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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 2 years ago

Hi Izyan,

Unfortunately, this is not possible. It is compulsory to complete an MBBS (degree in Medicine) for 5 years and 2 years of housemanship before anyone can become a licensed Medical Officer. The only way to be a doctor now is to do an MBBS. There is no age limit to this so you are still eligible to apply for it as long as you meet the entry requirements.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to ask if you have further queries :)

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2 years ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 2 years ago

Hi Fayyadh,

MBBS Degree will require a minimum requirement of 5B in your SPM inclusive of the science subjects: Chemistry and Biology. The Malaysian Medical Council has made this requirement mandatory so that a MBBS graduate can practice medicine in Malaysia. 

However, there are some universities who accept students to study MBBS although their SPM Results are not up to par, the graduates from these universities eventually get stuck after degree as they are not allowed to practice Medicine. 

If your SPM Results does not meet the minimum requirement: 5B inclusive of English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, we will suggest you to resit for the papers that you did not meet the entry requirement for as this will be the only way if you wish to proceed for MBBS. Taking STPM will not be a great help since you have completed Matriculation as the Medical Council's main requirement is SPM:5B and an MBBS Oriented Pre University Course (Foundation in Science, Matriculation, STPM) 

However, if your concern is on the competitiveness in getting a placement in UPU for MBBS, UPU will prioritize students with results above average. If UPU Results are not favourable to you, you can always rely on private institutions such as AIMST with one of the cheapest fees. 


Hope this clarifies your query :) 

New answer posted

2 years ago

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Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 2 years ago

Hi Toh,

That would not be the best option for you. If you have set your sights on practicing Medicine in Malaysia, it's best to do your entire study programme and housemanship in Malaysia itself because of the recognition. Malaysia only recognise some Medical degrees from overseas institutions. All Medical graduates are required to be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council to practice Medicine in Malaysia. According to MMC, medical graduates who hold a basic medical degree from institutions not listed in the Second Schedule, Medical Act 1971, he or she will be required to sit and pass the Examination for Provisional Registration (EPR) that consists of theory and clinical components. This exam is held twice a year.

So technically, you can study overseas and practice here, but you'll need to take the exam first to ensure that you meet the requirements of a doctor and know how its done in Malaysia. You can check out if your university is listed here: http://www.mmc.gov.my/index.php/list-of-medical-institution

Furthermore, all Medical Officers in Malaysia MUST undergo housemanship before they can become a doctor.

Hope this helps.

New answer posted

2 years ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 2 years ago

Hi Izyan,

Unfortunately, this is not possible. It is compulsory to complete an MBBS (degree in Medicine) for 5 years and 2 years of housemanship before anyone can become a licensed Medical Officer. The only way to be a doctor now is to do an MBBS. There is no age limit to this so you are still eligible to apply for it as long as you meet the entry requirements.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to ask if you have further queries :)

New answer posted

2 years ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Jul' 2018

Answered 2 years ago

Hi Fayyadh,

MBBS Degree will require a minimum requirement of 5B in your SPM inclusive of the science subjects: Chemistry and Biology. The Malaysian Medical Council has made this requirement mandatory so that a MBBS graduate can practice medicine in Malaysia. 

However, there are some universities who accept students to study MBBS although their SPM Results are not up to par, the graduates from these universities eventually get stuck after degree as they are not allowed to practice Medicine. 

If your SPM Results does not meet the minimum requirement: 5B inclusive of English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, we will suggest you to resit for the papers that you did not meet the entry requirement for as this will be the only way if you wish to proceed for MBBS. Taking STPM will not be a great help since you have completed Matriculation as the Medical Council's main requirement is SPM:5B and an MBBS Oriented Pre University Course (Foundation in Science, Matriculation, STPM) 

However, if your concern is on the competitiveness in getting a placement in UPU for MBBS, UPU will prioritize students with results above average. If UPU Results are not favourable to you, you can always rely on private institutions such as AIMST with one of the cheapest fees. 


Hope this clarifies your query :) 

New answer posted

2 years ago

A

Afterschool Counsellors

Member since Mar' 2018

Answered 2 years ago

Hi Toh,

That would not be the best option for you. If you have set your sights on practicing Medicine in Malaysia, it's best to do your entire study programme and housemanship in Malaysia itself because of the recognition. Malaysia only recognise some Medical degrees from overseas institutions. All Medical graduates are required to be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council to practice Medicine in Malaysia. According to MMC, medical graduates who hold a basic medical degree from institutions not listed in the Second Schedule, Medical Act 1971, he or she will be required to sit and pass the Examination for Provisional Registration (EPR) that consists of theory and clinical components. This exam is held twice a year.

So technically, you can study overseas and practice here, but you'll need to take the exam first to ensure that you meet the requirements of a doctor and know how its done in Malaysia. You can check out if your university is listed here: http://www.mmc.gov.my/index.php/list-of-medical-institution

Furthermore, all Medical Officers in Malaysia MUST undergo housemanship before they can become a doctor.

Hope this helps.

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