Make all medical grads take exam, says don

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia should open its doors to all Malaysian medical graduates and ensure they take a qualifying examination, said Prof Datuk Dr Syed Ahmad Hussein. He said students should be allowed to study in any of the medical schools but they should take a common assessment examination after completing their studies. “I don’t think we…

The dilemma of training young doctors

Many young people want to become doctors, whether of their own volition or at the behest of their parents. High academic qualifications are the sole criteria for admission to local medical schools in Malaysia, though there are an increasing number of medical schools that require passing an aptitude assessment as well. Although the minimum academic…

Belum dapat sijil pengamal perubatan tidak boleh bekerja

PUTRAJAYA: Graduan perubatan dan pergigian yang belum mendapat sijil pengamal perubatan tetapi melakukan ‘locum’ atau bekerja di klinik selain hospital, berisiko tidak dipanggil menjalani latihan ‘housemanship’ di hospital awam. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam, berkata mereka tidak diiktiraf oleh Majlis Perubatan Malaysia (MMC) dan kerajaan boleh mengambil tindakan mahkamah kerana jenayah menyamar sebagai…

Helping medical undergrads navigate industry and career challenges

Amidst recent reports on questionable education standards and the oversupply of medical graduates, Malaysian Medics International (MMI), a non-profit organisation run by medical students, aims to promote knowledge-sharing and facilitate dialogue on key issues pertaining to Malaysian healthcare through the Malaysian Medical Students’ Summit (MMSS) 2016. Touted to be Malaysia’s largest annual international summit for…

Tak cukup tempat, kementerian cadang graduan perubatan kerja lain

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Mei — Kementerian Kesihatan mencadangkan agar graduan perubatan boleh berkhidmat di kementerian lain dalam menangani masalah kekurangan perjawatan bagi pegawai perubatan baharu di hospital kerajaan. Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan (Perubatan), Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran berkata cadangan itu sebagai alternatif ekoran ramai graduan perubatan terpaksa menunggu lama sebelum mereka dapat berkhidmat di hospital…

Hospital Penuh, Kerajaan Syor Bakal Doktor Cuba Kerjaya Lain

Kementerian Kesihatan mencadangkan agar graduan perubatan boleh berkhidmat di kementerian lain dalam menangani masalah kekurangan perjawatan bagi pegawai perubatan baharu di hospital kerajaan. Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan (Perubatan), Datuk Dr S. Jeyaindran berkata cadangan itu sebagai alternatif ekoran ramai graduan perubatan terpaksa menunggu lama sebelum mereka dapat berkhidmat di hospital kerajaan. “Pada waktu dulu, sistem…

MMA: Those keen on medicine must take aptitude test

PETALING JAYA: An aptitude test will be a better way to address the issue of young doctors quitting medical practice rather than helping them move to non-clinical practice after they have become house officers, said the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). Its president Dr Ashok Zachariah Phillip said it was good that the Health Ministry was…

[Video] Graduan perubatan dicadang kerja dalam bidang berlainan

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Kesihatan (KKM) mencadangkan graduan perubatan diberi peluang bekerja dalam bidang lain bagi memastikan kebolehan mereka dimanfaatkan. Timbalan Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan (Perubatan), Datuk Dr S Jeyaindran, berkata setiap tahun kira-kira 5,000 graduan perubatan menjalani latihan tetapi 20 peratus berhenti atas alasan tekanan kerja dan tidak berminat. “Bagi membantu masa depan pelajar berkenaan, KKM…

Restriction on new medical courses to ensure quality of junior doctors

PETALING JAYA: The freeze on new medical courses in all local institutions will be extended for another five years, announced the Higher Education Ministry. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Mary Yap said the moratorium would be extended from May 1 this year to April 30, 2021. “This is to ensure that there is a balance between…

Restriction on new medical courses to ensure quality of junior doctors

PETALING JAYA: The freeze on new medical courses in all local institutions will be extended for another five years, announced the Higher Education Ministry. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Mary Yap said the moratorium would be extended from May 1 this year to April 30, 2021. “This is to ensure that there is a balance between…

Malaysia: Government considers licensing exam for foreign medical graduates

In addition to being saddled with a backlog in housemanship placements for medical graduates, the Malaysian Health Ministry has to contend with deteriorating standards among graduates of foreign medical institutions. To arrest this problem, the ministry is eyeing stringent licensing examinations to set a standard for doctors who want to practise in the country, whether…