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The Beginning of DrPath Program

It is not that I am busy to update my blog but rather more like I have no mood to do so. This low mood started on 1st June 2016 when I was accepted in Master Program.

I've written a few weeks ago that I am so sad instead of happy entering this program due to seperation with my family. I feel like I am not doing anything ever since. It was different. When I finish my study as a medical student, I have to be separated from my wife ( at that time just a girlfriend) for 2 years plus before we married. A few months after that, we also worked in different state so it kind of like Long term relationship all the way until she finally followed me to Sabah.

But now, it was not only about separating with her, but also with my 2 daughters. This make e feel so depressed compare to before.

Anyway, I was accepted to Master program and the registration date was on 1st June. As usual, registration day was hectic. It was like a market or something. And I can see that, we Malaysian are also considered Asian in term of queuing. It was supposed to be systematic but ends up chaotic and the University staff can't control hundreds of doctors in chaos. Trust me, no one can.

Met a few friends that day, but most of them just came for registration as they were taking out campus study so they will be going to the respective hospital where they were posted. For us in Pathology, all of us will be in University for this 1 year time, then later some of us will be going out for out campus training. For me, I will be in University for the next 4 years as I opted for in campus training.

On that day, we were given a simple briefing and I started to realise that I am not going to end up having Mpath (master in Pathology) but DrPath (Doctor in Pathology). Only UKM giving this title to their student who finished master program. What is the difference?

They will be technical differences which I cannot understand completely however, generally DrPath is considered to be the same level as Phd in term of recognition. As my friend told me, in medical field, master program will be this long 4-5 years programmed instead of 1-2 years. in 4-5 years study, you could end up having Phd already. Thus, master in medical field, are supposed to be recognise as Phd but since we already doctors, nobody care about that.

The title Doctor in _________ will ultimately give you the right to be called doctor. However, we already have that title. So will this matter to us.

So many technical thing, but from what I understand, when you bring your title Master in Pathology to oversea, Australia for example, you will not be recognised. You will be asked to take an exam or something before you were considered pathologist or any specialist there.

However, with DrPath title, or Doctor in ________ (fill in the blank), it will be recognised immediately that you are a specialist in that area as this title is the same as having Phd in overseas.

Get it? Maybe this is just basic thing my friend told me on what are the significant of having Dr Path instead of Mpath.

So in Malaysia, as I told, only UKM using this system.

So, perhaps I choose the right place to study I guess...

I will try to update my blog frequently as this is the only thing that can bring me out from the loneliness living alone in this big city...

Back in Library like old time...

A view of the front entrance of HUKM from our Pre-clinical building. 


  1. salam..what did you choose to get into this master program?was that master in pathology or doctor in pathology?

  2. I am very interested in the field of microbiology and it doctor in pathology program. Previously known as Master in Pathology but rebranded recently to a higher level

  3. Good evening Dr, im malar, going to sit for entrance exam on 14 dec, do u mind to share past year papers with us? my email

  4. Good evening Dr, im malar, going to sit for entrance exam on 14 dec, do u mind to share past year papers with us? my email

  5. Good evening Dr, im malar, going to sit for entrance exam on 14 dec, do u mind to share past year papers with us? my email

  6. Good evening Dr, im malar, going to sit for entrance exam on 14 dec, do u mind to share past year papers with us? my email


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