From a Childhood Dream to a Lifelong Vocation: Study Doctor of Medicine at UCSI

Ask kids of their dream job and most probably, you will get ‘doctor’ as one of the most popular answers. In a survey conducted by British brand Mothercare in 2013, out of 1,000 children surveyed, from ages 2-12, the number one profession on their list is a doctor. One of the reasons stated by respondents is that they want to be a doctor so “they can help others.” As one of the noblest jobs out there, kids see doctors as their favourite superheroes saving other people’s lives.

Turning Childhood Visions to Reality

But as they grow older, children realise that being a doctor is more than being superheroes in white robes. It entails hard work and perseverance, as well as a genuine passion to help those in need. Despite all these, there are still a lot of kids who end up pursuing their childhood dreams, and as a result, fulfilling their promise to help preserve lives.

UCSI University understands that this dream of helping make people lives better is important–which is why their Doctor of Medicine programme aims to provide the quality education to fulfil what was once just a childhood dream. 

As they undergo this programme, students are expected to become medical doctors who meet the needs of the healthcare system in the country. They are trained to become quality medical professionals who excel in medical knowledge and leadership.

A Well-Rounded Programme

UCSI University knows that the journey towards becoming a full-fledged doctor is gruelling. It requires time and effort to become one of the best medical practitioners in the country. This is why the University provides only the best to its students.

UCSI employs highly-qualified staff. Leading the world-class faculty is the University’s very own Vice-Chancellor—Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff - one of the top cardiologists in Malaysia.                          

UCSI is building Malaysia’s first private teaching hospital in Bandar Springhill, Negeri Sembilan—the UCSI University Hospital. The state-of-the-art medical facility will have 1,000 hospital beds and will be linked to American medicine, and also an opportunity for cross-border global research collaborations in various medical fields.

This five-year programme consists of two phases–with the first phase (first two years) conducted at the Kuala Lumpur campus, and the second (the final three years) at the clinical school at the Terengganu campus.  During their stay in Terengganu, the students will have an opportunity to perform medical procedures aimed at facilitating a smooth transition into their medical careers.

Strong Overseas Ties

As a prime programme offered in the University, the Doctor of Medicine is noted for its strong hands-on emphasis and research edge. This commitment to excellence is recognised with an accreditation from the Malaysian Medical Council. The programme is also listed under World Health Organization's World Directory of Medical Schools.

Further to this, UCSI University’s Doctor of Medicine holds a strong partnership with established medical higher education institutions worldwide—the prestigious Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA—being one of them.

In addition to Harvard, UCSI University also collaborates with Netherlands’ University Medical Centre of Groningen (UMCG)—where the fourth-year students can spend an elective—and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

With all these opportunities available to aspiring doctors, turning a once childhood dream to a reality will no longer be impossible. UCSI University’s Doctor of Medicine programme will be with students every step of the way to ensure they get the best experiences and prospects the world has to offer.

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Posted on 09 Oct 2017
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