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Master of Emergency Medicine [MEmMed]



In June 2005 the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Malaya introduced the Master of Emergency degree course. This course is fully supported by the Ministry of Health through scholarships or paid leave granted to applicants for the whole duration of each course. This support has enabled many doctors in Ministry of Health hospitals to acquire formal specialist training in Emergency Medicine, with a resultant increase in the number of practicing Emergency Physicians in the country.

The four year course, leading to the degree of Master of Emergency Medicine, provides:

  • Specialist training in pre-hospital care, disaster management, emergency department care, intensive care and trauma care.
  • Subspecialty exposure in Emergency Medicine.
  • Experience in community-based programmes to promote health and prevent disease and injuries.
  • Exposure to research methodology.

The aim of the degree programme is to prepare our future Emergency Physicians for the trends and changing milieu of the 21st century, to provide training opportunities for future Emergency Physicians with diversity of talents and characteristics to acquire the necessary knowledge, technical skills, good judgement, maturity, attitude and values for the quality practice of Emergency Medicine.

  • University Malaya Medical Centre is a resource centre for education, consultation, tertiary referral, administration and research
  • The programme provides opportunities for future Emergency Physicians to contribute to the improvement in emergency medical services in Malaysia
  • There is a great need for Emergency Physicians in Malaysia.
  • Building on existing expert linkages in Emergency Medicine between Malaysia and other countries.
  • Some of our graduates are currently practicing as Specialists in Emergency Medicine in countries like Maldives, Iran, Sudan, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Brunei

The programme of study comprises three stages which are stage I in the first year, stage II in the second year and the third year and stage III in year the fourth year. These three stages are as follows:

  1. Stage I is to be carried out at University of Malaya. It comprises:
    • The study of basic sciences relevant to the practice of Emergency Medicine
    • Clinical postings under supervision with the emphasis on emergency situations in the specialties of Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine.
  2. Stage II is to be carried out at University of Malaya or other centres recognised by Master of Medicine Conjoint Committee (Specialty). It comprises clinical postings in second year and third year:
    • Clinical postings in the second year comprises of postings in internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine and paediatric.
    • Clinical postings in the third year comprise postings in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, radiology, elective, orthopaedics and neurosurgery.
    • A Research Project must be started during the early phase of Stage II.
    • Must passed the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS), Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS) and/or equivalent courses recognized by Faculty.
  3. Stage III comprises of posting in Emergency Medicine in University of Malaya.

Each candidate is required to keep a log book throughout their period of study to document tasks undertaken.

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 and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme 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).

1) Entry qualifications

  • The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate; and
  • At least one year of post-full registration clinical experience approved by the Senate.

2) Other requirements

  • Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and
  • Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Once a year in month of June.


Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 31/07/2019