The profession of a doctor is a sacred one, one that is usually entered at the very beginning with a selfless, kind heart. Clinical medicine is the science of studying the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of disease, improving clinical care and promoting human health.

It combines the study of the causes, pathogenesis and pathological processes of disease from a holistic perspective based on the clinical manifestations of the patient, and then determines the diagnosis, with the aim of minimising the disease, alleviating the patient’s suffering, restoring the patient’s health and protecting the workforce through prevention and treatment. Clinical medicine is a science that deals directly with the disease and the patient and treats the patient directly. 

What is the clinical medicine profession?

It contains the following: Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dermatology and Venereology, Imaging Medicine and Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Clinical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Anaesthesiology and Emergency Medicine.

What are the courses in Clinical surgery? 

Human anatomy, histology and embryology, physiology, biochemistry, medical microbiology, medical immunology, pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostics, general surgery and surgery, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, infectious diseases, physical and chemical factors poisoning and disaster medicine, critical care medicine, emergency medicine.

What are the job prospects for clinical medicine?

In recent years, the demand for clinical medicine graduates has changed from an oversupply to an oversupply, making employment increasingly difficult. Due to the expansion of the scale of enrollment in higher medical schools, the total number of clinical medicine graduates has increased significantly, intensifying the competition for employment. At present, the majority of hospitals are not focusing on expanding their scale but on the urgent need for professionals with certain qualifications, and the situation of receiving a large number of graduates will not exist. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult for clinical medicine graduates to find employment. After graduation, clinical medicine students can work in medical and health care units, medical research and other departments to engage in medical and preventive, medical research and other aspects of work. Jobs in clinical medicine include pharmaceutical representative, pharmaceutical sales representative, sales representative, sales manager, product specialist, product manager, nurse, internist, regional sales manager, surgeon, clinical medicine representative, investment manager, etc.

In a nutshell, not everyone is suitable for clinical studies. First of all, you have to be able to suffer and resist stress. I do not recommend studying medicine for children from wealthy families, children who cannot suffer, or children whose family has the resources to allow you to lead a less strenuous and lucrative career. Once you have decided on this path, you could take a mbbs degree in Malaysia for study. 

Júlio Emilio Braz