Expensive to become a Doctor

The issue of insufficient ratio of doctor to patients has been a long and winding issue. At the current rate of what it costs to become one, the escalating rate of inflation and the expansion of the local population, will this issue ever be settled?

Medical colleges’ high fees surprise MMA

THE Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is surprised that private colleges are charging their medical students exorbitant fees, when they are using facilities at government hospitals.

According to the Malaysia Nanban report, the MMA said specialists from the public hospitals are furthermore engaged at these colleges on a part-time basis and paid a nominal fee.

The MMA claimed the charges at the nine colleges providing medical programmes are be-tween RM200,000 to RM310,000 per student for a five-year


It added that the eight government hospitals that are allowing the use of their medical training facilities are only collecting between RM15,000 and RM20,000 from each college.

The association hopes to meet the Education and Health ministries soon to discuss the issue and fix a ceiling fee for those pursuing medicine in the country’s private colleges.

> On another education-related matter, Tamil Nesan said the Education Ministry plans to build cabin-concept schools to take in children from under-enrolled schools.

The paper quoted Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein as saying

that rather than have half-enrolment normal schools, it would

be more economic to have the cabin schools.

Also on education, Makkal  

Osai said the Government will support any move by the private sector to set up an agriculture university.

The paper quoted Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as saying that this consideration is given as the agriculture sector is the third-most important sector in the country’s development (after manufacturing and tourism).

One Response to “Expensive to become a Doctor”
  1. john says:

    Great post! Nice!

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