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Housemanship At Military Hospitals To Begin January 2017

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KUANTAN – The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) director-general of health services
Lt General Datuk Dr Abdul Razak Md Yusoff today announced that the housemanship
programme at military hospitals nationwide will begin on Jan 1 next year.

He said for a start, the programme would see 30 to 40 medical graduates be
deployed to do their housemanship at three military hospitals, namely the Tuanku
Mizan Hospital in Kuala Lumpur; Terendak Hospital in Melaka and Lumut Hospital
in Perak.

“Preparations for the implementation of the programme had begun two years
ago with strict supervision from the relevant authorities, including the
Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).

“So far, the MMC was satisfied with our preparations, facilities and
capability to run the programme and we are now awaiting the written approval for
policy and administration purposes,” he said.

Abdul Razak said applications for the programmes also came from foreign
students of Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health of Universiti Pertahanan
Nasional Malaysia (UPNM). – Bernama


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