SCOME X SCOPH – SCOOBY DOO 4.0
Written by mcdcimsa, on January 19th, 2019
In Indonesia, there are millions of young children with dreams and aspirations of what they
want to be when they grow up. Being a doctor is commonly agreed to be one of the most
attractive professions for both the kids and their parents. However, approaching the end of
secondary education, these teenagers are faced with a more serious and realistic situation
where they must soon stop and decide which path they are willing to commit to for their
higher education in university. According to the Dirjen Dikti Kemendikbud which holds the
largest annual selection test for college admission in Indonesia, SNMPTN and SBMPTN,
around 87% of university students are not content with their choice of study. This is seen in a
large amount of students retaking the test the coming year after they have already gone
through education in university for about a year or two. Students which do not retake the
exam either go through with the study or choose to drop out at some point in their education.
This is a very concerning phenomenon especially for young adults majoring in a demanding
major such as medicine, where there is no room for doubt or half-heartedness because it will
ultimately come down to a patient’s health.
CIMSA UPH’s Standing Committee on Medical Education and Standing Committee on Pub-
lic Health collaborated to create “School of Brilliant Young Doctors” or known simply as
SCOOBY DOO, a project catered for highschool students to give them a chance to experi-
ence a day in the life of a real medical student. The aim of this project is to introduce the dai-
ly learning methods and environment of a medical major, in the hopes of helping the future
university students in choosing their path for higher education. This event is an annual one,
meaning it is held every year by SCOME and SCOPH, this being their 4th consecutive year.
Each year the event revolves around a particular illness as a case topic to discuss in PBL
classes as well as laboratory visits. This year the topic was about the relevant but not-so-
well-known disease, Pneumonia.
The first activity was a an overview lecture given by lung specialist dr Titis, Sp.P on the
anatomy and physiology of the lungs in regards to pneumonia. After that the participants
were assigned to 12 small groups, each consisting of around 8 to 10 kids, and had pbl
classes which were led by the seniors in FK UPH. During the pbl class they were given
learning objectives for the next day as how real pbl sessions are conducted. They also had a
clinical skill lecture given by cardiologist dr Sunanto, Sp.JP(K) and lab session where they
learned about basic life support and how to perform passerby CPR and Heimlich maneuver.
Histology and anatomy laboratory session were also given where the participants had a
chance to get a first-hand view of the uncovered human body. On the second day, the partic-
ipants continued their pbl class on pneumonia and then attended the plenary about their
case which was given by internist dr Bima, Sp.PD. After lunch, we conducted a hospital visit
to Rumah Sakit Umum Siloam Karawaci and then ended the day with games slash campus
tour to give the kids a better view on where they would be studying and working at in the fu-
ture should they choose this path.
The OC gained much experience throughout organizing this event and the participants
showed high enthusiasm, as seen in their active involvement in the sessions. At the end of
the project, they agreed that they have gained much knowledge in regards to medical school
which will help them make their decision for higher education. All in all, this activity was
meant to empower future medical students as according to the CIMSA Program: Human Re-
sources for Health, all the while raising awareness about pneumonia, as according to the
CIMSA Program: Non-communicable Diseases.