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Medical Studies Abroad – MBBS in Malaysia

The MBBS program offered in Malaysia is aimed at producing medical professionals who are competent and qualified and are equipped with the latest developments in the medical industry. The medical colleges in Malaysia follow a rigorous process for selection with some new colleges offering foundation courses in medicine before admission of the students into full-time medical courses. The selection process into various colleges offering MBBS requires an excellent percentage of marks 80% and above in the senior secondary examination with an average of 70% in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. Candidates also need to qualify in the International Student Admission Tests (ISAT) and perform well in the several interviews that are conducted subsequently. Proficiency in the English language is also a must.

Duration of the MBBS course in Malaysia ranges from five to six years, comprising of two phases-Pre Clinical (Phase I) and Clinal training (Phase II). The first and second year of the course is Phase I where students are provided with knowledge of medical sciences and exposure to clinical medicine. Phase II comprises of clinical rotations in various disciplines at hospitals designated by the Ministry of Health (MOH). There is also a mandatory housemanship training of three years following the clinical clerkship phase.

There are two intake periods in March and August into the MBBS programs offered at different colleges in Malaysia. The deadline for applications is around February and July for the different intake periods every year.

List of required documents for studying medicine abroad in Malaysia.

  • Certified copies of Class 10 an12 mark sheets and certificates.
  • Scorecard of ISAT
  • Duly filled the application form
  • IELTS/TOEFL score card to access English proficiency.
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