Originally Posted by supergoh
In my opinion, the government should reserve vacancies in government hospitals for JPA scholars(both local and overseas),followed by those graduated from public medical schools.
That's a very interesting suggestion. I assume that would be a move in response to the growing number of medical graduates? If so, I humbly disagree.
Although such an act is common in countries like the UK and Australia, it cannot be implemented as smoothly in Malaysia because we have a very ingrained culture of privately sending students to medical schools overseas. Such a mentality is hard to change and you can imagine the public outcry when graduates from top medical schools worldwide are denied places in our local hospitals.
A better suggestion to solve the problem would be to simply limit the supply of medical graduates. How? Just slash off a few dodgy medical schools from the charter of recognized institutions. For heavens sake, we recognize 2X the number of medical schools Singapore does..
Or, we could follow Singapore's method of extending the period of conditional registration for overseas trained doctors.
We could also do with a standardized exam where every medical graduate, regardless of institution, has to sit for before being allocated a seat for housemanship. That way, only the best graduates will make it into practice. However, I admit, the last suggestion would probably end up doing more harm than good if it became a political too.. Just look at that law exam Malaysia used to have.