On the 2nd and 3rd of February 2023, there was an entrance interview session for candidates from the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the selection to proceed to the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programmes under the scholarship of HLP (Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan) with CBBP (Cuti Belajar Bergaji Penuh). The two-day interview session was conducted from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm at the Le Meridien Hotel Putrajaya.
This interview session was hosted by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) joined by interviewers from the ministry, conjoint board, and other local universities such as Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). A total of 219 candidates were involved in this entrance interview and selected on the basis of passing the previous entrance exam organised by the National Public Health Conjoint Board.
From UM counterpart, the panellists were Professor Dr Victor Hoe, Associate Professor Dr Nik Daliana Nik Farid, Associate Professor Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki, Dr Lim Yin Cheng, Dr Rama Krishna a/l Supramanian, and the secretariat was Madam Norlissa Gani.