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Undergraduate Focus: Indian medical expertise benefits students



MSU’s involvement in the medical sciences areas is an initiative towards complementing the nation’s need for qualified medical personnel.

Specialising in Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) programmes, MSU also offers bachelor’s and diploma programmes in the area of medical sciences. These programmes are offered at the main campus in Shah Alam and its overseas campus in Bangalore, India, the first foreign medical school to receive five year accreditation from the Malaysian Medical Council.

Other than studying under the supervision of experienced medical experts in MSU’s International Medical School (IMS) in Bangalore, students will also benefit from practical experiences at its teaching hospitals, M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Hospital and the Bangalore Baptist Hospital. 

Housed in a 65 acre campus, IMS is adjacent to the M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, a multi-specialty world-class hospital with 1,050 beds. The hospital offers the commitment of ace doctors, highly qualified medical experts and competent paramedics working diligently towards the pursuit of quality healthcare.

The wealth of experience and development in medical field that India has to offer is unique and meets the expectations of many medical authorities all over the world. Through the setting up of the medical school, MSU envisages that Malaysia‘s target doctor-patient ratio of 1:600 by the year 2020 is achieveable. 

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at MSU is a five-year programme that is divided into three phases. Among the subject areas that students will be exposed to are human anatomy, human physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, forensics, microbiology and ophthalmology.

The clinical session begins in phase two along with para-clinical subjects, and the housemanship session commences in phase three. During this session students are required to perform a rotational training of three months each at all the relevant medical departments.

The academic terms begin in April and October and qualified students are required to take the Medical Entrance Test (MET) to determine their aptitude for the MBBS programme. 

Upon completion of their bachelor’s programme, students are required to register with the Public Service Department and the Malaysian Medical Council before undergoing a two-year housemanship programme and thereafter a three-year compulsory service locally.

MSU’s academic terms begin in April and October and students who meet the requisite entrace requirements must sit for the Medical Entrance Test to determine their aptitude for the MBBS programme. 

MSU also offers its students global exposure through its International Students Exchange Programme (ISEP). Students have the option of transferring their final year studies to foreign universities in the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, South Africa, India, Eastern Europe, Indonesia and New Zealand.


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