more info about being a doctor in MALAYSIA :)
I received a lot of question about this particular issue after my entry about the future of doctors in malaysia.
Occay, here we go.
Starting from 2010 - all doctors graduating from oversea will have to undergo a special examinantion before they are able to start their intership in the government hospital - regardless of where he/she graduated from. Regardless who sponsored them. EVEN JPA/MARA sponsored students have to sit for the exam.
About the exam - it's technically made to fail the newly grad doctors. NO KIDDING, go ask any doctor about that. For the timebeing - this "special exam" is for those who graduated from unrecognized universities.
Should u fail the exam, u have to go for special training at the local hospital/university for 6 month and u wont get the doctor's salary, just rm500 monthly allowance. Then, after 6 month, u have to re-sit the exam. It's a nightmare!!!
I'm fortunate enuf to avoid this scary part. Sigh..
Anyway, about my induction exam yesterday, I reckon I did OK. Should be able to pass it... Insya Allah.... :)