Why study the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)?
This truly international degree gives you the chance to study at one of the world's top medical schools and graduate with a qualification to practise medicine in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Offered over five years at Monash University Malaysia, this interdisciplinary course provides world-class training in biomedical sciences, social sciences and clinical skills.
As testimony to the course's quality, our graduate Shaun Yo was Monash's top medical student in 2011, when he won the Sophie Davis Memorial Prize for having the highest overall aggregate marks.
The course draws on Monash's world-leading expertise in medical practice and research, which includes treating premature babies at risk of brain disease, replacing heart valves without open-heart surgery and developing new cancer drugs. It also draws on the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences' particular strengths in the cardio-metabolic field, infection and immunity, global public health and neuroscience.
Our JCSMHS researchers have discovered new genes and hormones that show promise as targeting proteins for cancer research. They have also patented discoveries likely to lead to new products for treating infectious and cardiovascular diseases.
The JCSMHS is also home to the renowned Brain Research Institute at Monash Sunway, now collaborating with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) to provide a platform for neuroscientists in the region through seminars and training programs.
Areas of study
The medical curriculum incorporates four themes:
- personal and professional development
- population, society, health and illness
- scientific basis of clinical practice
- clinical skills.
Areas of study include:
- molecules, cells and tissues
- human development and growth
- musculo-skeletal system
- cardiovascular system
- respiratory system
- renal and endocrine systems
- gastrointestinal system
- infectious disease
- reflective practice
- research and statistics
- determinants of health
- qualitative assurance
- public health and population health
- health systems and health economics
- communication skills
- ethics and law
- teamwork and leadership
The course takes five years of full-time study to complete.
Your first two years are spent at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS), where you quickly develop your clinical skills with contact visits to medical practices, community-care facilities and hospitals, and spend two weeks as a healthcare team member in a rural area.
In years three to five, you're based at the Clinical School in Johor Bahru, where your clinical studies centre around the Sultanah Aminah Hospital.
Your busy schedule of clinical rotations in year five, ahead of graduation, includes a placement in an Australian hospital.
The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours).
The career of a doctor involves further training beyond the medical degree. In Malaysia, on completion of the medical course, students need to apply to the Ministry of Health Malaysia to undertake their housemanship in a public hospital. After completing their housemanship, they must complete three years of compulsory service in hospitals and clinics under the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
To be conferred with a specialist degree in surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics, psychiatry or other area, you must undertake further study to obtain a Master of Medicine.
More information on career pathways with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) is available from the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences' website.
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) requires the following entry scores:
|A Level, GCE||14|
|Australian Year 12 ATAR||95|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||23|
|Indian School Certificate Examination||80%|
|All India Senior School Certificate||85%|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma||36|
|Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education||11|
|Malaysia, Matriculation Program||3.7|
|Ontario Secondary Grade Diploma - Grade 12||88%|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||2205|
|South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)||41|
|Sri Lanka A Level||14|
|Vietnam High School Diploma)||8.7|
|Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2015/2016*||85%*|
|UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies||9.0|
|The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies||90%|
|Sunway Foundation in Arts||N/A|
*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2015/2016.
Chemistry (Year 12 equivalent, with excellent results).
Selection will be based on a combination of:
- Pre-University Qualifications
- International Student Admission Tests (ISAT)
- Adequate performance in Multiple Mini-Interviews
- English Proficiency
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Application for 2015 intake is now open. Applicants must complete the application form specific to the medicine course (MBBS) for Monash University.
Forms may be obtained from:
- Monash University Malaysia
- Medicine Course Admissions Office, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Clayton campus, Monash University, Australia.
You may also print the application form or apply online.
In 2016, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM97,000 for Malaysian students
- RM106,700 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
Visa application fee for new international student
- Indonesia - RM 2,840
- Other countries - RM 2,008
There is one intake period in March each year for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours).
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Internship places in Victoria are guaranteed only for Australian citizens and permanent residents who have completed their medical degree in Victoria. Australian citizens and permanent residents who completed their medicine degree outside Victoria (including Monash University Malaysia campus) will find it very difficult to obtain internships in Victoria. Non-Malaysian citizens will not be eligible for internships in Malaysia.
For more information about this course, contact us.