Monthly Archives: December 2011
The Standards of Medical Education in Malaysia and Its AcceptabilityThe Standards of Medical Education in Malaysia and Its Acceptability Dr. David KL Quek, MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, FAMM, FCCP, FASCC, FAPSC, FNHAM, FACC, FAFPM (Hon.) Immediate Past President, Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) (Lecture presented at the Medico-Legal Society of Malaysia Conference, Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, on 16 November 2011)
Glut of Medical Graduates—Too Many, Too Soon…
The past 5 to 10 years have been a watershed period for medical education in the country. During this time, Malaysia has embarked on an ambitious if misguided (in my opinion) approach to rapidly attaining ‘self-sufficiency’ in health care providers for the nation’s perceived needs and demands. For doctors, it was finally announced that there is now a directed plan by the government to try and achieve a doctor-population ratio of 1:400 from the current (2010) 1:903.
To achieve this, some 34 medical schools have been now licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), with almost 50 medical programmes (these include public medical schools teaming up with other foreign or local medical schools to form for-profit private joint medical programmes). The objective
Ten Reasons to Consider
1. Nuclear power produces radioactive waste.
All over the world, no country has been able to satisfactorily store their atomic waste even after decades of nuclear reactor use. This radioactive waste lasts for thousands of years, and is a terrible legacy to leave to our younger