Sunday, November 17, 2013

More Training Centres Needed To House Newly Graduated Doctors - Dr Subramaniam

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry hopes to create more opportunities for newly graduated doctors to undergo housemanship due to an increase in the number of doctors graduating every year, said Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

Subramaniam said the number of graduates (doctors) has increased from 2,267 in 2008 to 3,655 in 2012 but the number of centres where they can be trained is only 42 hospitals throughout the country.

"The ministry is therefore considering to place new doctors at polyclinics and hospitals in districts so that they can gain experience, exposure and acquire the necessary skills and the communication capabilities in medical services for two years," he said after opening a seminar on "Housemanship Training in Malaysia" here, Saturday.

Also present was Malaysia Medical Association (MMA) President Datuk Dr N.K.S Tharmaseelan.

Subramaniam said new doctors may also undergo their housemanship at hospitals under the Defence Ministry.


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