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Obstetrics and gynaecology is a diverse discipline on the study of women and their medical problems. The scope of study range from general gynaecological disorders, infertility, gynaecological malignancies and menopause. It also include obstetrics condition such as antenatal care, medical disorders in pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and care, intrapartum and delivery care, postpartum and contraceptive care. At the end of the successful completion of the programme, the candidate should have attained the minimum standard to be a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.

The programme provide for opportunities to learn all the related and relevant medical, surgical and obstetric knowledge and skills needed to prevent, identify and treat a whole range of medical conditions affecting women's reproductive system and gynaecological health. Besides providing clinical care using both normal and complex obstetrics and gynaecology approaches, experts in this field can greatly contribute to the research and growth of this discipline.

  • The programme is a hands on apprenticeship training which allow the candidate to develop their expertise and confidence, to enable them to safely practice as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.
  • Successful completion allows the candidate to become specialist in the Ministry of Health Malaysia or other related government agencies.
  • They can also apply to become academic staff in various universities in Malaysia.
  • Allows you to pursue subspecialty training in your area of interest.

(1) The programme of study comprises of two stages as follows:

  • Stage I comprising:
    • twelve (12) months of training in basic Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
    • plan and commence research project(s).
  • Stage II comprising advanced clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for a period of thirty six (36) months during which the candidate shall:
    • achieve satisfactory progress in the continuous assessment process from the department and supervisor;
    • keep a log book of cases managed under supervision and practical procedures performed and certified satisfactory by the supervisor; and
    • submit research report(s) or published article duly certified as satisfactory by the assessor(s) not later than six (6) months before the Final Examination.

(2) A candidate is required to pass Part I Master of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Degree prior to Advancement to Stage II of the programme.

(3) Candidate may undertake a maximum of six (6) months of elective training in a relevant discipline within/ outside department as approved by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.

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 June.


Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 03/09/2019