Tuesday, July 04, 2006

8 M'sian Students Receive Medical Degree In Russia, 2 Emerge Top

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) -- Eight students from among the pioneer batch of Malaysians who went to Russia to study medicine received their medical degrees recently, with two of them scoring excellent results.
Norazimimah Abdullah and Wong Weng Keong were awarded "red diplome" at the Moscow Medical Academy graduation ceremony on June 22 for their excellence, the Malaysian embassy in Moscow said in a statement, here Monday.
All of them enrolled for a medical degree programme in Moscow six years ago before the academy's medical degree was recognised by the Public Service Department (PSD), it said.
The PSD now recognises medical degrees from the Moscow Medical Academy and the Russian State Medical University which are among the top five medical universities in Russia.
Besides the two universities, Malaysian students are also studying medicine in Kurst, Nizny Novgorod and Volgograd which are recognised by the Malaysian government.
Currently, about 2,000 Malaysian students are pursuing medical and engineering degree courses in Russian universities.
Malaysian ambassador to Russia Datuk Mohamad Khalis said the students' success in securing medical degrees from Russian universities bore testimony to their courage in facing challenges to acquire knowledge in a foreign land.

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