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The right choice for aspiring doctors

11 Feb 2020 / 10:56 H.

MANAGEMENT & Science University (MSU) is one of Malaysia’s top universities which focuses strongly in the critical areas of studies that encompass Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Information Sciences & Engineering, Business Management & Professional Studies, Education & Social Sciences, Hospitality & Culinary Arts and Music & Fashion.

MSU’s involvement in the area of medical sciences is
an initiative towards complementing the nation’s need for qualified medical personnel in Malaysia and the region. MSU offers the undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBBS) and Medical Sciences, as well as opportunities for foundation studies through its International Medical School (IMS).

Other than at its main Shah Alam campus, the MSU IMS also has a campus in Bangalore, India, which was Malaysia’s first medical school to receive a five-year accreditation from the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).

Designed and approved by MMC guidelines, the MSU MBBS programme is delivered in three phases; namely Phase 1 in Year 1, Phase 2 in Year 2, and Phase 3 throughout Years 3, 4, and 5.

Phases 1 and 2 comprise the system-based modules whereas Phase 3 delivers discipline-based postings; in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatric, Psychiatry, Primary Care, Orthopaedic, and Emergency Medicine.

MSU MBBS students spend their first and second years understanding the basic medical sciences. They
begin developing basic clinical skills and knowledge in their third year, and spend
their fourth year on introductions to medical specialties. Clinical skills in their final year consolidate the degree-level medical education.

A key feature of the MSU MBBS programme is its emphasis on clinical communication skills. Clinical contact is established early
on, through community engagement visits to medical practices, community care facilities, and hospitals. This is in line with the MSU focus on developing well-rounded graduates; in this case, qualified medical doctors who excel academically and have the right personality, contributing to the university’s and national objectives for excellent healthcare service in Malaysia and the region.

Upon graduating with a MBBS, the new doctors must register with the Public Services Department and complete a two-year housemanship at selected public hospitals under the supervision of the Health Ministry. MSU Medical Centre is Malaysia’s first private university with its own teaching hospital and in-house clinical placement for its MBBS graduates.

Advantages of the MSU MBBS programme:

> The curriculum uses new approaches (where there is a combination of PBL, TBL, small group teaching, research, patient safety and IPE) and using the World Federation of Medical Education Framework.

> Recognition from Malaysia’s Medical Council (MMC), Medical Council of India (MCI), Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), Maldives Medical and Dental Council (MMDC), ECFMG and WHO.

> International placement for the students when they apply for PLAB, USMLE and other medical council exams under ECFMG.

> Recognition, as the training hospitals – currently at country, or state reference centres such as Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR) and Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB), allow for the students to assist and perform procedures.

> Modern Skill Lab with current technology at par with professional examination centre eg. MRCP, MRCS, MRCPCH and MRCOG (Professional Exam to become a Specialist).

> Training centre for Medical Professional Examination i.e MRCP, is conjoint with the Royal College of Physician London.

> The programme prepares training for candidates who intend to sit for USMLE, PLAB, NZREX, AMC CAT MCQ EXAM practice abroad. The programme has the IGOT (Graduate on Time) passing rate of 98%.

Upcoming intakes for the MBBS programme is in October and qualified students are required to sit for the Medical Entrance Test (MET) to determine their aptitude for the MBBS programme.

Want to be a doctor and qualify to sit for the
Medical Entry Test (MET)
at MSU? For more
information on scholarships and fee waiver, call
03-5521-6868, email enquiry@msu.edu.my, or visit www.msu.edu.my.

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