Study Medicine in Malaysia

All about Study Medicine in Malaysia

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Introduction

In the current world scenario, health has become extremely susceptible to harmful elements present in the environment and therefore, requires immediate medical attention and repeated screening of the human anatomy. As a matter of fact, this has led to the propagation of medical colleges across the world, particularly in Malaysia.

Their perceptive and superior teaching techniques, upgraded technology, modern infrastructure, and a pragmatic and holistic approach towards the overall education of students makes medical colleges in Malaysia brilliant than most contemporaries.

Moreover, it never comes as a surprise when medical aspirants from across the world seek admission for medicine, MBBS or MS in Malaysia. This article will act as a guide for international students, like you, to get admitted in a medical college hassle-free.

 

Why should you pursue medicine in Malaysia?

Malaysia’s education sector has grown enormously in the last few years and the island nation is fast becoming a centre of educational excellence in South East Asia. Malaysia is the world’s 11th most preferred international destinations to pursue higher education, including crucial professions like medicine and research. 

Students coming from different parts of the world prefer to purse medicine in Malaysia due to its safe and comfortable living environment, upgraded medical amenities, experienced and dedicated doctors as teachers, and world-class service facilities. Besides, the country offers aspiring foreign students a chance to become doctors at affordable costs. In addition, Malaysian medical colleges and universities give students a chance to intern as trainees with excellent hospitals towards the end of their medical course.

All MBBS degrees are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and are recognized by the Medical Council Malaysia, Ministry of Health, Malaysia and international medical associations like the WHO and Medical Council of India.

 

Malaysia fosters research in courses related to medical science

If you are planning to pursue medicine in Malaysia, be prepared to learn exciting stuff throughout your course and stay in the country. Malaysian medical colleges encourage students to undertake research and learn more in detail about an ailment or disease or even devise techniques to bring down current cost of medicines across the world.

Undertaking a research study during your academic years certainly adds more value to your profile and increases your chances of getting jobs as doctors or medical specialists in Malaysia and other countries.

 

Subjects covered in medicine in Malaysia

The subjects in medicine are broadly classified into two streams – medical sciences and surgical sciences:

Under medical sciences, you will be studying:

  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology,
  • Neurology
  • General medicine
  • Community medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Anesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gynecology

 

Under surgical sciences, you will be studying:

  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Oncosurgery 
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology surgery

 

Essential skills required to study medicine in Malaysia

  • A strong foundation in science subjects
  • Attentive listener
  • Ability to learn and retain large chunks of information
  • Researching skills
  • Strong communication and people skills

 

Colleges and Universities offering Pharmacy courses in Malaysia

Given below is the list of colleges/universities offering courses in medicine in Malaysia:

University

Courses

Duration

Eligibility & Intake

Tuition Fee (RM)

Intake

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences  (CUCMS)

MBBS

5 years

STPM:

- BBB, ABC or AAC in all science subjects – Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics

MATRICULATION:

- CGPA of 3.0 or

Certificate level or equivalent from a recognized university or board.

ENGLISH:

- IELTS minimum Band  of 6.0

RM 79,000 per year for Malaysian Students

RM 90,000 per year for International Students

August, September

January – May, 2020

MAHSA University

MBBS

5 years

STPM:

- BBB, ABC, ABB in all science subjects - Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics

MATRICULATION:

- CGPA of 3.0 or

Certificate level or equivalent from a recognized university or board.

ENGLISH:

- IELTS minimum Band  of 6

- TOEFL – score of 550

RM 3,69,900 for 5 years for Malaysian students

RM 4,33,500 for 5 years for international students (inclusive of student visa fees)

September

Asia Metropolitan University

MBBS

5 years

STPM:

- BBB, ABC, AAC in all science subjects - Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics

MATRICULATION:

- CGPA of 3.0, 4.0 or

Certificate level or equivalent from a recognized university or board.

ENGLISH:

- IELTS minimum Band  of 6

RM 2,61,500 for 5 years (after discount )

September

International Medical University (IMU)

MBBS

5 years

STPM:

- BBB or ABC in all science subjects - Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics

MATRICULATION:

- CGPA of 3.0 or

Certificate level or equivalent from a recognized university or board.

ENGLISH:

- IELTS minimum Band  of 6.5

- MUET score of 4

RM 4,90,000 for 5 years to Malaysian  students

RM 5,43,500 for  5 years to International Students

August

February 2020

UCSI University

MD (Doctor of Medicine)

5 years

STPM:

- BBB, ABC or AAC in all science subjects - Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics

MATRICULATION:

- CGPA of 3.5 or

Certificate level or equivalent from a recognized university or board.

ENGLISH:

- IELTS minimum Band  of 6.0

- TOEFL – score of 550

RM 2,59, 325 for 5 years to Malaysian Students

RM 3,22,575 for 5 years to International Students

September

 

Career options in Medicine in Malaysia

Students have a fair chance of practicing their medical profession in Malaysia once they complete their course. As per the Malaysian government, medical specialists and doctors are listed under the ‘Critical Occupations List’. Hence, there are plenty of opportunities students can explore once they graduate from a medical college.

Furthermore, most medical colleges in Malaysia are collaborated with other world-class international medical universities. This gives medical aspirants a chance to travel as exchange students or practice their profession in different countries.

Given below are a few demanding career options for qualified medical practitioners in Malaysia:

  • Resident doctors
  • General doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Specialists
  • Radiologists
  • Anesthesia specialist
  • Medical entrepreneurs
  • Medical scientists