Stellar rep­u­ta­tion in medicine


AS ONE of the top med­i­cal schools in Malaysia, Melaka-Ma­ni­pal Med­i­cal Col­lege (Ma­ni­pal Univer­sity) – MMMC – is re­garded in the coun­try as a provider of high-qual­ity med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als to the Malaysian health sys­tem.

In fact, MMMC’s rep­u­ta­tion has spread far and wide with many of its alumni spread across the globe, in­clud­ing the United States, Canada, Bri­tain, Aus­tralia, New Zealand and Sin­ga­pore.

MMMC’s rep­u­ta­tion stems from its drive to­wards ex­cel­lence in the ser­vices it pro­vides to stu­dents. Its en­vi­able record of awards and ac­co­lades are a show­case of its ac­com­plish­ments.

MMMC of­fers two un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes and a pre-univer­sity course. The MBBS (Bach­e­lor of Medicine, Bach­e­lor of Surgery), its flag­ship pro­gramme, has been around since 1997, at a time when the num­ber of pri­vate med­i­cal schools could be counted with the fin­gers on one hand.

True to its mis­sion and vi­sion, the drive for qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion has never slack­ened as it con­tin­u­ally looks at ways to im­prove its de­liv­ery sys­tem.

It has been branded a Su­per­brand in Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion in 2011 by the In­sti­tute of Su­perbrands, South-East Asia. The num­ber of doc­tors that have grad­u­ated from MMMC to­day stands at 2,511.

Hot on the heels of the MBBS is the highly pop­u­lar Bach­e­lor of Den­tal Surgery (BDS) – en­rol­ment is filled up a year ahead of its in­takes, with queries num­ber­ing nearly about three times the num­ber of seats avail­able. The BDS re­mains a de­sired choice due to Ma­ni­pal Col­lege of Den­tal Surgery’s (MCODS, Ma­ni­pal) top rank­ing in In­dia.

MMMC’s Foun­da­tion in Sci­ence (FiS) has also been get­ting rave re­views with the FiS be­ing a “pur­pose-built”pre-univer­sity pro­gramme.

This is due to the novel idea of in­clud­ing the ba­sics of some medicine and den­tistry sub­jects in the Foun­da­tion with the aim of pro­vid­ing a pre­lude to and fa­cil­i­tat­ing tran­si­tion to the first year of med­i­cal stud­ies.

The Foun­da­tion is be­com­ing pop­u­lar, es­pe­cially since stu­dents who en­rol in this course are guar­an­teed a place in the MBBS and BDS, as long they sat­isfy the min­i­mum en­try re­quire­ments into the de­grees of their choice.

Con­ducted in its cam­pus in Malacca, stu­dents of­ten re­mark on the con­ducive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment of MMMC.

The FiS is a chal­leng­ing 12-month pro­gramme, but what is heart­en­ing news is that stu­dents fresh from the reg­i­mented Malaysian school sys­tem face up to the chal­lenge and the pass­ing rate of the groups have not dropped be­low 85%.

Par­ents have now taken to en­rolling their kids about two to three months be­fore the in­take date, as MMMC has a self-im­posed limit of 100 for each of its three an­nual in­takes.

At the end of the day, proud par­ents ex­press their ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their kids, not just aca­dem­i­cally, but over­all de­vel­op­ment as well.

With the motto In­spired by Life, there is no doubt that MMMC is on the right path to suc­cess.

For de­tails, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

MMMc of­fers qual­ity teach­ing to pre­pare stu­dents for a ca­reer in medicine and den­tistry.

MMMc of­fers a con­ducive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for stu­dents.

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