List of medical schools in Malaysia

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Medical Schools in Malaysia generally offer a five-year undergraduate program for future doctors. It is compulsory for students who has graduated from medical school to work in the Government Hospital under housemanship program for a duration of three years. Under section 40 of the Malaysian Medical Act 1971, every practitioner has to serve a minimum period of continuous total period of not less than three years within the public services upon being given full registration as a doctor. As defined under Article 132 of the Federal Constitution, this service may be completed in a government healthcare facility the Ministry of Health or other government agencies as determined by the Director General of Health.[1]


Entry to the medical schools is very competitive. Courses last five or six years. The medical program is usually divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 consists of the first two years of the programme involving integrated teaching and learning of the relevant basic medical sciences. Phase II (Year 3) and Phase III (Year 4 and Year 5) involves clinical skills development and subsequently consolidation of clinical clerkship in the various clinical disciplines. Two years of pre-clinical training in an academic environment and three years clinical training at a teaching hospital. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are closely integrated. Entry requirements are basically based on Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), GCE A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Unified Examination Certificate.

Current medical schools[edit]

State School City Est Degree Type Notes
Kuala Lumpur University Malaya Medical Centre[2] Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur 1962 MBBS Public First Medical School in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre[3] Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 1972 MD Public
Kelantan Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Medical Science[4] Kubang Kerian, Kelantan 1979 MD Public
Sarawak Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences[5] Kuching, Sarawak 1995 MD Public
Selangor Universiti Putra Malaysia Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences[6] Serdang, Selangor 1996 MD Public
Kuala Lumpur International Medical University[7] Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 1999 MBBS Private
Perak Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College Medicine of Perak[8] Ipoh, Perak 1999 MBBS Private
Pahang International Islamic University Malaysia Kulliyyah of Medicine[9] Kuantan, Pahang 1999 MBBS Public
Pulau Pinang Penang Medical College[10] George Town, Pulau Penang 2001 MB BCh BAO Private
Melaka Melaka Manipal Medical College Faculty of Medicine[11] Bukit Baru, Melaka 2001 MBBS Private
Selangor Universiti Teknologi MARA Faculty of Medicine[12] Sungai Buloh, Selangor 2003 MBBS with Advanced Medical Science[13] Public
Sabah Universiti Malaysia Sabah School of Medicine[14] Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 2003 MD Public
Pulau Pinang Allianze University College of Medical Sciences[15] Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang 2004 MD Private
Selangor Cyberjaya University College of Medical Science Faculty of Medicine[16] Cyberjaya, Selangor 2005 MBBS Private
Terengganu UCSI University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences[17] Marang, Terengganu 2005 MD Private
Johor Monash University School of Medicine and Health Sciences[18] Johor Bahru, Johor 2005 MBBS Private
Kuala Lumpur Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences[19] Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur 2006 MBBS Public
Selangor Management & Science University International Medical School[20] Shah Alam, Selangor 2006 MBBS Private
Kedah AIMST University Faculty of Medicine[21] Bedong, Kedah 2007 MBBS Private
Terengganu University of Sultan Zainal Abidin Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences[22] Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu 2009 MBBS Public
Kuala Lumpur National Defence University of Malaysia Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health[23] Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur 2009 MD Public
Kuala Lumpur MAHSA University College Faculty of Medicine[24] Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 2009 MBBS Private
Johor Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia[25] Iskandar, Johor 2009 MBBS Private
Selangor Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine[26] Serdang, Selangor 2011 MD Private
Selangor Perdana University Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland[27] Serdang, Selangor 2011 MB BCh BAO Private
Selangor SEGi University Faculty of Medicine[28] Kota Damansara, Selangor Unknown MBBS Private
Selangor Taylor's University School of Medicine[29] Subang Jaya, Selangor Unknown MBBS Private
Selangor Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS)[30] Sungai Long, Selangor 2009 MBBS Private
Pahang University College Shahputra Faculty of Medicine[31] Kuantan, Pahang Unknown MBBS Private
Perak Quest International University Perak Faculty of Medicine[32] Ipoh, Perak 2012 MBBS Private
Kuala Lumpur Asia Metropolitan University School of Medical and Health Sciences[33] Cheras, Kuala Lumpur Unknown MBBS Private
Selangor Lincoln University College School of Medicine[34] Petaling Jaya, Selangor Unknown MD Private


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