Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Nadira has been offered to do Foundation Study at AIMST University in Kedah. What the h*** is this place? Does anyone know or have any inkling at all about this university?

From what I read in their website, it's a 1-year foundation course after which, the student will continue doing a 5-year Medical degree at the university. How credible is this university in churning doctors?

I have no clue...

Err... it looks like my daughter does not get the JPA scholarship to study abroad. They are only sponsoring her to do local.

I'm a little disappointed. We are looking at other options.


Anonymous said...

Aisay, Mrs Nordin...Samy punya uniwersity dei!!

MrsNordin said...


Yes aaa?? Why send there lah??

bella said...

Yups it's Samy's U...don't accept la...go to Ireland or Russia..those are the best for studies in Medical...go go...i know you can find other alternative!

MrsNordin said...


We are looking! We are looking!

Kitchen Guardian said...


Hv you considered other options? Maybe blessing in disguise??

Kama said...

Aisey MrN, my advice is look at other options. Pi cari yg dah established. ni dicey sikit sebab baru. bella has it spot on abouyt ireland and russia, even egypt kalau nak buat medic. and i hv met many medic grads from indonesia too.. bagus semuanya.

MrsNordin said...


What do you mean by "blessing in disguise"?

MrsNordin said...


Yes, we shall look at these angles. We never thought about other options before coz we were quite certain she could get a good placing by JPA. Now, dah pening kepala!

Playing with Mimi.. said...

Try apply or appeal for scholarship or loan, not necessarily from JPA. Try Mara, BNM or other big coys. InsyaAllah ada rezeki tu.

This AIMST uni, i tak pernah dengar lah pulak..

Anonymous said...

Dear Girl,

What a let down!

For her standing, either do the A- Levels at the Yayasan UEM in Bukit Beruntong near Rawang or the IB; MARA has one centre in Banting. And these two foundation schools have churned out top notched grades with entry into the far more competitive medical schools.

I am sure she will perform in
either of these choices. From here it will be a stone's throw to the medical schools either in the UK (which includes Oxbridge and UCL) or Ireland and Canada.

We need to build up the quality factor in our community.Quantity tu dah ada dah.

And to Nadira, YES YOU CAN and NO YOU DON'T.


Lyana Mauseth said...

haha AIMST ni dekat je dgn rumah i...5 min je...tp i don't know lah apa benda sebenarnya this uni

Madam Tai Tai No More said...

I'm disappointed to hear the news! Her result was great. Macamana tak dapat scholarship to study abroad?

Let's hope there are some options coming her way.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Spices of Life said...

i knew a famous dr in kl who is making mega bucks and because of his connctions he got his daughter a schlarship to study medicine in UK. and he also bought his daughter a nice townhse to live so he and his wife could visit her whenever they have the time,.im so sorry for your daughter,, dont give up hope, try and work again for a grant or schlarship for her.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nadira,

I sat for my Form 5 in 1977. I had one A1 and C's for the other seven subjects. Following this, I took 4 subjects for my A-Levels and obtained 2As,1B and 1C.

I was admitted to do medicine in the UK and graduated amongst the top 20 percent. I was never a bookworm. I had fun just as much as I studied.

With your kind of grades, you deserve better.

Go and get it.

This is the beginning of your journey.

But enjoy yourself too okay. And don't forget that you have a supportive and a loving family. This counts for your well-being.

West End

Kak Teh said...

Nadira, dont be disheartened. Explore other options. These are just trials and tribulations that one must endure. Am sure you are resilient and will do well whereever you are. Take care.

Desert Rose said...

Mrs N,

Betul la tu MIC punye Uni, yg they all nak tiru TAR College MCA. U know what, location wise betul2 beside dusun durian my dad. But masa land acquisition dulu luckily tak termasuk skali ngan tanah dia, kalau tak berjuta-juta dollar mak demand he he he....

On 2nd thought, mesti la set2 tu will make sure that set2 they all dapat the best in everything kan??? So Nadira will get d blessing in disguise la. Good infra etc???
Neway, congrats to soon to be Dr Nadira

Anonymous said...

Another cheaper option is to do medicine in Alexandria, Egypt. Many Malaysian study medicine over there. I know the place is very nice.


MrsNordin said...


It's not that easy to just go to Ireland. Kalau tak ada RM1 million in the bank, you can't afford to finance the course.

Russia ~ I think better here.

MrsNordin said...


Quite hard lah now, bukan macam dulu senang2 boleh appeal. We've tried all those, but only got JPA. Only Mara & JPA sponsor students to do Medic. Others tak.

MrsNordin said...


Two of her friends got to do A-Levels in Banting and KYUEM. But one, her mother not working and the other, mother not working, father dah retire. That's why they got it, I think.

All her non-Malay friends who scored straight A's semua tak dapat scholarships. It's very tough out there.

MrsNordin said...


Kalau I jadi pegi Kedah this weekend, I'll give you a buzz, ok?

MrsNordin said...


We're trying to appeal for Sunway/Monash. Still local. Overseas memang susah nak dapat. Kalau ada pun, India/Indon. Tak payah lah..

MrsNordin said...


Some people are lucky and can pull strings like that. But we feel quite awkward to do that.

We're trying to get a better place for her.

MrsNordin said...

Dear West End,

Zaman dulu, memang senang nak dapat scholarships. There were not many students who wanted to do Medicine because it's a tough course.

But these days, students are all very clever. 75% of JPA applicants wanted to do Medicine. How to accommodate all of them? And it's very costly too. Medicine in Ireland would cost some RM1.5m in total. And this year, they are only sending 3 or 4 students to Dublin. That's all.

Without govt funding, we can't afford to help her realise her dream to become a doctor.

Thanks for sharing.

MrsNordin said...

Kak Teh,

Thanks. She's quite resilient and positive about it.

Desert Rose,

Yes, I'd like to think that way about the place too. Eh, your dad's dusun durian is still there ke? If I pegi sana, boleh singgah!! Hee.. hee...

Kalau your dad punya land kena beli dulu, he would be a real "Jutawan Durian Runtuh"!!

MrsNordin said...


I've been to Alexandria and I know it's a nice place. But Egypt is not an option for now.

Thanks anyway.

DeeDee said...

I am with UCSI (dulu sedaya). The medical school is quite established. But year 3, everybody need to move to our campus in Trengganu coz students will be attached to hospital besar KT.
We also have pharmacy,twinning program with USM.
The first batch graduation was 2 yrs ago

lilinbiru said...

aimst uni ni dekat2 area merbuk kedah. in between sungai petani and gurun lalu jalan kampung. i've seen the place (lalu dari luar je pun..hehehhe)