If your desire to be a doctor is that strong, then you should strive by all means to get into a recognised medical school. If you graduate from an unrecognised medical school in the MMC’s unscheduled colleges list, then in order to practice medicine in Malaysia, you first have to pass the MQE (Medical Qualifying Examination) before you can even start Housemanship. Now the MQE itself is not a difficult examination, as it is designed to be similar to the final year examination for local medical students. I have sat in some MQEs in the past and can say the standard of some candidates is really atrocious which makes one wonder what what sort of training the medical school has provided for these very weak candidates. Now if MQE candidates are attached to some hospital, I would think one wouldn’t expect already overworked lecturers to re-train them unless you are attending some paid teaching course. If you fail the MQE, then in my opinion it reflects badly on yourself if you blame anyone other than yourself.
I refer to this Borneo post article, 3 medical graduates chide lecturers of UKM Hospital
KUCHING: Three medical graduates of Shanghai Jiaotong University yesterday blasted several lecturers of UKM Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, for treating them shabbily, and which led to their failure in the Medical Qualifying Examination (MQE).
Passing the MQE would have enabled them to practise in Malaysia.
John Hii, who graduated in 2008, Steven Wong (2010), and Kong Ing Hui (2010), claimed there were no standard procedures in the hospital.
The hospital too treated them as “final-year medical students” despite the fact that they had medical degrees from China.
“We were not given the time to learn enough to sit for the exam. Whenever we come across any problems, our lecturers do not guide us. Instead of telling us how to solve the problem, they merely said we have done it wrong,” Kong told a news conference at SUPP headquarters here yesterday.
He went on to charge that the MQE was not conducted in a fair manner. The trio sat for the exam last year, but all failed.
They blamed some lecturers of the hospital for being unwilling to teach them, and that different lecturers had different teaching methodologies which were confusing.
“There are not enough lecturers for students. In some wards, medical students are left on their own. Lecturers do not teach at all,” claimed the trio in a written memo to SUPP secretary-general Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian, who was also present.
Hence, they requested the authorities concerned to exempt them from sitting for MQE so that they could be attached to a hospital in Sarawak or Malaysia.
Exempt them? I think not. We are not talking about becoming a kolo mee seller but we are talking about becoming a doctor and patients’ lives are at stake here. Fellows, just study hard and try again like all the rest okay? All the best.