IMSPQ (International Medical Student Physiology Quiz) is held annually in the middle of August. In 2018, the 16th IMSPQ 2018 took place on August 15th and 16th at Malaya University, Malaysia with 104 medical school teams from 24 countries around the world.
Thanks to the interest and facilitation of the Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Faculty of Medicine, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. In March 2018, the Department of Physiology has organized a school-level entrance exam to choose undergraduate students who have strong knowledge in Physiology and good foreign language skills to participate in IMSPQ 2018.
Joining in the 16th IMSPQ, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy had 5 representatives including Nguyen Quoc Thanh (YA 41), Nguyen Hoang Phuc (YD 42), Nguyen Dinh Nguyen Chuong (YA 42), Nguyen Quang Phu (YD 42), Pham Dac Phu (YE 42). And the result, CTUMP team passed the Writing round with 20 topics corresponding to 100 questions, enrolled in the top 48 teams. Although this is not a high achievement, it isworth the recognition and pride of the students for their tireless and relentless efforts in the international environment.
Within the IMSPQ program, in addition to the competition, students also had time to meet and interact with others from many different universities around the world through great activities such as staying together in dormitories, organizing music show for cultural exchanges between countries, Gala Dinner with volunteers of the host country, visiting university campus…
In conclusion, the 16th IMSPQ has allowed our students the opportunity to cultivate and expand their knowledge of physiology, foreign language, communication skills, and cultural values. Moreover, this was a good condition for our students to affirm their confidence, dynamism, good integration ability, connect with others and expand their international horizon.