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Medical Specialist Program

MASTER OF MEDICINE, MASTER OF SURGERY & MASTER OF PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS
Full time based only
Minimum candidature is 4 years and maximum 7 years
Admission is June yearly
 
Medical Based Programs
 
Master of Medicine [Anaesthesiology]
Master of Medicine [Emergency Medicine]
Master of Medicine [Family Medicine]
Master of Medicine [Internal Medicine]
Master of Medicine [Paediatrics]
Master of Medicine [Psychiatry]
Master of Medicine [Radiology]
 
Surgical Based Programs
 
Master of Medicine [Obstetrics & Gynaecology]
Master of Medicine [Ophthalmology]
Master of Medicine [Orthopaedics]
Master of Medicine [Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery]
Master of Medicine [Surgery]
Master of Surgery [Neurosurgery]
Master of Surgery [Plastic Surgery]
 
Laboratory Based Programs
 
Master of Pathology [Anatomic Pathology]
Master of Pathology [Chemical Pathology]
Master of Pathology [Clinical Immunology]
Master of Pathology [Haematology]
Master of Pathology [Medical Genetics]
Master of Pathology [Medical Microbiology]
 
Minimum entry requirements
 
1.    Candidate MUST possess Medical Degree, such as MBBS, MD, MBChB or equivalent qualification accepted by the University Senate and is registered with the Malaysian Medical Council [MMC]
 
2.    Candidate MUST also possess at least 2 years experience after graduation, either in hospitals or other institutions certified and accepted by the University Senate
 
  • Extra requirement for M.S [Neurosurgery]
Candidates must also possess 12 months of experience working in varying surgical specialties of which General Surgery is compulsory for at least 6 months in duration and Neurosurgery compulsory for at least 12 months duration. These attachments must be done in a hospital or institution certified and accepted by the University Senate and/or the by the Ministry of Health Malaysia after completion of Housemanship
 
  • Extra requirement for M.S [Plastic Surgery]
Minimum eighteen (18) months experiences in General Surgery and six (6) months in other surgical base postings as a medical officer
 
3.    Local candidates are also required to attend a pre-test/interview before the final selection
4.    Foreign candidates are required to go through a 3 to 6 months clinical attachment and assessment at the respective department prior admission
5.    Candidate MUST also in good physical and mental condition
 
 
English requirements for foreign candidate
 
All foreign candidate applying for any postgraduate programs at School of Medical Sciences, USM must possess any of following requirements :
 
TOEFL [paper-based test] with minimum score of 550 OR
TOEFL [computer-based test] with minimum score of 213 OR
TOEFL [internet-based test] with minimum score of 80 OR
IELTS with minimum score of Band 6
 
Exception may be considered should candidate possess any of following requirements :
 
English is the candidate’s mother toungue language OR
English was the intermediate language while pursuing undergraduate degree OR
 
English course offered by British Council OR
School of Language, Literacies & Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia OR
Any Malaysian institute of higher education
[courses and level of course must be endorsed by USM Postgraduate Council, MPSU]
 
Fee Structure
 
Duration (Semester)
Total Tuition Fee
Min.
Max.
Malaysian
International
8
14
RM54400.00
USD20400.00
 
 
Disclaimer:
Fees are subject to change by University without prior notice. Candidates are advised to check the latest rates.
 
Curriculum Structure
 
Phases
Medical Based Programs
Surgical Based Programs
Phase I
[Year 1]
 
  • Basic specialty knowledge
  • Basic specialty clinical skills
  • Professional Exam I
  • Professional Exam I
Phase II
[Year 2 & 3]
 
  • Supervised specialized practice “apprenticeship”
  • Dissertation – partial fulfillment
  • Professional Exam II
  • Assessment to Phase III
Phase III
[Year 4]
 
  • Specialist in training [Registrar]
  • Dissertation – submission
  • Phase III assessment [dissertation]
  • Professional Exam II
 
Phases
Lab Based Programs
Phase I
[Year 1]
 
  • Basic specialty knowledge
  • Basic specialty clinical skills
 
  • Professional Exam I
Phase II
[Year 2,3,4]
  • Supervised specialized practice “apprenticeship”
  • Specialist in training [Registrar]
  • Dissertation – submission & assesment
 
  • Professional Exam II
 
 
Contact Persons
 
Professor Dr. Shaiful Bahari Ismail
Dean
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Professor Dr. Abdul Razak Sulaiman
Deputy Dean [Postgraduate Studies & Professional Training ]
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Mrs Wan Nur Fajrina Wan Azmi
Senior Assistant Registrar
Postgraduate Office
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