The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Lincoln University College (LUC) produces doctors who are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and professional attitude to succeed in the field. Approved by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and the Ministry of Higher Education, the program can be completed in five years, covering two phases.
Phase One comprises two years of studying Medical Sciences, while Phase Two comprises three years of clinical training. Each year consists of two semesters, each involving 20 weeks of teaching and learning. Clinicians participate in teaching activities in the second year. Inclusion of basic sciences lecturers during the third year provides the necessary vertical integration between basic medical sciences and clinical training. This training is conducted in government hospitals based in Lahad Datu, Semporna and Tawau.
Currently, the dean of Lincoln University College (LUC) Medical Facility is Datuk Dr Abdul Gani Mohammad Din, formerly Deputy Director General of Health (Medical) of the Ministry of Health. He was previously dean of the International Medical School in Bangalore. LUC’s lecturers, both local and foreign have vast teaching experience.
All students who graduate as doctors though LUC are eligible for housemanship positions in Malaysia and they are able to undergo this without sitting for qualifying exam. As required, all graduates are to serve two years with the government as part of compulsory service (that is, two years as a houseman). Those who intend to continue studying for professional development can pursue their postgraduate studies at medical universities locally and abroad.