There are great opportunities for doctors to work in Malaysia. The Health System in Malaysia is excellent and focuses on Research, Education and Service, to provide the best outcomes for both clinicians and patients. Medical Tourism is also a very important industry in Malaysia, as it is through many parts of Asia.
Private hospital positions can be rather difficult to obtain but it is possible for suitably qualified candidates as specialists/consultants.
Malay, or Bahasa Melayu is the national language. English is the second language, widely spoken, and is taught in schools. Other Languages spoken are Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Cantonese, Khek, etc), Tamil, Thai and others.
The lifestyle here is progressively becoming more and more modern with great exposure to the western culture. In Kuala Lumpur in particular, the way of life does not stray too far away from what is happening in the Western world now.
Malaysia is the meeting point of many diverse cultures, followed by people from various parts of the world. Malaysia truly is a melting pot of diversity and beauty. It boasts beautiful beaches and ancient, unsullied landscapes – but also rapidly growing cities with cutting edge architecture and world leading shopping facilities. Despite their many different backgrounds, Malaysians live in harmony.
The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Islam is the official religion of the country, however Malaysia is very tolerant and other religions are widely practised.
Official Portal of the Ministry of Health in Malaysia (English)
Official Portal of the Minisry of Health in Malaysia (Bahasa Melayu)
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