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Doctor of Medicine (MD)
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Approval Code KR 11324; 08/2015
Accreditation Code MQA/FA4671
Classification MD
Subject Area Medicine
Course Mode Full Time
Course Duration 5 Years
Course Location Kuala Lumpur Campus, UCSI University
Intakes September
UCSI University’s Medicine programme recruits and trains students to become medical doctors to meet the needs of the healthcare system of the country. This goal is achieved with highly qualified staff, fully-equipped laboratories as well as other essential facilities. With learning as its training thrust, active student participation is the standard expectation.

At the end of the MD programme, the graduates would have attained the fundamental knowledge, attitude, and skills in the following five areas:
  • Basic medical services
  • Clinical and therapeutic methods, procedures, and investigations
  • Community health and family medicine
  • Communication skills
  • Professional competence

Features of the MD Programme

i. Student-centred Learning
With a student-centred rather than teacher-centred programme, the curriculum is structured to foster and encourage student learning and the fostering of ownership over their own learning as the main objective.

ii. Problem-based Learning (PBL)
The Faculty recognises that the philosophy of using problems to learn is the most effective learning approach suited to medicine, and is used to enhance the learning in Basic Medical Sciences.

iii. Integrated Learning
Both Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences are integrated throughout the academic training with early clinical exposure in the form of hospital visits to enhance the learning of Basic Sciences and to facilitate student transition to a comprehensive hospital & Community-based learning that enables students to develop their interviewing, communication, and physical examination skills. Arranged in Year 2 of the programme, these visits enable students to put their training into practice, as well as to facilitate their transition into the clinical environment in Year 3.

iv. Computer-assisted Learning
The learning process is further strengthened with active incorporation of multimedia tools, which include a computerised multi-purpose laboratory and 3D cyber anatomy software for anatomy dissection sessions

Programme Details

The five-year M.D. programme is segregated into two phases. Phase 1 of the programme (the first two years) is conducted at the Kuala Lumpur campus while Phase 2 (the final three years) is based at the clinical school at the Terengganu campus. Each semester comprises approx 16 weeks of class sessions whereby the hours of contact for each session ranges between one to two hours per session.

Accredited by  
Malaysian Medical Council
Listed by  

World Health Organization

Interview

Academically-qualified candidates are required to attend an interview for admission. The outcome of the interview determines a candidate's successful admission into the programme.

Assessments

There will be three Professional Examinations. The First Professional Examination comprises two parts: the first part to be taken at the end of the first year and the second part at the end of second year. The student will proceed to the subsequent year on passing this examination. Students may be allowed to re-sit but will be excluded from the course if they fail the re-sit examination. Students may also request to repeat the year in lieu of a re-sit examination but he can do so ONLY ONCE for Phase 1.

The Second Professional Examination will be conducted at the end of the fourth year. Progression from the third year to the fourth year and eligibility to sit for the Second Professional Examination is subject to satisfactory completion of all postings. There is no re-sit examination and students who fail will repeat the year. This will be allowed ONLY ONCE.

The Third Professional Examination will be conducted at the end of the final year. Those who fail may be allowed to take re-sit the examination after SIX MONTHS and a second re-sit after a further six months should they fail in the first re-sit. Should they fail the two re-sit examinations, they will be precluded.

Notwithstanding the above, students are subject to the rules and ethics of the professions in their daily performance. Repeated non-compliance can result in their being precluded from the course.
Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Grade BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e.
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
A-Level Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e.
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Matriculation
Or
Foundation in Science
Or
Pre- Medical course
CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects i.e.
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
And

Provided the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution

And

SPM with minimum entry qualification is 5 Bs each in
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics; and
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and
  • another subject
at School Certificate level or its equivalent

General Certificate of Education Ordinary (“O”) Levels with 5 Bs each in
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics; and
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and
  • another subject
at School Certificate level or its equivalent
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
Monash University Foundation Pre University Program (MUFY)
or
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation
or
Western Australia Curriculum Council
or
HSC Sydney Australia
or
Trinity College Foundation Studies
or
Australian Universities Foundation Programmes
or
South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
or
Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12
or
Australian Matriculation (Ausmat)
Aggregate or average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects i.e.
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
or

80% ATAR provided the subjects include
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
or
New Zealand Bursary
Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e.
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
or
Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP / Canadian Grade 12/13)
or
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12
Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e.
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Indian Pre-university Average of 70% in any 3 subjects i.e.
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level
and
attained a minimum score of 4 each in
  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Diploma in Health Sciences CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0)

And

Provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2 1⁄2 years in the same accredited institution

And

the minimum entry qualification is 2Bs each in
  • Biology; and/or
  • Chemistry; and/or
  • Physics; and
3 Credits each in
  • English; and
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and
  • another subject
at School Certificate level or its equivalent
Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0)
5-year medical programme
Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences CGPA 3.3 (out of 4.0)
4-year graduate entry medical programme
Degree in the Arts or Humanities CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0)
5-year medical programme
Degree in the Arts or Humanities CGPA 3.75 (out of 4.0)
4-year graduate entry medical programme

Note / Legend English Requirements:

Any one of the following:
  • TOEFL – Score of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (written-based)
  • IELTS – Band score of 6.0
  • 1119 English / ‘O’ Levels English –B3
  • MUET – Band 4

Admission Interview
All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an interview. Acceptance for admission to the
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme is subject to the outcome of the interview and the availability of seats
Following successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). After serving a compulsory housemanship year, they are eligible for full registration in Malaysia, but Malaysian citizens will be required by the Ministry of Health to undertake a further three years of compulsory service. The following list is the samples of specialisation and sub-specialisation should the students intend to further their studies.

Specialisation - At least 4 years
  • Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Ophthalmology (Eye)
  • Radiology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Community Medicine
Sub-specialisation - A further 2 to 4 years
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Plastic Surgery
Phase 1:
(BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES)
Year 1 Semester 1
  • Foundation in Medical Sciences
  • Behavioural Sciences and Communication Skills
  • Basic Clinical Sciences
Semester 2
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Renal System
  • Haemopoietic System and Immunology
  • Behavioural Sciences and Communication Skillss
Year 2 Semester 1
  • Reproductive System, Gastrointestinal System, and Nutrition
  • Musculoskeletal System and Skin
  • Endocrine System
  • Behaviourial Sciences and Communication Skills
Semester 2
  • Commnicable Diseases
  • Neurosciences
  • Genetics
  • Community Studies and Bioethics
  • Behavioural Sciences and Communication Skills
  • First Professional exam
Phase 2:
(CLINICAL-SCIENCES)
Year 3
  • Community Medicine I
  • Internal Medical I
  • Paediatrics I
  • General Surgery I
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology I
  • Orientation to Clinical Practice
  • CPR course
Year 4
  • Community Medicine II
  • Internal Medical II
  • Paediatrics II
  • General Surgery II
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology II
  • Orthopaedics I
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Medicine
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Therapeutic Medicine
  • Electives
  • Second Professional Exam
Year 5
  • District Hospital and Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine III
  • Paediatrics III
  • General Surgery III
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology III
  • Orthopaedics II
  • HIV and Gerontology
  • Third Professional Exam
General Courses (MPU) are compulsory for all students.

U1 –   For Malaysian students:
  1. Ethnic Relations
  2. Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation

–   For foreign students:
  1. Malaysian Studies
  2. Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3

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