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Master Of Surgery (General Surgery)

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    4 Years
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Taking into account Malaysia’s pressing need to produce specialists in various medical disciplines in

order to promote advancements in medicine, the Kulliyyah of Medicine offers Master’s and Doctoral

degree programmes, as well as postgraduate clinical programmes in various specialized disciplines.

Programme Description

  • Year One (1) will comprise of one year posting in General Surgery. The trainee is expected to carry

    out course-work in additional to their clinical commitments. The course work will include case writeup, journal reviews, participate in basic surgical skills training and research methodology training

    workshops and also maintain a log book.
  • Year Two (2) will comprise of four specialty postings of which Neurosurgery, Urology and Paediatric

    Surgery are mandatory while the trainees are given an option of selecting Cardiothoracic, Intensive

    Care or Plastic Surgery as their fourth posting.

  • Year Three (3) will comprise of the trainees functioning as Registrars in General Surgery. The trainees

    will be posted in subspecialties within General Surgery namely Upper Gastrointestinal and

    Hepatobiliary, Breast and Endocrine, Colorectal and Vascular Surgery.

  • Year Four (4) will comprise of the trainees functioning as Senior Registrars in General Surgery. The

    trainees are expected to attend the stipulated workshop and actively participate and organize other

    CME activities in addition to their clinical commitments. The clinical commitment will involve

    postings in General Surgery subspecialties namely Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary, Breast

    and Endocrine and Colorectal Surgery,

The course work will include case write-ups, journal reviews, basic minimally invasive surgical skills

training, endoscopy training and maintaining a log book. In addition to these, the trainee should

prepare a thesis which must be submitted towards the end of the programme and also participate in

the stipulated workshops.

Our programme will include Islamic input, ethics and humanities throughout the duration of the


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Detailed entry requirements


  • Possesses a MBBS / MD degree or equivalent qualification from an institution recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). 
  • Had undertaken at least one year of post-full registration clinical experience, preferably in a surgically-related field, certified by the relevant authorities.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants are required to present a valid certificate for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT) with required minimum scores of 550 (TOEFL) and 6.0 (IELTS & EPT - individual bands)

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