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)

Requirements (Mandatory)

  • 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:-
  1. 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
  2. To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic).

Requirements (Desirable)

  • 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
The programme of study comprises of two stages as follows:

Stage I (Year 1)

The emphasis of Stage I in this programme is on Applied Basic Sciences in Paediatric Surgery  and General Principles of Paediatric Surgery. This stage will require the candidate to successfully complete the following:-

Rotations

  • 6-month rotation in Paediatric Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre,
  • 6-month rotation in Paediatric Surgery, Hospital Tunku Azizah (Women & Children’s Hospital Kuala Lumpur).
*successful completion of a rotation is determined by an internal assessment of the candidate by an appointed supervisor(s) for each of the rotations

Examination

Master of Paediatric Surgery Part 1 Examinations.

Stage II (Years 2- 4)

The emphasis of Stage II of this program is on clinical Paediatric Surgery and its subspecialties, and the submission of a research dissertation. This stage will require the candidate to successfully complete the following:-

Rotations

  • 6-month block comprising:
    • 6-Week rotation in NICU
    • 6-Week rotation in PICU
    • 3-month elective rotation (in a relevant surgical specialty of the candidate’s choice with approval of the programme coordinator)
  • 6-month rotation in Paediatric Surgery Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
  • 6-month rotation in a Ministry of Health Paediatric Surgery centre in West Malaysia (outside Klang Valley)
  • 6-month rotation in a Ministry of Health Paediatric Surgery centre in East Malaysia
  • 6-month rotation in Paediatric Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre
  • 6-month rotation in Paediatric Surgery, Hospital Tunku Azizah (Women & Children’s Hospital Kuala Lumpur).
*successful completion of a rotation is determined by an internal assessment of the candidate by an appointed supervisor(s) for each of the rotations.

Dissertation

Submission of a research dissertation 6 months before the final exit examination *a submission is deemed satisfactory after assessment by a panel of assessors comprising of the academic staff of the Paediatric Surgery Division, University of Malaya

Examination

Master of Paediatric Surgery Final Examinations *Candidates are only allowed to sit for the examinations after successfully completing ALL their rotations and submitting their research dissertation 6 months before the exit examination.
  • Local Students RM 40,000
  • International Students RM 240,315

Fees are subject to amendment by the Management of the University of Malaya

Applications can only be made online via the following websites:

Master Programme:

http://ips.um.edu.my

Clinical Attachment:

http://mors.ummc.edu.my

For further information please contact:

Tel: 603-7967 3146 / 6695 / 7514 / 603-79492072 /2108 or
Email: medic_admin@um.edu.my