relation Unit and Dr Yap Foo Ngan and Dr Amarjeet Kaur from PMPS.
Fresh graduates are invited to contact us through whatsapp or email with their details before August 18.
Contact details:President PMPS Dr Yee Meng Kheong (017 578 4530) Program Co-ordinator Dr Amarjeet Kaur (012 522 6662) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PMPS would also like to appeal for more doctors to come forward to volunteer their services towards this programme as mentors. Please contact us directly for further details.