Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons address most musculoskeletal ailments including arthritis, trauma and congenital deformities using both surgical and non-surgical means.
Orthopaedic surgeons are highly regarded as the repair of muscular and skeletal injuries often result in the betterment of the patient’s life. From hip replacement surgery in senior citizens to the treatment of scoliosis in children, orthopaedics plays an important part in human beings doing basic actions, without pain. Specialisations are also common as many of the body’s most intricate musculoskeletal systems require specialist care e.g: the hands or spine.
Who Should Join
Many countries are still short of orthopaedic Surgeon, and Malaysia will need to double the current number of specialists in this field to provide proper coverage for its population. Most modern hospitals are able to support advanced facilities like imaging and instrumentations. With higher expectation of good functional outcome after treatment, Orthopaedic surgeons with proper training will always be needed in both public and private sectors.
Our department provides comprehensive training in all orthopaedic related subspecialities as follows:
(1) The programme of study comprises two stages as follows:
(a) Stage I comprising twenty four (24) months in Orthopaedic Surgery providing teaching/training in basic and applied medical sciences, principles of surgery, basic orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic traumatology.
(b) Stage II comprising twenty four (24) months in Orthopaedic Surgery including rotation through the following sub-specialities:
(2) A candidate is required to keep a log book throughout his period of study to document tasks undertaken.
(3) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage II of the programme of study unless he has passed the Part I Examination.
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 shall be required:
(a). 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
(b). To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic).
Once a year in month of June.