This medical programme stands out for its graduates who excel in their medical knowledge, skills and leadership. With a focus on five key areas – basic medical services; clinical and therapeutic methods, procedures, and investigations; community and family medicine; communication skills; and professional competence... – the curriculum is designed to produce highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future medical challenges and advancing healthcare.
From Year 1, students will be based at Springhill (Port Dickson) campus where the UCSI Hospital is also at. Students will have the opportunity to perform medical procedures instead of merely observing. This early exposure to patient interaction will subsequently ensure a smoother transition from university student to a medical doctor.
* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)
**The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is now fully operational at UCSI Hospital, Bandar Springhill.
Features of the MD Programme
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
There will be two Professional Examinations. The Professional Examination 1 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 Professional Examination 2 will be conducted at the end of the Phase 2, final year. Those who fail may be allowed to take re-sit the examination after SIX MONTHS.
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.
A-Level/ STPM equivalent
3Bs or 1A, 1B AND 1C (in Physics or Mathematics)
or 2As and 1C (in Physics or Mathematics) or
a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in 3 subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics
B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Advance Mathematics 1 and Advance Mathematics 2
Average score of 70% in any 3 subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Physics/ Mathematics. (Applicable to Indian Pre-U only)
Matriculation/ Foundation in Science/ Pre-Medical Course
A minimum CGPA of 3.0 with subjects including Biology and Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Overall score of 30 with a minimum of TWO Science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level and ONE Science subject at Standard Level. Minimum scores of FOUR points each in Biology and Chemistry, Physi
Minimum 26/42 in 6 subjects (inclusive of Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Physics) and * Additional Requirement
Diploma in Health Sciences/Science Related
Minimum CGPA of 3.5 *Additional Requirements
A minimum CGPA of 3.0 *Additional Requirements
SPM with at least 5Bs including :
Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics or Add Maths. Credit in Bahasa Melayu.
English Language Requirements
- SPM English - Minimum Grade B
- SPM English 1119/O-Level English - Minimum Grade of B3
- UEC English - Minimum Grade A2
- MUET - Minimum Band 4
- TOEFL – Score of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (written-based)
- IELTS – Minimum overall Band score of 6.0
- 1119 English / ‘O’ Levels English – Minimum B3
- MUET – Minimum Band 4
- In the event that the English language requirements are not met, applicants will be required to take either 1119/O-Level English/IGCSE concurrently with the MD programme.
- For local and international students, exemption for their English requirement will be given once the candidate is able to provide a letter stating that English was the medium of instruction during their secondary academic qualification.
- “Conditional Letter of Offer” will be issued for International students who needs to fulfil CETE (English level) at UCSI University only. The students are given a duration of one (1) year to fulfil the said requirement at UCSI University BEFORE they are allowed enrol in the main programme.
- Foundation in Medical Sciences
- Medical Genetics
- Basic Clinical Sciences
- Community Studies and Bioethics
- Behavioural Sciences, Communicarion Skills and Professional Personal Development
- Haemopoietic System and Immunology
- Cardiovascular System
- Respiratory System
- Endocrine System
- Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition
- Renal System
- Reproductive System
- Community Medicine and Bioethics
- Behavioural Sciences, Communication Skills and Professional Personal Development
- Musculoskeletal System
- Communicable Diseases
- Professional Examination 1
- Community Medicine I
- Internal Medical I
- Paediatrics I
- General Surgery I
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology I
- Orientation to Clinical Practice
- Community Medicine II
- Accident and Emergency
- Forensic Medicine
- Therapeutic Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine II
- Paediatrics II
- General Surgery II
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology II
- Ethnic Relations
- Islamic Civilisation and Asian Civilisation
- Malaysian Studies
- Communication in Bahasa Melayu 3
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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
- Internal Medicine
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
- Ophthalmology (Eye)
- Community Medicine
Sub-specialisation - A further 2 to 4 years
- Plastic Surgery