I was not really interested to post on this one, because, I myself have not yet to pursue my degree. However, I think I should do this since I am so free.
This would be a post on where should you do your medical degree. But, this will be recommended to Malaysians, since to westerners the system would be a bit different.
Malaysia, has so much to offer for its medical schools. We have the renowned Universiti Malaya. The first Malaysian University to establish its medical faculty. Universiti Malaya is also the first university in the country to provide a pre-U course for SPM leavers, either for Biology-based science stream and Physical-based science stream. Of course, since it's the first University for both, thus many students nowadays opted it as their first choices. Its location in the midst of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, equipped with lots of facilities especially LRT stations and five-star shopping malls, its a definite heaven to be one of its students.
Others are UiTM, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Zainal Abidin in Terengganu and Universiti Kuala Lumpur. Requirements to get into medical schools, dental schools and also pharmacy is strict. A total CGPA of 3.5 and above is what they listed, but ACTUALLY even 3.5 you won't be able to attend the medical school. Even for USM, they recently called only the 4 flatters but not all 4 flatters made it through. So, it's a tough fight, and one has to be superbly brilliant to get into medical school. To add, one has to strive and struggle competitively with Matriculation graduates and also those from STPM.
Well, recently Egypt is labelled as an unsafe place to go because of the 'rusuhan' and 'pemberontakan'. A friend of mine from asasi UiTM got an offer to pursue medicine at one of Egypt's medical school, but rejected it. Many are now afraid to go there, some probably have been brainwashed by their mothers, families mainly about the dark sides. Even newspapers have been the daily culprit to emphasized how bad medical graduates from Egypt are.
According to a friend of mine, named Hifzan Arimi, a first year medical student at Cairo University however had been telling me the 'bright' sides. You can see how Egypt is by just seeing Ayat-ayat Cinta or Ketika Cinta Bertasbih. Just look at the condition of the students' apartments. They aren't much to brag but if you are there to study and that alone, it won't be a big problem. Plus, Hifzan told me that being in Egypt you would not have a stressful lives. Class sometimes stops in the midday, and no assignments are there to be done. The train they have there is faster than our commuter with much cheaper rates. So, it's not a big deal to travel from a point to another. Food is also not a problem. But, one thing, they do not have tutorials, so learning on your own is a vital. After all, you can go to his blog for further details. (HIFZAN ARIMI)
Plus, you can also opt to go under Medic Mesir, as for SPM leavers you have to at least get at least B for Biology and for Matriculation/Foundation students, a CGPA of at least 3.00. Go to Medic Mesir blog.
I once wanna go there, with a friend, but not anymore. Studying medicine at Russia can be considered as one of the cheapest places there are. Of course, who don't wanna go there when you can experience the 3 seasons and of course seeing yourselves wearing 'trench coats'. Recently, I have chatted with a final year medical student at Russia who studies at Volgograd State Medical University. He's one of the students who were under fast track MARA and will be finishing this July.
He constantly advising me to stop planning to go there. He said dealing with Russians are hard. Plus, once he did said, that he paid RM 500 for his graduation, but the money is only for their selfish reason because the graduation is all about wearing the robes, take the certificate and that's all. Also, he doesn't got the chance experiencing the clinical trainings even though he has been there for 6 years. But, you can opt to go there if you wanna study lightly. With classes end last like 2 hours a day, who wouldn't but for those who are not under scholarships, prepare the RM300, 000 for your expenses.
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