Malaysia, the 45th most populous country, is slowly becoming a medical hub for Indian medical students. With almost a similar culture and an increasing Indian diaspora, the country last year registered nearly 3,331 Indian students.
Out of these, six students appeared for the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) and four candidates cleared the screening test in 2021.
Official government website:
— Interested candidates should have passed class 12 examinations in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50 per cent.
— Should have cleared NEET.
— Physics, Chemistry and Biology should be principal subjects in class 12.
— Student must know English.
MBBS in Malaysia is a six year programme which includes a one year compulsory internship. Five years of the total academic term focuses on students with theoretical and practical knowledge. The students are advised to check course structure from college to college as the programme length can vary.
However, due to the Covid epidemic, the National Medical Commission (NMC) in India mandated in 2022 that foreign medical graduates (FMGs) who had finished their fourth and fifth years online be required to complete a two-year internship instead of one following their MBBS. The Supreme Court, in March, had requested the Central Government to assist the FMGs in bringing their conflict to an end.