Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

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Why study the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (BMedSci/MD)?

This truly international degree gives you the chance to study at one of the world's top medical schools and graduate with a qualification to practise medicine in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Offered over five years at Monash University Malaysia, this interdisciplinary course provides world-class training in biomedical sciences, social sciences and clinical skills.

As testimony to the course's quality, our graduate Shaun Yo was Monash's top medical student in 2011, when he won the Sophie Davis Memorial Prize for having the highest overall aggregate marks.

The course draws on Monash's world-leading expertise in medical practice and research, which includes treating premature babies at risk of brain disease, replacing heart valves without open-heart surgery and developing new cancer drugs. It also draws on the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences' particular strengths in the cardio-metabolic field, infection and immunity, global public health and neuroscience.

Our JCSMHS researchers have discovered new genes and hormones that show promise as targeting proteins for cancer research. They have also patented discoveries likely to lead to new products for treating infectious and cardiovascular diseases.

The JCSMHS is also home to the renowned Brain Research Institute at Monash Sunway, now collaborating with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) to provide a platform for neuroscientists in the region through seminars and training programs.


Areas of study

The medical curriculum incorporates four themes:

  • personal and professional development
  • population, society, health and illness
  • scientific basis of clinical practice
  • clinical skills.


Areas of study include:

  • molecules, cells and tissues
  • human development and growth
  • genomics
  • musculo-skeletal system
  • cardiovascular system
  • respiratory system
  • renal and endocrine systems
  • gastrointestinal system
  • neurosciences
  • reproduction
  • human behaviour
  • nutrition
  • geriatrics
  • immunology
  • infectious disease
  • reflective practice
  • research and statistics
  • determinants of health
  • quality assurance
  • public health and population health
  • health systems and health economics
  • patient safety
  • communication skills
  • ethics and law
  • teamwork and leadership
  • professionalism.


Duration

The course takes five years of full-time study to complete.


Course structure

Your first two years are spent at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS), where you quickly develop your clinical skills with contact visits to medical practices, community-care facilities and hospitals, and spend two weeks as a healthcare team member in a rural area.

In years three to five, you're based at the Clinical School in Johor Bahru, where your clinical studies centre around the Sultanah Aminah Hospital.

Your busy schedule of clinical rotations in year five, ahead of graduation, includes a placement in an Australian hospital.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (BMedSci/MD).


Career outcomes

The career of a doctor involves further training beyond the medical degree. In Malaysia, on completion of the medical course, students need to apply to the Ministry of Health Malaysia to undertake their housemanship in a public hospital. After completing their housemanship, they must complete three years of compulsory service in hospitals and clinics under the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

To be conferred with a specialist degree in surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, psychiatry or other area, you must undertake further study.

More information on career pathways with the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (BMedSci/MD) is available from the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences' website.


Entry requirements


Entry scores

The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (BMedSci/MD) requires the following entry scores:

Pre-university qualifications

QualificationScore
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2019/2020 * 85%*
GCE A Level 14
ATAR  95
Indian School Certificate Examination 80%
All India Senior School Certificate 85%
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program) 36
STPM, Malaysia 10.3
UEC Malaysia 1.8
Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia 3.7
Ontario Secondary School Diploma  91%
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 14
UNSW Foundation Studies 9.0

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2019/2020.


Prerequisites

1) Pre-University Qualifications

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate pre-university course is required. Results of pre-university studies must be available prior to commencement of the medicine course.
  • Chemistry at Year 12 is a pre-requisite requirement by Monash University and students need to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in this subject.
  • All applicants are required to have studied Biology, Chemistry and a third subject which can be either Physics or Maths at the pre university level and should have achieved minimum requirements as set by the MMC. For students who are applying with a matriculation, foundation or pre-medical program, the MMC has indicated that applicants would need to have obtained a minimum of B at school leaver level (SPM or O-Level) in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject. Please visit www.mmc.gov.my and click the tab “Minimum Entrance Requirements”.
    **These requirements may change in accordance with MMC guideline.
  • Completion of Year 12 studies or relevant qualification within 2 years prior to course commencement date

2) International Student Admission Tests (ISAT)

Applicants are required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). ISAT results will contribute towards the overall ranking for entry into the course.

Applicants are required to achieve a minimum overall score of 159 in their ISAT to be eligible to proceed further with their application for the course.

The 2020-2021 testing cycle dates are as follows:-
Cycle 1: May 16-May 24 2020
Cycle 2: August 15-August 23 2020
Cycle 3: November 21-November 29 2020

For updated and further information about ISAT including test centres and closing date, please visit their website at www.acer.edu.au/isat.

3) Adequate performance in Multiple Mini-Interviews

The Multiple Mini Interviews will be conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Melbourne. Other interview sites may also be announced, so please check our website and with local agents. The interview format is designed to evaluate whether you possess the relevant personal qualities to succeed in the medicine course, and you’ll be assessed by trained interviewers. MMI stations will comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on your relevant personal qualities such as:

  • Motivation
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical/empathetic reasoning

The MMI consists of four sequential interview stations. At each station, you’ll be interviewed for eight minutes, followed by a two-minute changeover (i.e. 10 minutes per station), with a circuit that takes 40 minutes to complete. If you haven’t been invited to participate, you cannot request for an interview.

Generally the MMI will be conducted in July and November each year and a formal email invitation will be sent to eligible applicants

4) English Requirement

Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs at Monash. You can demonstrate your English language proficiency through one of the following

  • Adequate score in Approved English subject at Year 11/Year 12 equivalent qualification or
  • English Proficiency Tests

For more details, please refer to : /study/entry-requirements/english

**Monash English Bridging is not accepted to meet the English requirement for this course.

Graduate Applicants

A small number of graduates are considered for entry into the Medicine program at Monash Malaysia. Selection is based on strict criteria which include performance in the first degree and/or pre-university program, Aptitude test, English and interviews. Please contact us for more information on specific requirements

Sri Lanka Medical Council requirement

All Sri Lankan citizens are required to submit the Eligibility Certificate from Sri Lanka Medical Council before the start of the Medicine program at Monash University Malaysia. Please refer to the Sri Lanka Medical Council for latest updates

Final selection

The final ranked list of applicants will take into account scores in the pre-university examinations, ISAT score, English score and performance at interviews.

Application form

The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine course is a high demand course and we have limited seats for the course. Applicants meeting the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed entry.

The final ranked list of applicants will be based on the scores in Year 12/ Pre-University examinations, ISAT score, English score and performance at interviews.

Fees

In 2020, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM101,970 for Malaysian students
  • RM117,600 for international students.


Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200


Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100


Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM3,340 (2 years)
  • Other countries - RM2,330 (1 year)

Intake periods

There is one intake period in February each year for the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (BMedSc/MD).


Related courses

Note:
Internship places in Victoria are guaranteed only for Australian citizens and permanent residents who have completed their medical degree in Victoria.  Australian citizens and permanent residents who completed their medicine degree outside Victoria (including Monash University Malaysia campus) will find it very difficult to obtain internships in Victoria. Non-Malaysian citizens will not be eligible for internships in Malaysia.


More information

For more information about this course, contact us.