Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)(R2/721/6/0032) (07/25) (MQA/FA 4034)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) lesson

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Established in Malaysia’s northern state of Kedah Darul Aman, the Faculty of Medicine at AIMST University is a campus-based private sector institution. Since its inception, AIMST has been committed to providing world-class education at affordable rates, aligning with the vision of its esteemed founder, Tun Dato’ Seri Utama S. Samy Vellu.

Currently, the Faculty of Medicine is welcoming its 30th batch of first-year students, a testament to its enduring legacy and commitment to nurturing future healthcare professionals. With over 2500 alumni, AIMST University has established itself as a reputable institution, producing graduates who excel in various fields of medicine locally and globally

The MBBS program offered by AIMST University is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), ensuring that it meets stringent standards of quality and excellence.

In addition to its undergraduate MBBS program, the Faculty of Medicine at AIMST University also offers Bachelors in Biomedical sciences and postgraduate programs at the master’s and PhD levels

One of the distinguishing features of AIMST University is its internationally experienced faculty. This diverse faculty enriches the learning environment, exposing students to a global outlook and ensuring that they are well-prepared to meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world.

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer OpportunityKey Highlights

Programme Outline

The MBBS programme is an outcome based integrated curriculum across five years. The curriculum is divided into two phases preclerkship phase (year 1 & 2) and the clerkship phase ( year 3,4 & 5).

The Preclerkship phase is of two years at the AIMST University campus .This phase lays the foundation for the clinical programme by ensuring a comprehensive teaching learning and assessment of the organ systems .This phase also exposes the student to the community and patients early in their education and ensures adequate development of ethics, professionalism and empathy which are essential components of a future doctor. The year 1 & 2 systems are:

Introduction to basic sciences Nervous system
Immunology & Haematology Endocrine & Reproductive system
Musculoskeletal system Renal system
Cardiovascular system Integrated system module
Respiratory system Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Gastrointestinal system First clinical attachment
Primary care interphase Patient Safety and Biosafety
Special Study Module

Clerkship phase
The clerkship phase consists of three years divided into the junior and senior clerkship years. The clerkship phase consist of training at the government hospitals .Year 3 & 4 has clinical sessions at the hospitals everyday with small group theory sessions in the campus . The year five (senior clerkship) is completely at the Hospital Sultana Bahiya .The students learn by shadowing the housemen and observing the process and procedures in the wards along with clerking patients, in readiness for becoming a houseman.

Junior clerkship phase consists of:

Medicine Medicine
Surgery Surgery
Maternal and Child Health – OB & G Psychiatry
Maternal and Child Health – Paediatrics Maternal and Child Health – OB & G
Orthopaedics Maternal and Child Health – Paediatrics
Community Medicine Orthopaedics
Family Medicine Accident & Emergency
Forensic Medicine ENT
Special Study Module Ophthalmology
Dermatology Family Medicine
Co-Curricular Activities Anaesthesiology
Community Medicine

Senior Clerkship (Year 5) consists of :

Electives (National/International)
Maternal and Child Health – Paediatrics
Maternal and Child Health – OB & G
Family Medicine
Palliative Care
Basic Life Support

Minimum Entry Requirements

A-Levels / STPM Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
AIMST Foundation in Science / Matriculation / Foundation in Sciences / Pre-Medical courses** (courses ≥ 1 year in the same institution) CGPA 3.0 (out of 4) in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
UEC B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
UNSW Foundation /MUFY/ Western Australia Curriculum Council/ HSC Sydney Australia/ Trinity College Foundation Studies/ Australian Universities Foundation Programmes/ South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/ Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12/ Ausmat Aggregate or average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics Or 80% ATAR provided the subjects include Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics
National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 / New Zealand Bursary Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
CPU/CIMP/Canadian Grade 12/13/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12 Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
Indian Pre-University Average of 70% in 3 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Pass the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Diploma in Health Science (courses ≥2 1/2 years or 5 semesters in the same institution) CGPA ≥ 3.0 and minimum 2 Bs in Biology and / or Chemistry and/ or Physics and 3 Credits each in English, Mathematics or Additional Mathematics and another subject at School Certificate Level
Other qualifications Will be assessed and referred for approval on case by case basis

  • For Malaysian students MUET band 4 needed
  • For international candidates pass IELTS with min band of 6.0 or TOEFL with min 550 paper-based or equivalents
  • SPM /O- levels requirement: Applicants must have obtained (5Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject.
  • Malaysian applicants who seek employment in the public sector are required to attain credit in Bahasa Malaysia & English

Career Opportunities

There are multiple career pathways:

  • Clinician and specialist with various specialisations. You can choose to serve as a general practitioner after horsemanship training and registration with MMC. Or you can choose to become a specialist in the chosen field after the prescribed period of training as medical officers in the specialty, and later move on to subspecialities.
  • Nonclinical specialties
  • Pure Researchers
  • Academic pathways
  • Entrepreneurs

Key Highlights

  • MQA accredited programme with national recognition and acceptance by the ministry of health.
  • AIMST University, faculty of medicine is entered in the Avicenna’s directory for Medicine in 2010 (Avicenna, the successor to WHO is currently referred to as the World Directory of Medical Schools).
  • Clinical postings at the government hospitals in Kedah with about 2000 plus hospital beds available for training
  • Internationally trained and experienced staff preparing the students for local and global requirements.
  • Extensive panel of external examiners and advisors(both ,national and international) ensuring continuous quality improvement


I am grateful to AIMST for constantly encouraging and developing my confidence and ability to excel under the guidance of professional educators and in a great learning environment. It has shaped me in countless ways and set me on a path for success.


Dr. Karunai Vael Subramaniam

Wound Care Physician & General Practitioner, Selangor

My journey to becoming an infectious disease physician started from AIMST. The education I acquired here was the platform that allowed me to pursue my further education as well as become a better doctor. Apart from a robust syllabus, the educators in AIMST were truly inspiring. I am grateful for my time in AIMST as it made me the person I am today. I hope that AIMST will continue to produce more capable healthcare professionals as our country is in need of them.


Dr. Suvintheran Thangavelu

Infectious Disease Specialist, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban

I believe that exceptional performance is rooted in a strong foundation, which was established during my time at Aimst University. Aimst University equipped me with essential skills crucial for my professional endeavors. It stands out as an institution that not only fosters career development but also enhances unique competencies and skill sets, empowering us to excel professionally.


Dr. Santhi Subramaniam

Public Health Physician, Head of Outbreak Response Section, National Public Health laboratory, Ministry of Health Malaysia

Reflecting on my journey as an AIMST alumni fills me with gratitude and pride. The university's holistic approach to education sculpted not just my intellect, but my character. From inspiring mentors to a rich tapestry of experiences, AIMST cultivated in me the skills and confidence to navigate the professional world with aplomb.


Dr. Anu Suria Ganason

Family Medicine Specialist and Medical Lecturer at the University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Nilai, Negeri Sembilan