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Do you want to study medicine?
THE Management & Science University (MSU) is one of Malaysia’s top universities and focuses on medicine, health sciences, pharmacy, information sciences and engineering, business management and professional studies, education and social sciences, hospitality and culinary, music and fashion.
The university’s involvement in medical education started as an initiative towards complementing the nation’s need for qualified medical personnel.
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a five-year programme offered through the International Medical School (IMS) at the MSU main campus in Shah Alam and its offshore campus in Bangalore, India, which is Malaysia’s first medical school to receive a five-year accreditation from the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
MSU’s MBBS programme is recognised by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and Maldives Medical and Dental Council (MMDC).
The MSU’s MBBS curriculum is designed in adherence to MMC guidelines.
The programme presents a continually expanding level of medical experiences.
It is delivered through three phases: phase 1 (Year 1), phase 2 (Year 2) and phase 3 (Years 3, 4 and 5).
Phases 1 and 2 are delivered through system-based modules.
Phase 3 is conducted through discipline-based postings in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric, psychiatry, primary care, orthopaedic and emergency medicine.
In Years 1 and 2, student understanding of basic medical sciences is strengthened in preparation for the upcoming years.
In Year 3, the focus is on developing basic clinical skills and knowledge.
Year 4 is an introduction to the different specialities in medicine, while Year 5 concentrates on consolidating clinical skills with knowledge.
A key feature that distinguishes MSU’s MBBS programme is the emphasis on clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visit to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals.
MSU focuses on developing a qualified medical doctor who not only excels academically but portrays commendable soft skills as well through involvement in various community services.
This ensures MSU’s long-term, continuous effort towards the nations’ objectives in health care and services.
MSU medical students also have the opportunity to complete their clinical training at two major referral hospitals in Malaysia, either the Sungai Buloh Hospital or the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang.
And with the completion of the MSU Medical Centre, the university will be the first private university with its own teaching hospital for its students’ clinical training.
Students can register with the Public Service Department and complete a two-year housemanship programme at selected public hospitals under the supervision of the Malaysian Ministry of Health.
The upcoming intake for MBBS is in September. Qualified students are required to sit for the Medical Entry Test (MET) at the MSU campus in Shah Alam to determine their aptitude for the MBBS programme.
■ For details on the MBBS programme at MSU, call 03-5521 6868, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.msu.edu.my/