Originally Posted by buttercup
The reason for starting a new thread is because here i will be talking about students who will be sitting for their SPM in 2012. ( As we all know every now and then things change and infos on certain issues posted few years ago won't be the same again such as (it seems only for the students who sat for SPM in 2011 - who will be taking matrics in 2012/2013 - non-bumi allocation is 1500).
1. My son is sitting for his SPM in 2012. He wants to do medicine. We have applied for matrics - choices Sleangor, Penang & Kedah ( after doing some research)
2. We will only know the result for matrics in May/June 2013. If we wait and don't get we will be wasting 5-6 months. If immediately after his SPM, using his trial result he applies to do foundation in Jan 2013, he can finish by end of 2013. The he may be able to start his medice in Jan at some of the u here. Is it possible and adviceable?
3. Can non-bumis apply for asasi? which u does provide asasi for non-bumi. Correct me if i am wrong, UPM and UPNM only right? UPM only offers asasi pertanian while UPNM is for tentera. That means does he has to serve the tentera even he if enrolls as pelajar awam? How do we apply to UPNM ?
4. If he wants to do foundation, which is the best and recognised university in Malaysia? Is this u recognised n oversea?( If he wants to work in overseas incase we don't get public u?)
5.Is asasi sains hayat and asasi fizikal the same? I understand that they have to take different subjects. Can both students do medicine?
I would like to thank everyone in advance for your time.
nice to meet you.
1.) Basically, it's a good choice for you to apply for matriculation since it's a fast track programme. Hope that i can help here. I was a matriculation graduate and do be prepared that sometimes you dont get the matriculation colleges that you have selected. In my case, i was given pahang matriculation. It was a great college with good lecturers.
By all means, just go for any matriculation colleges that was offered despite being far from home. It would be a better choice to gain entry to public universities. If your son is active in his cocuriculum in matriculation, he might stand a chance getting into UM for medicine.
I've got some friends who got medicine in UM, provided they scored 4 flats and 95 above for cocuriculum.
2.) You may go for it if u can afford it.
But do check out for recognition from MQA for universities that offered medicine first. But a better way to study medicine would be through matriculation, as it really saves you a lot. Most private universities offer medical degree at a cost of half a million or not, a quarter of it (it's enough to buy you a house with that money
3.) Most asasi are for bumiputera. Sorry.. dont really know much about upnm and upm stuffs.
However, for medical courses in UPNM, u have to undergo an interview first. It is different from other medical courses in other public universities.
4.) You can consider MUFY. It is offered by Monash University Malaysia and accredited by Malaysian Medical Council and Australian Medical Council. It allows u to work both in malaysia n australia. Another one, u can go for KBU foundation in science. They are collaborating with IMU medical courses starting this year (if i'm not mistaken) and enables KBU foundation in science students to further their studies in IMU medical courses. If your son got matriculation, he can apply medical courses in UM or UKM through UPU application process. Only medical degrees in UM and UKM are recognised by Singapore.
5.) Are you meaning sains hayat and sains fizikal in matriculation? Yes, they do take different subjects. For sains hayat, your son will be studying biology but for sains fizikal, biology is replaced by physics. Both of these asasi is eligible to take medicine, but normally UM and UKM accepts asasi sains hayat students, and USM accepts asasi fizikal students.
But for ur information, there are new systems in matriculation starting last batch 2011/12. We are differentiated into 3 modules. Module 1 (bio, phy, chem, math). Module 2 (phy, chem, math, computer science) and Module 3 (bio, chem, math, computer science). Both module 1 and 3 stand a chance to be admitted into medical courses in UM. But to play safe, it is always better to go for module 1 in matriculation.
As long as your son score well in his SPM and provided he has high cocuricular marks of 80 or 90 above, dont worry, he shall stand a chance getting into matriculation.
Hope this helps. Have a nice day.