The aim of this site is to allow prospective and current trainees to obtain relevant and updated information in post graduate surgical training in Malaysia.


Master in Surgery (UKM, UM, USM)

Fellowship of the Royal Colleges

Surgical Skills Training

  • BSSC
  • Basic Lap Cholecystectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Basic GI Workshop
  • Advanced GI Workshop>
  • Endoscopy Course


Master in Surgery

Master in Surgery is a structured training programme of 4 years duration.

The general objectives of the Master programmes are:

  • To produce competent and safe general surgeon
  • Are capable of managing common surgical emergencies and elective surgery independently
  • Are compassionate and guided by ethical principles in decision-making
  • Can recognise their limitations and will seek proper consultation
  • Are capable of developing their interest and further training in surgical subspecialities
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in managing the surgical team and services
  • Are capable of advancing the practice of surgery through research, audit and scientific writing >
  • Demonstrate critical analytical thinking and also be innovative in approaching common and rare clinical situations

The three local universities offering the Master in Surgery programme are:

Academic Requirements for eligibility to appear for Final Examination:

  • Candidates must have satisfactory report from supervisors.
  • Completed Case write-ups
  • Completed Dissertation/Research Project
  • Completed log book and skill entry

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Fellowship of the Royal Colleges

Surgical training in the United Kingdom is divided into two parts:-

  1. Basic Surgical Training
  2. Higher Surgical Training

Basic Surgical Training

This can begin immediately after intership/ housemanship.

  • Minimum of 2 years
  • Consisting of at least four periods of six month, within posts approved by the Colleges.  
  • 6 months (General Surgery).
  • 6 months (Orthopaedic).
  • Must attend a course in Basic Surgical Skills.
  • ATLS and course in Critical Care recommended.
  • Receive a diploma & MRCS

Higher Surgical Training

Training takes place in one of specialities of Surgery .i.e. 

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedic
  • Urology
  • Cardiothoracic
  • ENT

During this period the trainee receives experience in the specialty in posts accredited by the Joint Committee in Higher Surgical Training.At the end of 4 years, the trainee appears for an Intercollegiate Examination in the Specialty.>

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Surgical Skills Training

Training medical students in basic skills

The Surgical Skills training available at the College of Surgeons, Malaysia are:

  1. Basic Surgical Skills Course(BSSC)
  2. Basic Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  3. Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Training Course
  4. Basic GI Workshop
  5. Advanced GI Workshop
  6. Endoscopy Course

How to apply for Surgical Skills Course?
Download Application form here

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