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Medical grads can opt to do non-clinical work, says Deputy D-G

April 19, 2017 | National News
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KUALA LUMPUR: Medical graduates who don’t have the aptitude for clinical work will now have the chance to apply their skills in other areas in the field.

Health Ministry deputy director-general, Datuk Dr S. Jeya­indran (pic) said about 15% of medical graduates who did not want to do clinical work or did not have the aptitude for it could now use their skills in areas such as research or even academia.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar on career pathways for doctors in Malaysia, he suggested the creation of two registration categories with the Medical Council – one for clinicians and the other for non-clinicians.

“Registering with the council will give non-clinicians the recognition for their qualifications and opportunities to pursue other areas within the health sector,” he said.

Currently, Jeyaindran said only those pursuing clinical work need to register with the council and registration for non-clinicians would require a change in the law.

 


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