Studying medicine has becomes the dream of many bright students and the dreams of parents who hoped that they have doctor within their family. It seems that having a doctor within their family is something very good! But is it?
For those aspiring students who have such a dream, which has nothing wrong, you must remember that it is almost impossible to enter government university in Malaysia even if you score straight A or CGPA of 4. But you have the option to study in India, Taiwan and Russia which are cheaper. In fact, studying in Germany is almost free!
Before you seriously consider medicine, go to a hospital or clinic and do a short attachment to find out the work of doctors.
Also don't forger that Malaysia has an oversupply of doctor. So, if you still decide to study medicine, go to a reputable university and get yourself trained to be a good doctor.
A survey by FMT reveals that private colleges in the country are charging between RM250,000 to RM1 million to study medicine.
Following are some colleges offering degree in medicine and the tuition fee they charge currently:
Quest International University Perak (QUIP): RM249,000
University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR): RM255,000
AIMST University: RM250,000
University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) has two different options: UniKL Degree: RM280,000, Twinning with Vinayaka Missions University, India: RM300,000
UCSI University: RM320,000
Taylor’s University: RM353,000
International Medical University (IMU): RM410,000
Management and Science University (MSU): RM295,000
Perdana University offers the following: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland: RM800,000, John Hopkins University Schools of Medicine: RM1,000,000
SEGi University: RM300,000
Asia Metropolitan University (AMU): RM300,000
Monash University Sunway: RM455,000
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NuMED): RM450,000
MAHSA University College: RM300,000
Allianze University College of Medical Science (AUCMS) has multiple options: In-house: RM279,000, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Programme: RM338,000, Universitas Sumatera Utara: RM267,000, National University of Ireland, Galway: RM578,000, University College Cork: RM578,000
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS): RM275,000
Lincoln University College (LUC): RM324,000
University College Shahputra (UCSA): RM240,000
Malacca Manipal Medical College (MMMC): RM348,000
Penang Medical College: RM650,000
All the above mentioned fees exclude accommodation, books, traveling cost, food and other expenses which could easily add another RM100,000 to the total cost of studying medicine.