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Master Pathology Entrance: Taxi? Bus? Car? Sabahan Dilemma..

I am a little busy lately, studying hard to get through the entrance exam to continue study in Master Pathology program. Its a normal thing for all the candidates or whoever that want to pursuit further study to have a Master degree.

Sabahan dilemma... I am not a pure Sabahan as I am from Labuan but yes, Labuan are located in Sabah. Maybe its a federal territory but it does not make it nearer to Kuala Lumpur or Putrajaya or something. Thus, geographically, I have to consider myself as a Sabahan.

Taking this entrance exam has been a dilemma for such people from Sabah. We have to study hard for the exam, at the same time, we have to plan our leave from work, and the most trouble some thing is, we have to use aeroplane to go to KL just for a few hours of exam.

There were no other way to go there from 'oversea' as my friend said, he too had difficulty in arranging money for the ticket at this time of the year (end of year, holiday season, on).

I wonder how fortunate to be a Malaysian in peninsular. The worse thing that can happen is to use bus or train. If you have your own car, you can just drive to KL or Putrajaya.

Is it unfortunate to be a Sabahan that wanted to continue further study? Well, I am not sure on how to answer that. For the entrance exam, consider this... We had to get at least 2 days extra leave for travelling, purchase an air ticket, the minimum for a cheap fare ticket cost around RM250-RM300 per trip. Hotel in KL would cost Rm170 plus per night unless you want to sleep at the airport or at the park, or mosque or something.

There were two separate occasion, one is entrance exam course, the other one is entrance exam and interview, unfortunately this year happen to be held in one week apart. Meaning need to take two return trip to KL. Twice accomadation or hotel, twice the price for taxi or train.

Roughly, need around RM1500-RM2000 just for the entrance exam. You are not sure whether you will pass or not. If you fail, then that money will be considered spent on the exposure of the exam and as a preparation for a better planning on next year attempt.

Sigh. As a doctor, with family, 2 children, in this economy, that much money is significantly affecting my monthly financial planning.

No matter what, that money, at least spend on a good thing. Its a proof of our effort to get this thing done.

I just wonder that it must be very lucky to be born in the other side of the country.

By the way, I am going for the entrance exam on the 16th. Wish me luck.


  1. And do you hv the question bank fr mpath...?

  2. I have. You want? But now all question. I only have a few of them.


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