Doctor (General Practitioner)

Job Description

General practitioners provide confidential patient consultations and initial medical care within a community-based setting.

General practitioners (GPs) have knowledge of a broad range of illnesses, and diagnose and treat patients of all ages.

The Job Scope

  • Patient consultations at home and within the surgery
  • Physical examinations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses/ailments
  • Minor surgery
  • Health education
  • Practice management and administration
  • Liaising with other healthcare professionals and/or hospitals

Skills Required

Ability to work long hours, often under pressure

Good practical skills

Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner

Ability to solve problems and effective decision-making skills

Drive to continue learning throughout career

Business management skills

Attention to detail

Academic Requirement

Degree inMBBS

  • STPM
    BBB or ABC in
    ~Biology; and
    ~Chemistry; and
    ~Physics or Mathematics
  • A-Level
    BBB or ABC in
    ~Biology; and
    ~Chemistry; and
    ~Physics or Mathematics
  • Diploma
    Foundation or Diploma in any related field
    ~Diploma in Health Sciences – cGPA 3.50 and attained 2Bs each in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and 3Cs in English, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject at SPM/O-level
    ~Foundation in Science or other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.

Salary Range

    On average, a houseman can expect a sum of RM3,500. Those who choose hospital in rural areas in Eastern Malaysia can expect an additional RM750.
    Upon completing 2 years of housemanship, a houseman would then be promoted to the rank of Medical Officer (MO). A new MO can earn up to RM4,300 to RM5,200 while an MO with experience of 10 years and above can expect a salary of RM6,000 to RM8,200.