Category Archives: Medical Issues

The Standards of Medical Education in Malaysia and Its Acceptability

The Standards of Medical Education in Malaysia and Its Acceptability

The 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 read more

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Proceedings of Forum on Training Future Doctors

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Letter to NST on Deaths in Police Custody

Letter to NST on Deaths in Police Custody

5 March 2009

The Editor
New Straits Times
31 Jalan Riong
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Dear Editor,

I refer to the recent reports in the NST on the death of Kugan Ananthan on 20 January 2009, while in police custody at a police station in Subang Jaya. In the first post-mortem, read more

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Statement on use of white phosphorus by Israeli forces in Gaza

<International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

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Medical Education

MEDICINE IS A VOCATION

Ronald McCoy

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Medical Ethics

MEDICAL ETHICS OF CARING FOR THE CRITICALLY ILL

– TEACHING AND EXPERIENCING

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