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‘Many can’t finish their housemanship’

April 14, 2019 | National News

KUALA LUMPUR: Medical graduates who fail to complete their house­manship or take more time to complete their stint are mostly ill-­prepared for the demands of being a medical practitioner, says Uni­ver­siti Malaya (UM) Faculty of Medicine dean Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarul­zaman.

She said the two-year housemanship was a tough period because medical students must adapt to the transition from medical school to working in wards, and unfortunately a significant number was unable to cope.

“That is why the selection of medical students is an important step. They must have the right attitude. That is what we are doing at UM, instilling resilience.

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