All medical specialisation training offered in the country by institutions of higher learning, including partnership or twinning programmes with internationally certified bodies, are required to register with the higher education ministry and undergo an accreditation process.
Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) president Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the matter had been recommended and agreed to at a meeting between the MMC, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the health ministry and the higher education ministry on June 15.
The meeting also agreed that foreign qualifications acknowledged by the MMC or Parallel Pathways managed by the health ministry do not need to undergo the MQA accreditation process as they were not training programmes offered in the country and the health ministry only prepared the facilities for candidates as preparations for their examinations.
“The 407th MMC meeting on June 22 also took note of the matter and agreed with the recommendation of the joint meeting between MMC, MQA, and both ministries.
“As such, the MMC and MQA will ensure the quality of education programmes in the country relating to medical specialisations meet the set standard,” he said in a statement today.
He added that through the effort, more higher quality medical specialists can be created to fulfil the need for medical services in the country. - FMT