- Thai government has made it compulsory to pursue two years of clinical training in the rural region after completing the graduation from medical education. - Faculty of Medicine Khon Kaen University has the largest number of seats for undergraduate medical degree.
GURUGRAM, India, Nov. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Overview of Medical Education in Thailand: In Thailand, the undergraduate medical сurriculum соnsists оf а 6-yeаr trаining рrоgrаmme tyрiсаlly divided intо three рhаses, i.e. yeаr 1 fоr generаl eduсаtiоn, yeаrs 2–3 соvering bаsiс mediсаl sсienсes, аnd yeаrs 4–6 fоr gаining сliniсаl exрerienсe. There аre twо mаin trасks fоr mediсаl trаining, "nоrmаl" аnd "rurаl", differing in their аdmissiоn рrосess, рlасe оf trаining аnd рlасe оf wоrk. Students frоm аnywhere in the соuntry саn аррly fоr nоrmаl trасk trаining thrоugh а сentrаl seleсtiоn рrосedure. Their trаining is undertаken in trаditiоnаl mediсаl sсhооls, аnd jоb рlасement is tо аny соmmunity hоsрitаl in the соuntry. Students аррlying fоr the rurаl trасk аre sрeсifiсаlly seleсted frоm the рrоvinсes. Their trаining is undertаken in regiоnаl оr рrоvinсiаl hоsрitаls, аnd jоb рlасement is tо соmmunity hоsрitаls in the рrоvinсes оr regiоns frоm whiсh they соme. The curriculum for both tracks is very similar, with clinical training usually taking place in tertiary or quaternary care hospitals and involving limited community experience.
Enablers of Medical Education in Thailand: Public health infrastructure is an essential driver for medical education and training in any country. It provides structure and unbiased opportunity to medical students to train and educate themselves. Thailand has significant medical infrastructure, with a total of 17,013 health care facilities as of October 2015. Of these, 56% are sub-district health promotion units, 28% are private clinics and 7% are primary care units. A total of 780, or 5%, are district hospitals; 1%, or 88, are provincial hospitals; and another 1% or 116 are "other" public hospitals. In total, the country has 336 private hospitals.
In recent years, the policy push has resulted in introduction of universal healthcare. This covers everyone in the country under the unified umbrella of insurance building a bridge between private hospitals and public hospitals; eventually increasing the demand of doctors and standardizing the quality of procedure between private and public institutions.
Another major factor which will eventually push for the demand for the increase in physicians is that the country is ageing faster than the rest of the world, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). An ageing population will create many business opportunities, in segments such as food provision, medical equipment development and sales, health services, and nursery and home-care services, according to the TDRI. The government is looking for ways to handle this demographic issue.
Vietnam Medical Education Sector has been facing many macro and micro challenges. Each challenge has a direct or indirect effect on the Quality of Education and Quantity of Medical Professional prevailing in the Industry. Some of the major challenges faced by the Industry are lack of standard entrance exam, Statutory and Regulatory Body like Medical Council, Lack of standardized entry channels for Residency programmes, Diverse syllabi and heavy reliance on theoretical foundations. Major Enabler in the Vietnam Medical Education Market is mostly the capacity to accommodate medical students and imbalance in the medical ecosystem with increase in support staff like optometrist and technicians.
Indonesia Medical Education Sector has been facing many macro and micro-challenges. Each challenge has a direct or indirect effect on the Quality of Education and Quantity of Medical professionals prevailing in the Industry. Some of the common challenges faced by the Industry are high fees of medical programs, absence of standardized admission process, and difficulty to crack exams. The Industry also faces a major challenge in the form of learning outcomes, there is a disparity between the skills of graduates and the needs of employers. Hence Medical Education needs a curriculum that improves the skills of the graduates. Major Enabler in the Indonesia Medical Education Market is mostly the great environment to accommodate students especially International Aspirants provided by the country owing to factors such as a large number of medical schools, good infrastructure, high employment opportunities, and excellent scholarship schemes.
Philippines Medical Education Sector has been facing many macro and micro-challenges. Each challenge has a direct or indirect effect on the Quality of Education and Quantity of Medical Professional prevailing in the Industry. Some of the major challenges faced by the Industry are Malpractices by Education Agents, Regional Education Disparities and more. Major Enabler in the Philippines Medical Education Market is mostly the great environment to accommodate students especially International Aspirants provided by the country.
Ophthalmology Market in Malaysia has witnessed a moderate rise over the review period 2015-20. Growth in Number of Ophthalmologists, Proportion of Ageing Population, Number of Patients with Eye Ailments, Technological Advancements in Surgeries, etc. has augmented the growth in Malaysia Ophthalmology Market. Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor are the regions with maximum consultations, majorly through Private Single Specialty Hospital/Clinics. The growth in Market was further supported by Rising Number of Diabetic Patients, Insurance Coverage for Surgeries like Cataract and Single Specialty Clinics/Hospitals Increasing their number of locations to cater to larger set of Patients.