UNIVERSITY College Sedaya International (UCSI) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Health Ministry to allow its medical students to undergo clinical studies at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu.
The agreement was signed between UCSI president and vice-chancellor Peter Ng and Health Ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Mohd Nasir Mohd Ashraf.
UCSI University Council chairman Datuk Mohd Karim Abdullah Omar said while the number of graduates entering the medical profession had increased, it was timely that institutions placed emphasis on the quality of doctors joining the workforce.
With the current output of about 1,200 graduates a year, it has been anticipated that by 2017, Malaysia will be overproducing doctors.
Bearing this in mind, it is more pertinent than ever for medical schools to ensure that the quality of training should be constantly improved upon.
Also present at the signing ceremony was Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad.
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