Registration requirement for pharmacists in Malaysia, Part-2
This blog is the continuation of my previous blog....
Initially a provisional registration is granted, new regulations concerning pupilage training and compulsory service came into effect on 2nd September 2004.These regulation means that any pharmacy graduate who completes his or her degree after September 2004 and who seeks to register as a pharmacist in Malaysia must
Apply for provisional registration with the Malaysian pharmacy board called the Lembaga Farmasi and undergo 12 months of pupilage training in a government hospital or institution.
Serve 3 years in a government hospital or institution, after which the graduate applies for full registration with the Malaysian pharmacy board
The pupilage training is taken at the government hospitals and institutions. The list of approved hospitals and institutions can be obtained from the website of the pharmaceutical services Division www.pharmacy.gov.my/html/index0.htm
The list includes the major district and general hospital located throughout the country, teaching hospitals attached to universities (including HUKM, Hospital USM, and University Malaya Medical Centre, Um) as well as the National pharmaceutical control Bureau, Petaling Jaya. Applicants can state their places of preference for training in the application form. Allocation of places depends on vacancies at each training location and the availability of trainers.
To apply for the provisional registration Graduates need to make two separate applications
To the Malaysian pharmacy board, for provisional registration by filling FORM1
To Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam, for appointment as a civil servant, by filling Form SPA8
Pharmacy Forensic/Jurisprudence Examination
The pharmacy board of Malaysia has put up as one of the requirements to get registered as pharmacists, the following groups of pharmacists need to pass this examination Provisionally registered pharmacists who are undergoing training Pharmacists registered in recognized country before 2 september 2004, who intend to get registered in Malaysia
The examinations are fixed 3 times a year in march, June and November.
For 2008 the dates of examination ane deadline for application are as follows:
24TH march- 3rd march
23rd june- 2nd june
24th November- 3rd November
The application forms can be obtained from
Secretary Pharmacy board of malaysia
Ministry of health
Lot 36, Jalan University
46350 Petaling Jaya
The Malaysian pharmaceutical society or MPS is organizing seminars and tutorials befor the examination. For further details please check the website at www.mps.org.my
For further information you should contact:
Pharmacy Board Of Malaysia
Ministry of health Malaysia
Beg Berkunci No 924
Pejabat Pos Jalan Sultan
46790 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7968 2218
Fax: 03-7968 2222