List of medical schools in Malaysia
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.
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