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fira1007
15-07-2008, 01:09 PM
hello everyone
can anyone tell me
what is the benefit of taking stpm instead of others pre-u progrme or dip?
for some1 that plan to further in health science discipline
eg : medicine , pharmacy , dentistry
what are the suitable subjects that should be taken for stpm.
i heard that it must not more than 5 subjects.
general study n english are compulsory isn't it?
:rolleyes:

sulynx
15-07-2008, 05:29 PM
hello everyone
can anyone tell me
what is the benefit of taking stpm instead of others pre-u progrme or dip?
for some1 that plan to further in health science discipline
eg : medicine , pharmacy , dentistry
what are the suitable subjects that should be taken for stpm.
i heard that it must not more than 5 subjects.
general study n english are compulsory isn't it?
:rolleyes:

stpm is only good if you want to get into public uni, in my opinion. if you want to study something in the medical field, just take up the relevant science subjects in the science stream. yes, you can only take up to 5 subjects - you wouldn't want to take any more even if you could, seriously. if you intend to study a medical-related degree, you should have very good stpm results. if you don't, chances are pretty much nil for getting a course in that field.

fira1007
16-07-2008, 01:10 PM
oh..thank for ur opinion :)

fRaNkY
16-07-2008, 01:29 PM
Yeah, if u plan to study in Msian public univ you need stpm.

Else, if you can afford. Get the foreign degree in Msia...like monash...

Check where you can study your interest and check your options... :)

kwchang
16-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Think many times if you intend to do a medical degree.

Firstly, the cheapest is to do it locally but for most applicants, the requirement is absolutely straight A's and a good extra-curricular background. With the limited places, this is basically beyond most of the applicants.

Then if you thought of doing it outside the country, please note that even with a twinning programme at a local center, the academic costs would probably start from as low as RM500,000 (half a million Ringgit). This itself is beyond a lot of people unless you can get a full scholarship. I stand to be corrected as I do not know the real fees ... maybe it is cheaper in India or Russia?

After all that, you should ask yourself ... are you into this to serve humanity or to make money? If you are aiming for a life of luxury with a fat income, I would suggest you do something else. A medical profession is not a bed of roses. Have you seen the way some General Practitioners become prisoners of their own profession - working and working throughout their waking hours with very little time for their families just because they want to make more money? It is a noble profession but the professional needs to have noble intentions - remember their hippocratic oath