We are one of two paediatric surgery centres in the country providing a structured paediatric surgery training programme. Every member of the division is deeply committed to ensuring a high standard of clinical teaching and surgical training. To date, the Master of Paediatric Surgery programme has produced over 40 paediatric surgeons rendering paediatric surgical services accessible all over Malaysia. Postgraduate training activities include the following:-
- Weekly postgraduate teaching activities, including:-
- Radiology Conference
- Clinical Pathology Conference
- Journal Club
- Weekly perioperative meetings discussing upcoming and recently performed surgeries, attended by all members of the department
- Monthly nationwide paediatric surgery trainee teaching conducted online
We are also directly involved with teaching of Master of General Surgery postgraduates.
Undergraduates in the University of Malaya Medical Program (UMMP) receive exposure and formal clinical teaching through lectures during their surgery rotation, and bedside clinical teaching during the paediatric rotation. Our division forms part of the examiner team for the UMMP examinations.
Members of the division are also involved in teaching and academic activities as speakers in
- International multicentre webinars and conferences
- Local conferences and seminars
- Postgraduate Nursing Lectures
MASTER OF PAEDIATRIC SURGERY (MPaedSurg)
- Possess a basic medical degree (MBBS, MD, MBChB or Equivalent) recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council
- Successfully completed housemanship
- Minimum of 6 months rotation in General Surgery (excluding housemanship)
- Obtain a minimum standard in the entrance examination as determined by the National Conjoined Board for Paediatric Surgery
- Language requirements – A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language shall be required:-
- To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT), a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT), or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); – OR
- To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic).
- Prior experience in Paediatric Surgery
- Other postgraduate examinations (eg. Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgery, MRCS)
- Relevant courses, e.g.
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
- Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
- Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patients (CCrISP)
- Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NoTSS)
- Basic Laparoscopy
- Basic Endoscopy
- Basic Surgical Skills
- Publications / Presentations