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Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Offered by: AIMST University
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration5 Yrs
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FacultyFaculty of Medicine
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

AIMST is a forward looking, campus-based private sector university established in Malaysia’s northern state of Kedah Darul Aman. Its mission is to offer world-class education at affordable rates to one and all, in line with the aspiration of its visionary founder, Tun Dato’ Seri Utama S. Samy Vellu. The programs offered by AIMST are rated at Tier 4 (very Good Category) by D-Setara. AIMST is a prestigious University in the making with a growing impact on the national and regional educational scenes with its high profile programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and other allied health sciences, Engineering, Computer sciences and IT, Biotechnology, Business and Management. AIMST has been building up strategic linkages with premier Universities in various countries like UK, Japan, India, Philippines, Pakistan etc. All AIMST degree programmes are closely monitored for accreditation by the National Accreditation Board. A number of its programmes already enjoy validation by foreign universities, including its popular Foundation in Science pre-university programme. AIMST also has a system of Faculty Advisors, External Examiners and an International Advisory Council to help ensure academic excellence and to gain international recognition both for its teaching and research programmes. The Faculty of Medicine at AIMST entered into Avicenna’s directory for Medicine in 2010 (Avicenna, the successor to WHO is currently referred to as World Directory of Medical Schools). In 2013, AIMST got the global award for ‘Leadership in medical sciences education excellence’, which is one more feather on the cap of Faculty of Medicine. In 2016, AIMST University’s MBBS degree got recognized by Medical Council of India. Faculty of Medicine has MoUs and strategic partnerships with several National and International Institutions which include Queen Mary University of London.


The MBBS programme is modular in nature and is structured in 3 phases:

Phase 1

The first two years form Phase I – the ‘Integrated Preclinical’ years. The first year programme features integrated teaching of Basic Medical Sciences, Society and Health, Biostatistics and Ethics in Medicine coupled with an early exposure to the hospital setting. The Primary care interphase is for 2 weeks in Year 1

Year Two is dedicated to Systems and divided into two Blocks – Systems Block I, covering the Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems. Systems Block II covers Central Nervous System Endocrine & Reproductive System and Renal System & Haematology. Problem based learning (PBL) forms the integral part of the block. Clinical skill learning for various systems also is done in the Clinical Skills Centre. In addition, the students are introduced to the hospital environment for three weeks, which constitute the First Clinical Attachment. They are expected to complete the requisite of an SSM of Phase 1 before they progress into Year 3.

Phase 2

Phase II of the medical programme covers the Clinical Years 3 and 4 and is designed as ‘Junior Clerkship’. It is done as small group teaching (SGT) and core lectures. This Phase covers Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopedics and other specialties . Year 3 also has a co-curricular module wherein students engage themselves in varied activities like sports, literary, ethics, environmental awareness etc and they are assessed.

During these years of Junior Clerkship, students will be actively engaged in PBL sessions, symposia, clinical case discussions and self-directed learning.

Phase 3

Phase III is designated as ‘Senior Clerkship’ wherein the students will consolidate the knowledge gained in Phase II. The students will revisit and strengthen the skills in all the major areas: Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, Family Medicine and Pediatrics. This phase is designed to further develop their personal and cognitive skills to prepare them for the pursuit of lifelong learning and adaptation to change, as well as to enhance their analytical and communication skills. Towards this end, there is much student focus on PSE / PBL, CME (Continuing Medical Education) Group Discussion and Peer Review. The focus will be on management according to the clinical practice guidelines of Malaysia. Students also have to complete a final SSM to meet the course requirement.

In the final year of study, all the students have to complete 5 weeks of elective posting in a center of excellence. Most of the students get their training at national centers/hospitals and quite a number choose to experience it overseas at reputed hospitals which include the ones in UK, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and India.


The University conducts the following examinations:

  • Professional Examination I – Year 1
  • Professional Examination II – Year 2
  • Professional Examination III – Year 3 (Forensic Medicine)
  • Professional Examination IV – (Subject taught in Years III & IV)
  • Professional Examination V – Year 5
Entry Requirements

A-Levels/STPM: Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
(Grade C can only be in either Physics or Mathematics)

AIMST Foundation in Science / Matriculation/Foundation in Science/Pre-medical course** (course ≥ 1 year in the same institution): CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

UEC: B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry, Physics, UEC Mathematics and Additional Mathematics

UNSW Foundation / MUFY / Western Australia Curriculum Council / HSC Sydney Australia / Trinity College Foundation Studies / Australian Universities Foundation Programmes / South Australian Matriculation / Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12 / Ausmat: Aggregate or average of 80% or equivalent of B in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics Or
80% ATAR provided the subjects include

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and
  • Physics or Mathematics

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 / New Zealand Bursary: Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

CPU / CIMP / Canadian Grade 12/13/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12: Average of 80% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.

Indian Pre-University: Average of 70% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology and Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB): 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level and attained a minimum score of 4 each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics

Diploma in Health Sciences (course ≥ 2 1/2 years or 5 semesters in the same: CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4) with min of 2Bs each in Biology and / or Chemistry and/or Physics AND 3 credits each in English and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject at School Certificate level

Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences: CGPA ≥ 3.0 (out of 4)

Degree in the Arts or Humanities: CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4)

Degree in the Arts or Humanities: CGPA ≥ 3.5 (out of 4)

**SPM/O-levels requirement : Applicants must have obtained 5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject.

Additional MQA requirements (as requested by FOM)
Applicant must NOT have failed in any other subjects listed in the results transcript.

Malaysian applicants who seek employment in the public sector are required to attain credit in Bahasa Malaysia & English.
All applicants should have attained a level of competence in English to enable them to complete the course successfully and achieved an equivalent competency of Band 4 MUET/TOEFL score of 550/IELTS score of 6.

Aptitude Test/Interview:
All eligible applicants are required to attend an aptitude test and interview (to be conducted by AIMST University) /and or a University Entrance Examination Additional Requirement from MMC

A person with any of the following shall be disqualified from entry into a medical programme:

  • found guilty of offence(s) affecting the human body; and/or
  • recent or serious dishonesty e.g. cheating at examination, falsification of documents, plagiarism; and/ or
  • serious physical or mental illness; and/or
  • serious communicable disease(s)

All correspondence with MMC, must be done 3 months prior to commencement of the course.

Note: AIMST University will officially notify you of the outcome of your application. Please take note that submission of the application does not constitute acceptance into the University

Intake Months

Registration Dates: 11 Sept

Intake Closing Dates: 25 Sept

Career Prospects
  • General Health Practice
  • Specialist Practice and University Teaching after Post graduation
  • Pursue Research

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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