More than 300 participants, mainly medical officers and general practitioners, attended MARA Professional Entrepreneur Development Program (Program Pembangunan Usahawan Profesional) or ProSPEC, in collaboration with UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak. The event was held on Saturday, 14th July 2018 at Premiera Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and was officially launched by Y. Bhg Dato' Azhar bin Abdul Manaf, the MARA Director General
The program was initiated by MARA with the objective of inviting medical practitioners mainly Bumiputeras to set up their own business by opening clinics under the brand name of U n I Klinik (You and I Clinic). MARA has allocated 6 million ringgit to finance the program.
Candidates who fulfil the criteria need to attend the Professional Entrepreneurs training on 21st July 2018. Only 40 candidates will be selected and 20 will be shortlisted to attend the next training scheduled in November 2018.
The 20 candidates will receive financial aid amounting to RM 300,000 from MARA and intensive training will be provided. The RM300,000 financial aid is for clinic rental, renovation, drugs, consultation services, marketing, monitoring the progress of the clinic and installing medical equipment. To support the initiative, MARA has decided to appoint these clinics as MARA panel clinics.