Monday, June 4, 2012

Respons to Medical Entrance Test (MET) MSU - Tips

Assalammualaikum wbt and greetings!

Post kali ni RNS nak menjawab persoalan my bakal-bakal junior MBBS di MSU. Ramai pulak yang send me emails and comments about tips nak sit MET and interview.
First of all, thank you for spending your time reading my entries. Secondly, I congratulate you because you have chosen to pursue in medical field! Hope this is really your own choice of study. If not, please sit back and think again. Talk to your parents. Is this what you really want to do? Sincerely?
Not everyone have the chance to enter medical school after all. :)

Okay RNS tak nak la guna ayat-ayat skema sangat. So, assume as i'm talking to you in personal okay.

3 Frequently asked questions:

1. Macam mana nak prepare for MET? What subjects i have to revise?

Answer: 4 subjects. Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

2. Topics?

Answer: Clearly everything basic sciences yang you all dah belajar sepanjang matrik, asasi, or diploma in science. I could not recall all but one thing i know bio yang senang selalunya. Basic knowledge macam cells and its organelles, types of nutritions like macromolecules and stuff. Maths pulak banyak algebra. Chemistry hmm try to look on organic molecules. Physics the common one acceleration, velocity, forces.
To sum up, u dont have to go really deep into all these subjects. MET is just to test that you have sciences background and crirtical thinking. But remember dont take things for granted. Sekarang ramai orang yang pandai-pandai. You are living in a very competitive world now.

3. Interview? What to expect from interviewer?

Answer: Inilah soalan yang paling subjektif nak jawab. Mesti you all dah try google cara-cara nak menghadapi interview kan? if yes, then go ahead with the preparation. RNS bukanlah bagus sangat nak bagi2 tips ni but i can only share with you based on my past experience je lah.

Okay, so far in my life i've faced 2 interviews je. The first one is for scholarhip Pengajian Ijazah Luar Negara (PILN) perubatan JPA. Second is to enter medic MSU. In my case, for both interview soalan from interviewer lebih kurang je. Soalan yang RNS dapat:
"Tell me about yourself."
"What achievements you had in school days? Co-curriculum activities?"
"WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A DOCTOR?" --> Inilah soalan yang interviewer paling suka tanya!
"Why doctor? Not accountancy?" --> soalan ni RNS dapat waktu interview JPA. Diorang tanya sebab my family background semuanya related to banking areas. And yet i'm choosing medic.
 "What do you expect from IMS (international medical school MSU) in your future?"
Korang tak payah pening-pening fikir interviewer akan tanya tentang theory subjek yang korang belajar. Ikut nasib la. Selalunya interviewer ni nak cari how far your personalities show that you are interested in pursuing medicine. Be honest to every questions that they ask. Kalau x tahu, jawab je tak tahu! Tapi pandai2 la buat ayat. Its better to be honest daripada korang mengelabah tak tentu pasal waktu session tu kan. Last but not least, kalau boleh tanya la satu soalan kat interviewer tu. Apa2 pun jadilah. Tujuannya nak show that you are very determined for your application. Contoh, "Prof/Dr, If i may, can i ask you a question?" For sure interviewer akan teruja punya nak jawab. "Yes, of course you may."
"What are the chances for me to be accepted in this programme?" (soalan ni yg RNS tanya sebab i want to know how far i've progressed in this interview. At the same time sengaja nak tunjuk betapa I'm very keen to enter medicine.)

Before I end my writing, nasihat untuk you. Please try to be as calm as possible BEFORE and DURING the interview. . And remember to just be yourself okay! InsyaAllah dipermudahkan. For my muslim brothers or sisters, please baca doa ni Doa Mudah Berbicara sebelum exam or interview. Moga anda dapat apa yang anda inginkan. I wish you best of luck dear! Semoga kita berjumpa di kampus nanti. Give me feedback kalau dapat nanti ye!^_^

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This entry is my response to my medical entry test (MET) and interview.


  1. Slm wbt and a very good evening senior. can I call u senior?, cos I'm actually intend to pursue my studies in this field.
    First of all, thanks for your entries. I have fun and sure get inspirations by reading ur post.
    Allow me to get straight to the point. Actually, I've taken the MSU MET couple weeks ago, and they've called me earlier informing me that I pass the test+interview and offered the MBBS course. Alhamdulillah...^^
    But the problem is about my financial. As u know, MBBS in MSU is really expensive. My family is not rich, and my parents have many other dependents. Other than that, I still have to consider my age. Since it took about 5years to study medicine, I will be too old (I think) before I became a doctor officially..
    (p/s: I am now 24years old. Assume I'll became a doctor at the age of 29/30)
    Beside that, I also got an offer to continue my studies in Biotechnology at a local university. But the course field will be 180deg different from what I've taken before. I am an undergraduate in Diploma of Medical Lab Technology.
    I am actually in dilemma whether i should pursue my dream to become a doctor, or just let it go and take a different path. I have a very keen interest in medicine and it was my dream to become a doctor since young. But my parents suggest i should just accept the biotech offer and let go of my dream considering the problems I've mentioned above.
    If u were in my place, which one would you choose...?
    Also, does MARA fully support MSU MBBS? How to apply? What are the requirements or terms to apply?
    Thanks in advance for anyone who give feedbacks^*

  2. norakirayumi: Thank you for your time reading my entries. Hmm.. i see.. i'll try to give my opinions regarding your situation. But remember, you are the one who will decide which path you will take.

    1. Financial problems. FYI, MBBS course in any university especially the privates is expensive. In fact, it is the world's number one most expensive school fees. Yup, you definitely need sponsors.

    2. MARA scholar/loan. Yes, Mara fully recognized MBBS in MSU. To get information further on how to apply, I think its best if you refer your MSU caunselor and ask every doubts about MARA application. I may not answer regarding this matter personally bcoz i believe they have their own updated requirements and terms.

    3. Age. Actually age doesnt matter IF YOU REALLY DETERMINED to do medicine. The truth is, many of my batchmates continue medicine eventhough they graduated from Pharmacy degrees, Biomedicine degrees or Medical Lab dip past 4 years. To consider, quite a number of my friends who are older than your age. It depends on you, how u plan your life? Do you want to concentrate on medicine? Do you not mind if say, u r married and have your own family at the same time going through a campus life?

    4. Parents advice. I see that your parents care for you. They actually want the best in your future. Remember that. But sometimes, you need to consider yourself too. If you follow their suggest, do you think you will be able to handle the outcomes? Try to think beyond and you definitely need to discuss it with your family. Make them understand what you feel right to do in your life.

    Personally, I experienced this dilemma too. I almost let go my dream on medicine and were about to pursue BioTech degree in USM with JPA scholar. Most of my aunts and uncles advised to go for USM but somehow i didnt feel like i want to. At the end, I know what I really want and pray to Allah about my choice. Indeed, i promise to myself to accept any consequences or hardship. Alhamdulillah, I went through it and everything runs smoothly with the help from HIM.

    I hope you can think wisely and choose the right path for your future. After all, you are the one will decide. Trust yourself, thats the most important! ^_^