Medical education and practice in Malaysia, Quo Vadis? / Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani

Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2016) Medical education and practice in Malaysia, Quo Vadis? / Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0127-984X


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As of June 2016 there are 28 medical schools [1] in both private and public sectors in Malaysia offering more than twice as many programs [2] with yearly graduates of about 4500 including those that graduated from overseas. This magnitude is beyond the usual capacity of Ministry of Health (MOH) that is entrusted to accord preregistration training posts to the graduates as the whole process of allocation to available places in public hospitals nationwide is painfully slow. It is already a tragedy having to wait 6 months on average for a placement but words that a delay for up to a year can occur is totally unacceptable when the actual training places available at grade DU41 preregistration house officers is said to be more than the graduate number [3]. Delay can be detrimental to the training itself because waiting is a waste of talent and potential, a disincentive to a young aspirant, tacitly is a testimony of system failure and deprives the public of highly trained graduates to serve in our healthcare system that ironically suffers from chronic and ever growing wait but yet we have excess medical graduates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical Education, medical schools, practice examination, training, JCHS, UiTM
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Medical education. Medical schools. Research > Malaysia
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Admin Pendigitan PTAR
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 16:03
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 16:03

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