Compare Top Medicine Degree Courses in Malaysia

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FAQs about Studying a Medicine Degree in Malaysia

Medicine involves diagnosing, treating and preventing sicknesses or diseases.

The medical field as a whole is very broad and contains multiple disciplines working together to prevent and cure diseases in the complex human body. In fact, there is almost a type of specialist doctor for every single major organ of your body.

A Degree in Medicine will teach you extensive scientific knowledge and the necessary skills needed to contribute to the medical field and the society as a whole. You will also be given sufficient practical exposure and training to prepare you for your chosen specialisation later on.

To pursue a Degree in Medicine, the typical entry requirements are:

  • A-Level: Minimum BBB, ABC or AAC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Maths; or
  • STPM: Minimum BBB, ABC or AAC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Maths; or
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 80 or average of 80% in Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Maths; or
  • Foundation in ScienceMinimum CGPA of 3.0 including Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics

You will usually also need to have at least 5Bs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths / Add Maths and one additional subject at SPM, O-Level or equivalent.

That said, the entry requirements may vary depending on the university, so be sure to do your research!

To pursue a Degree in Medicine, you need to have an SPM qualification or equivalent and a Pre-U qualification. You must also meet the minimum entry requirements of the university.

A Degree in Medicine is usually 5 years long.

Upon completing a Degree in Medicine, you will usually go through a two-year compulsory service with the government.

After that, most medical officers will work for a few years before choosing an area of specialisation, such as orthopaedics, gynaecology and paediatrics. To be a registered specialist, you will need to take study another 4-5 years of postgraduate study, as well as another 2-4 years of supervised training.

The standard path upon completion of your Degree in Medicine is to be a medical doctor.

Various employment opportunities await Medicine graduates, such as:

  • Government Hospitals
  • Private / Public Clinics
  • Community Health Centres
  • Medical Colleges and Universities
  • Medical Journals

Different students may have different preferences when it comes to choosing the right university. Here are some questions to consider when making a decision.

  • Is the institution’s Medicine Degree accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)?
  • Is the institution’s Degree in Medicine recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)?
  • Do you understand the fees of the course, and are the costs affordable to you?
  • Are you comfortable with the location of the university?
  • Have you visited the campus, and do you like the campus environment and facilities?
  • What support services does the institution have to help you in and beyond university?

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