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…

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…

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…