Primary care in Malaysia receives and treats thousands of Malaysians every day, both private and public sectors working to supply the general public with quality care. Yet unfortunately there is little that medical students across the globe know about general practice in Malaysia; the work general practitioners do, the care they provide and how this care is provided through a dual service of public and private clinics. The voice of general practitioners in Malaysia is often one taken for granted, something that does not receive the audience it deserves.
This session aims to impart vital information on the current landscape of GP practices in Malaysia. An essential component to our healthcare system and a staple fixture in all communities throughout the country, GP clinics are facing serious financial issues, driven by a purported oversupply of clinics among other factors. What is to become of the neighbourhood clinic – a familiar fixture and often vital bridge between patients and specialist hospitals? We will explore these burning issues, many of which are very close to home, in this new addition to this year’s summit.