‘Studying in the UK has been eye-opening. The people here have been absolutely welcoming and I feel that it will put me in a good position to start off my life as a doctor’ – Shawn Loh

In our film, we spoke with Dr John Chan Kok Meng, who received his medical training and qualifications in the UK, and was also awarded with a scholarship from the British High Commission. Dr John is a cardiothoracic surgeon at CVSKL, and attests to the benefits of being educated in the UK. 

Dr John shares words of encouragement with Shawn Loh, who has just begun her surgical career. Shawn is studying medicine at St. George’s University of London and is undertaking a work placement at a hospital in the seaside town of Torbay. Dr John and Shawn share big dreams of making a valuable contribution within their community, as they hope to improve the quality of life for many people in Malaysia. 

Medicine in the UK 

The UK is home to two of the top three medical schools in the world, but right across the country you’ll find a large number of excellent universities providing world-class medical tuition. In the UK you can access some of the most advanced learning environments in the world, with leadership from some of the most knowledgeable minds in every discipline.

So whichever field of medicine you’re most passionate about, a UK degree will give you the best possible preparation for a successful career.

Considering a career in medicine?

Here is some information about the medical courses featured in our film:

BMedSci and BMBS degrees at University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham offers an integrated BMedSci and BMBS degree program over five or six years, in which doctors are trained through innovative experiential learning in a world-class hospital and teaching facility. This includes anatomy utilising full-body dissection and early clinical experience, from year one, via patient contact and GP visits, with students entering full clinical phases part-way through year three.

Find out more about this degree at the University of Nottingham 

Clinical Trials at University of London

The Clinical Trials by distance learning programme will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the decisions affecting the design, delivery and assessment of clinical trials. Teaching is delivered by experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a world leading institution specialised in public and global health, part of the University of London.  

Find out more about the Clinical Trials by distance learning offered at the University of London 

PhD study at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. PhD study is offered across the College.

Discover more about PhD study at Imperial College London

Medicine at St George’s, University of London

Established for over 250 years, St George’s, University of London is the UK’s only university dedicated to medicine, healthcare, and science teaching and research. Sharing a campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, means students are immersed in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment from the start. The five-year MBBS programme is well established, quality-assured and recognised internationally. 

Learn more about medicine degrees at St George’s University of London 

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