After take a look at many site,there are a lot of student want to be a doctor.It is one of the most popular career today.Now,I will tell a little bit of knowledge that I got from my research about this career.A career in Medicine involves the care of the ill,infirm and injured.It is a humane profession and the only one classified as a 'noble' profession.
Who is a doctor?
The doctor is a medically qualified person whose work is to prevent disease, relief suffering and treat to the sick, while providing care and support for their families.The doctor is knowledgeable in medicine and primarily responsible for community healthcare, patient management in hospital and play a crucial role in medical education,medical research,planning and implementation of local and national health programmes.There are two types of doctors:The doctor of medicine (MD);treat all kinds of diseases and the doctor of osteopathic medicine(DO,Degree at US and Canada) ;focus on muscles and bones.
What do doctors do?
Doctors are involved in all aspects of healthcare delivery and related fields.The most important ones being:
-Examination,diagnosis and treatment of illness in patients.
-Alleviation of pain and suffering in patients.
-Admistration and prescription of medication.
-Performing procedures and surgery.
-Counselling patients and families on health matters.
-Implementation of Family Planning Programmes.
-Prevention and control of communicable diseases.
-Dissemination of Public Medical Education.
-Planning and implemetation of health programmes.
-Developing new modes of treatment through medical research.
How to be a doctor?
After SPM,students have to go for A-level,STPM,Matriculation or Pre-medical programmes.You also can take Australian Matriculation,International Baccalaureate (IB),Diploma in science and Diploma in Microbiology.You should get at least B for any 3 subjects science(Biology,Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics) or CGPA 3.5 and above to qualify study in the universities.
In the universities,you will take Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS). Some universities will have Degree in Medicine and will be award Doctor of Medicine(MD).To take a degree,you have to do degree programme in medicine for 5 years.The example of the subject will be learn And exposed to medical science(e.g:anatomy,pharmacology,bio-chemistry), pathology(including microbiology and medical parasitology),public health,communication and professionalism,surgery,orthorhinolaryngology,opthamalogy,dermatology,radiology,orthopeadic,pediatric,obstetrics and gynaecology,accidents and emergencies.
After successfully graduating as medical doctor,graduates are required to undergo compulsory service with the government for 4 years.The first year is a graduate training programme or housemanship.After 4 year,Medical Officer will be allowed to further their studies in Master Specialists courses about 5 years.After qualifying their master degree,graduates will be appointed as medical specialists and as consultants.
What are the career options?
-Specialists in obstetrics and gyneacology(Gyneacologist)
Where to study Medicine?
University of Malaya,Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,Universiti Sains Malaysia,Universiti Putra Malaysia,Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
International Medical University(IMU),Asean Sheffield Medical College,Penang Medical College,Asian Institute of Medicine,Science and Technology(AIMST),Taylor University
I hope this post can help the person who are interested to be the future doctor.It is good to be a doctor because you can help people but you must have the humanity sense to be a successful doctor.Hope you all can be a great future doctor to take a good care about the community health...
(Info from http://www.mma.org.my/Resources/InformationForDoctors/CareerGuidance/tabid/86/Default.aspx, http://www.edinformatics.com/careers/kt/doctor.htm, http://www.medic.upm.edu.my/webenglish/programmes/medic.htm, http://www.bls.gov/k12/help06.htm, http://www.bls.gov/k12/help06.htm and some other website...)