Tag: medical graduates
Speaker at a medical summit warns that GPs could soon be replaced with technology.
The deputy health DG says there are many available positions outside of the Klang Valley, but students prefer to wait.
Dzulkefly Ahmad says no new degree programmes, no increase in medical student intake, and more training slots for graduates.
Dr Afif Bahardin says the backlog is due to a lack of hospitals and specialist centres, which has forced graduates to take up other jobs.
Medical graduate says having to take SPM BM could delay entry into housemanship by 2 years, that is half the time to obtain the medical degree itself.
Writer says Chinese Malaysians must stop making a big fuss over something that has long been incorporated into our social contract and accepted as the norm.
Any medical graduate wanting to serve here must realise that they will be in a predominantly BM-speaking work environment, serving a large ratio of Malay patients.
Public Service Commission will not accept medical graduates' O-Level BM or Bahasa Kebangsaan A (BKA) qualifications for housemanship placements.
The graduate says non-standardised and 'secret' marking system leaves room for corruption in interviews to place housemen in government hospitals.
Don't complain about under-performing hospital interns when the PSC's own inefficiency has caused problems for these graduates, says Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.
Unemployment is high among medical graduates because housemanship training is only provided by accredited government and university hospitals and places are scarce.
With oversupply of medical graduates, only some doctors will qualify for permanent employment following 5 years of contract service, says health ministry official.
Health minister in welcoming the proposal says it will be discussed to see how it can be implemented soonest.
This can be a solution to the problem of medical graduates having to wait a long time to serve in hospitals and many dropping out, says Deputy Health DG (Medical) Dr S Jeyaindran.