- Is the medical course in Xi'an Jiaotong University, China is recognized in Malaysia?
Regarding the recognition by the Malaysian Medical Council, you don't have to worry about it anymore because the news about Medical Qualifying Examination for students from unrecognized universities abroad just came out on January 2011 on The Star. You can read the news here http://bit.ly/etBPUo and this University is recognized by WHO, World Health Organization. Regardless of any foreign university east or west, all medical students who study abroad will have to sit for a licensing exam once they’ve completed their studies.
- What is the entry requirement for MBBS in this university?
If you have a good SPM results especially in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, then you stand a chance to be admitted to XJTU, (your result will be sent to the admission board/office of XJTU for review), a STPM, Foundation in Science, A-Levels and the equivalent will be of great help during your first year studies.
- In what language the lessons are taught in medical schools?
The lessons will be conducted in English medium, including the books and the lab experiments. The lessons have been taught in English medium since 1995. You have to study Chinese for one semester before you start your MBBS.
- Would you have regretted your decision of coming to China for studies instead of Russia?
I never regretted coming to China, most doctors that I know encouraged me to come here instead of other places.
- Is there any halal restaurant nearby?
There are quite a number of choices for halal food restaurants near the campus. You can also get halal meats and chickens in the supermarket conveniently located next to the medical campus.
- How many Malaysian students are studying now in XJTU?
I'm graduating in 2014 and we're among the first batch of Malaysians who came to XJTU to study MBBS. For now there are more than 50 Malaysian students studying in XJTU including medical course. The numbers of Malaysian students are increasing for each semester.
- How would you sum up the total learning experience in XJTU?
The study over here is quite tough and exciting at the same time. New experience and the learning method are different from other countries. They have complete anatomy specimens and models; from head to toe and from skin to bones. Students are exposed to the human cadaver on the first year. Lecturers are very dedicated, they don't mind if you ask the same questions over and over again. The teaching method is traditional methods (subject based) of course delivery.
- When are the intakes for studying in XJTU?
Intakes will be in March and September for each year.
- How many holidays do you get at this university?
Two holidays, winter break and summer break holiday for 5 weeks.