THE Health Ministry estimates that Malaysia needs 28,000 more medical professionals by 2030. If there is a shortage of medical professionals, access to healthcare will be limited.
So, if you’re keen on pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) to help fill the gap, you’re in luck.
However, one should not take the profession lightly, as behind any successful surgery or medical breakthrough are medical professionals that contribute their expertise to save lives.
In high-stress situations, even the best of professionals can struggle if there is no effective leadership to guide them through a crisis.
The need for more astute leadership in healthcare is the reason why Management and Science University (MSU) is offering the exclusive MBBS programme.
Among the many medical schools in Malaysia, MSU stands out for its ability to produce well-rounded and qualified medical doctors that can significantly impact the healthcare sector.
Through attentive lectures and instructions at MSU, its medical students develop essential soft skills to succeed in the profession which include critical-decision making, surgical teamwork, crisis management, effective communication and a deep understanding of medical knowledge.
MBBS at MSU
Studying for your MBBS can be exciting – but at the same time – it requires complete dedication and focus for a prolonged period as it is a five-year course.
It is offered at MSU’s main campus in Shah Alam and offshore campus in Bangalore, India.
MSU’s medical school is also the first medical school in Malaysia to receive a five-year accreditation from the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
MSU’s MBBS programme is also recognised by the Indian National Medical Commission, Sri Lankan Medical Council, and the Maldives’ Medical and Dental Council.
In addition, the MBBS curriculum at the institution complies with MMC guidelines and also presents a continually expanding level of medical experience.
To ensure students get the maximum out of their learning experiences, MSU has designed its five-year medical course into two study phases, through its International Medical School (IMS).
Phase 1, also known as the pre-clinical phase (Year 1 and 2), is when students will be exposed to basic medical sciences through system-based modules.
Phase 2, known as the clinical phase (Year 3, 4 and 5), is conducted through discipline-based posting which includes medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric, psychiatry, primary care, orthopaedics, emergency medicine and short postings.
Students spend their first and second years learning the fundamentals of medical sciences.
In their third year, they acquire fundamental clinical knowledge and abilities, while in their fourth year, they spend time learning about the various medical specialties.
Students can also learn clinical skills to solidify their degree-level medical education in their final year.
Upon completion of the MBBS degree programme, new doctors must register with the Public Service Department (JPA) and undergo a two-year housemanship at selected public hospitals, under the supervision of the Health Ministry.
MSU medical students have the privilege of completing their clinical training at two major referral hospitals in Malaysia, which are Sungai Buloh Hospital and Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang.
When training future doctors, having state-of-the-art facilities for practical training significantly affects a student’s overall educational experience.
As such, MSU built its own medical centre and became Malaysia’s first private university to have its own private specialist hospital, with up-to-date healthcare services and plenty of job opportunities for its medical and health science graduates.
Honouring its tagline “Caring, Healing, Educating” via accessible and integrated medical services, the MSU Medical Centre is equipped with 250 beds across 14 levels, with six operation theatres, six labour rooms, five intensive care units, four dental clinics, as well as specialist and day care facilities.
Become a well-rounded doctor
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for doctors has grown over the past couple of years.
So, if you’re interested in studying medicine, you won’t have to look far as MSU has got all that you need to nurture yourself into a holistic medical doctor.
Intakes for the MBBS programme are in April and October. Qualified students are required to sit for the Medical Entry Test (MET) at the MSU campus in Shah Alam to determine their aptitude for the programme.
Alternatively, MSU’s Foundation in Science Biology or Health Science offers a fast-track pre-university programme that prepares you for entry into the MBBS programme.
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