Become a licensed US medical specialist from Malaysia
YOU have just graduated from a medical school and feel like the weight of the whole world is on your shoulders.
You have just spent five years of your blood, sweat and tears completing your medical degree and now you are in a position where you do not know what to do.
Everyone advises to “specialise”, but question is in what.
Being close to Malaysia, the “go-to” countries have always been Australia and the UK.
Gone are the days when completing a medical postgraduate programme in these countries are easy.
For decades, Malaysian medical graduates have been going to these countries to prepare for their specialisation but nowadays, the competition is at its highest.
Malaysian medical students and graduates now have a new proficient pathway to achieve their specialist careers.
The current ideal place for medical graduates to do their specialisation is in the United States with the United States Licensing Examination (USMLE).
The US is currently facing a severe shortage of medical physicians and this shortage is expected to continue till 2025.
In the last five years, the US has been employing international medical graduates (IMG) from all around the world to receive specialist training and one of those countries is Malaysia.
This year, about 53.5% of IMGs got matched in the US specialisation training programme (Medical Residency).
Kaplan being the premier test-prepping centre in the US prepares medical students worldwide for the USMLE.
Programme specialist at Kaplan Medical in Malaysia Hareen Theivasigamany provides free seminars and university talks on the declining number of medical physicians in the US and the lack of specialists in Malaysia.
He urges medical students to pursue their specialisation.
The flexible three-step specialist licensing examination provides everything a medical student or graduate needs to become a proficient specialist.
Upon completing the USMLE exams and residency (a paid specialist training in the US), students can practise in medical fields such as surgery, cardiology, orthopaedics, dermatology and more.
The true beauty of the USMLE is that, students can sit for the first professional exam while in medical school.
This allows them to become a specialist by the age of 30.
With the increasing number of Malaysian Medical Graduates going to the US for the specialisation training, Kaplan has made its training programmes flexible.
Students have the option in training and completing the first two steps of the USMLE exams in Malaysia.
Kaplan provides online and live online training in Malaysia.
Medical physicians are highly paid in the US and upon completing the residency programme, graduates can continue working in the states or in other countries like New Zealand, Australia and even in Malaysia as medical specialists.
Nugrahan is the national representative of Kaplan Medical in Malaysia and has assisted many medical students achieve their specialist career in the US.
Those who call now can receive a free one-on-one consultation about the USMLE and specialist training in the US.
■ Contact Hareen at 016-377 2853 or e-mail enquiries to hareen. email@example.com to secure a future in the medical career.
They can also call 03-2166 2740, toll-free 1800 222 939 or visit www. facebook.com/nugrahanusmle.
United States has been employing international medical graduates (IMG) from all around the world to receive specialist training and one of those countries is Malaysia.