Medical Degree

Medical Degree

The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (better known as MBBS) is a professional degree in medicine and surgery that is awarded as a single undergraduate degree by medical schools upon graduation. It consists of two phases which are pre-clinical and clinical training. MBBS in Malaysia is a very challenging but rewarding course, spanning 5 to 6 years, in which you will learn about diseases, contribute to the advancement of healthcare and save people’s lives.

Career options may include Medical Officer (doctor serving in military or prison), Healthcare Administrator, Pharmaceutical / Medical Researcher, Forensic Pathologist, Clinical Ethicist, Medical Journalist, Medical Educator

Pre-Clinical – Academic years when medical students are taught about the fundamentals of medical sciences, theories and basic clinical skills.

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology & Genetics
  • Hematology & Immunology
  • Ethics & Behavior
  • Clinical Training – Students are put through clinical rotations where they will be trained in various departments in selected hospitals by the Ministry of Health (MOH). They will experience all clinical disciplines required to become a medical doctor (see Fields of Medicine). This phase will prepare students for their 2-year housemanship at selected hospitals. It will also give them insights on the different fields of specialization for them to choose later in their career.

Entry Requirement

  • A Level: BBB / AAC / ABC including Biology and Chemistry, and
  • SPM / O Level: 5 Bs (including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and one other subject, preferably English)

Why should we study MBBS?


The field of Medicine

The field of medicine includes:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery


Career Options in Medicine

General Doctor