Final year BDS students from Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences participated in a two week student exchange program with the Faculty of Dentistry, University Tecknology (MARA), Malaysia under the aegis of the MOU between the two institutes.
During the course of this program the students had an opportunity to observe and participate in the practices of dental education as followed in South East Asia.
The students attended seminars by senior faculty and participated in postgraduate case presentations. Their schedule included visits in the Mobile Dental Clinic to Shah Alam to observe the comprehensive care procedures.
The reflective session with Dean (Dr. Prof. Mohd. Ibrahim), Deputy Dean (Dr. Prof. Maryathi Dasore) and various heads of departments of Faculty of Dentistry UiTM (MARA) also helped the students better understand the Malaysian health care training system.
Apart from the academic activities the students were exposed to the warm Malaysian Hospitality and were invited guests for the freshman Orientation Day.
They also visited major tourist attractions like Petronas Twin Tower, Putrajaya, Batu Cause, Malaka, I-City, and Aquaria.
We at Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences believe that Pan Global interactions of this kind are important for the knowledge development of each student.