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New answer posted
5 years ago
Member since May' 2018
Answered 5 years ago
Hi Zulaikha. Upon graduating, you will definitely get a job as a houseman, where you will spend 2 years in various rotations in the hospital you apply to. However, the wait can sometimes be long. This can be anywhere between 4 months to slightly over a year. This depends on various factors such as how picky you are when choosing a hospital to rotate in (hospitals on the outskirts are normally easier to get into) as well as which university you attended.
Most students get part-time jobs will awaiting their posting. You should try to get something in the medical field (such as a medical assistant), as many students who end up waiting for a long time will be a bit rusty when they start their housemanship. Having said that, getting a part time job in any field is also fine, so long as you constantly refresh your memory by going through your med books.
The wait may be long, but for those who are passionate, it will most definitely be worthwhile.
Member since Aug' 2018
Thank you for your questions. There are, in fact, many pathways to get into medical courses like MBBS, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Some pathways, like first doing Foundation in Science or Matriculation, before enrolling into the medical degree requires that the student achieves both a CGPA of at least 3.00 in pre-university AND 5Bs in SPM level, including the three science subjects and Math. However, a student can qualify for MBBS/Dentistry courses without using their O levels/SPM as a qualification by either taking STPM or A levels science stream. They would need to achieve at least BBB / ABC / AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics / Math) to be eligible though.
If you're interested, MAHSA University and AIMST both offer great medical degrees. INTEC on the other hand offers both A levels and A levels German. If you are interested to enroll your son into either of theses courses, you can fill in the bar on the right and our counselors will get in touch with you.
Hope this helps!
Course fees for an MBBS programme may differ depending on the university, but generally for a local student they may range between RM349,000 to RM380,000 for the entire 5 year programme. This is without accommodation fees, as some universities provide accommodation, while others don't.
It is important to research the university you are interested in applying to as preclinical training is different for a lot of the institutions. Some have two and a half year twinning programme overseas and some do their entire clinical training in Malaysia.
If you're interested, MAHSA and AIMST both offer MBBS. Just fill in the bar on the right if you're interested and one of our counselors will get in touch with you.
In order to serve as a doctor in Malaysia's public service industry, you would need an SPM-level BM qualification no matter what MMC-recognized MBBS degree you have. However, you can still apply for a housemanship if you don't have it. Since medical graduates without an SPM-level BM qualification are eligible for housemanships, we would suggest for you to apply for housemanship first and take the SPM-level BM certificate while waiting for a placement, or even while serving the two-year housemanship contract. Hopefully by then you would have obtained the certificate and be eligible to serve as a doctor in in the public service industry.
Wishing you all the best!
New question posted
6 years ago