Monash Medical School MBBS program — in Malaysia!

6 June 2014

Are you interested in studying medicine at Monash Medical School? Did you know that you can undertake your MBBS program at the Monash University  Malaysia campus instead of Australia?

Monash University Medical School
You can study medicine at Monash Medical School in Malaysia

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Monash Sunway Campus (Malaysia) offers in-demand courses such as the undergraduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). With a strong international reputation, the school continues to form new alliances with top universities around the world.
The MBBS program is designed to produce highly competent doctors. They are patient-centred, work-ready professionals, who are reflective, compassionate and committed to lifelong learning. The course provides a similar learning experience to the equivalent courses, offered at Monash’s Australian campuses, and the selection criteria, learning objectives and assessment are the same.

Why study a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)?

This truly international degree gives you the chance to study at one of the world’s top medical schools. Offered over five years at Sunway Campus, this interdisciplinary course provides world-class training in biomedical sciences, social sciences and clinical skills.
The course draws on Monash University’s world-leading expertise in medical practice and research, which includes treating premature babies at risk of brain disease, replacing heart valves without open-heart surgery and developing new cancer drugs. It also draws on the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ particular strengths in the cardio-metabolic field, infection and immunity, global public health and neuroscience.
The entry criteria, learning outcomes and the assessments including marking standards are the same as those in the Clayton campus in Australia.

Areas of Study

The medical curriculum incorporates four themes:

  1. Personal and Professional Development
  2. Population, Society, Health and Illness
  3. Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice
  4. Clinical Skills

Some of the areas of study include

  • molecules, cells and tissues
  • human development and growth
  • genomics
  • musculo-skeletal system
  • cardiovascular system
  • respiratory system
  • renal and endocrine systems
  • infectious disease
  • reflective practice
  • research and statistics
  • qualitative assurance
  • public health and population health
  • ethics and law

All OzTREKK students applying to medical school outside Canada are advised about post-graduation options to become licensed to practice medicine. It is important to know ahead of time, if you are interested in studying medicine at Monash Malaysia, that following graduation from this medical program, opportunities are limited within Malaysia to obtain a position as a doctor-in-training and become licensed to practice. Non-Malaysians will find it difficult to obtain an internship position in Malaysia. Graduates from Canada would need to apply to be matched for a residency back in Canada or in the US. OzTREKK offers medical licensing seminars for our students to help them understand the licensing process in Australia, Canada and the US, so you can make an informed decision about your medical school options.
Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Sunway Campus, Malaysia
Semester intake: March
Duration: 5 years

Did you know?

Monash University has 5 Victorian campuses and 2 international campuses:
Berwick campus is situated in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs, approximately 40 km from the city centre.
Clayton campus is Monash University’s main campus and is also the largest of the eight campuses. This campus is located approximately 20 km from Melbourne’s city centre.
Caulfield campus is located 9 km from Melbourne’s city centre, and is Monash’s second largest campus.
Parkville campus, also known as the Victorian College of Pharmacy is located 3 km north of Melbourne. It is alongside the University of Melbourne’s main campus.
Peninsula campus is located 43 km from the city of Melbourne.
Sunway campus is located in Malaysia, about 20 km from Kuala Lumpur.
South Africa campus is located at 144 Peter Road in Ruimsig. It can be accessed via the Western Bypass and is 8 km from the 14th Avenue exit and 6 km from the Pretoria/Krugersdorp Highway (N14).

For more details about the Monash Medical School in Malaysia, and about how to apply, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.