A platform; specially catered for dental students nationwide to be connected, brilliant minds to showcase their leadership skills and having a voice that represents the dental students’ society. This was the beginning of our association which was planted seven years ago by our visionary leaders. I’m honoured to be able to continue their legacy with the support and trust from my fellow comrades and members!
MDSA has been growing for the past years, with the motions shifting from becoming a sustainable association, to an association that is recognised BOTH nationally and internationally that focuses on the needs and wants of dental students, forging lifetime friendships and creating opportunities for students to express their thoughts and building their own connections. We sure did come a long way! A big appreciation shoutout to our dearest Patron, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, our honorary advisor, Dr. Muzaffar Hamirudin and our dearest advisors Dr. Ng Woan Tyng and Dr. Atika Ashar.
During my tenure, I would like to achieve a strong nationwide bond between the dental student societies in Malaysia, serving the society during volunteering projects, and at the same time providing a channel for the voices of our Malaysian dental students to be heard.
These are amongst some of the new upcoming programmes that we will be having.
1. Malaysian Dental Students Leadership Summit (MDSA Summit)
2. Dental Academical Welcoming Needs (DAWN)
3. Volunteering projects working with renowned NGO
4. MDSA X UK
5. Dental Olympics in National Dental Students’ Scientific Conference (NDSSC)
6. Docquity x MDSA (Platform for all dental students)
7. Award for Best Committee of the Quadrant
Whilst continuing some of the bequests of previous tenures including :
1. National Dental Intervarsity Games (NDIVG)
2. National Inter-collaborative Community Outreach Programme (NICOP) with MyPSA
3. WOHD National Involvement
4. SNAP 3.0 contest
5. Privileged members Recruitment Month
6. University Limelight Week
7. Interview with Experts
With that being listed down, I believe with the strong commitment and teamwork from my fellow committees, we can definitely expect a fun-tastic year ahead while achieving our goals at the same time. With that, I thank you for reading and let us all grow together. Thank you for showing your love to MDSA.
MDSA President 2018/19