But if you look at the current conditions in the country, I would like to advice to all straight As student (or 1B like myself) not to take medicine as your tertiary education... why? Firstly the number of doctors in Malaysia keep increasing every year,and the number of IPTA which offers medicine in malaysia alone also keep increasing.. and not to forget, Malaysia send thousands of student to study medicine in many countries like Russia, India, UK, Egypt, Jordan, Ireland, Indonesia and so on EVERY YEAR... so new data saying that in year 2015 which is 3 years from now... doctor is not a critical profession by then... and you might find jobless doctors in that year...
Secondly... Malaysia do not have a lot of hospitals to accomodate the large numbers of freshly graduated medical student (or HO), from the talk of one of professor of medicine in Malaysia, she (Dr Harlina) said that some department in hospital is full of HO up to 60 HOs... so you could evaluate yourself whether this HO is quality or not...(i'm not saying all HO is not quality, but if a large amount of HO in certain departments, you will not have the opportunity to do certain jobs well)
Thirdly... study of medicine is a long and tiring process... some take 5years, others 6... plus 2 years of HO.. for me myself I would sometimes regret of taking medicine as my tertiary education...(saja2 nak tambah, not a point actually, actually medicine is "best") You know what I give you one example... if you remember.. in the late 90s, the government encourage student to take science computer degree as the world of internet, computers, laptop are expanding, and a lot of student choose to take this degree.. but now.. we can see a lot of jobless people from this degree.. again I dont say all of them do not have job, but most them are jobless... (correct me if im wrong)
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The reasons why United States Of America is such a great major power in the world (as they claimed) nowadays is because a lot of research and technology were created everyday in a lot of fields such as military, science and so on... So the time has come for us, Malaysians to realized that we need to change our attitude and thinking, and help to develop this blessed and beautiful country...
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Lastly.. it is you who determined whether we are moving forward or otherwise....
(This article is just a personal opinion of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the current situation today)