MOG - Master of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Postgraduate programme in Obstetrics & Gynaecology offered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is supported by Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan as the main teaching hospital during 4 years professional training. The training will also be incorporated with other hospitals for special trainings to ensure the trainees receive a good variety of clinical experience and at all times drawn from a wide range of teachers.

Programme Description

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The exit examination for Master of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of IIUM will be a common examination set by the Conjoint Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a subcommittee of National Conjoint Board Subspecialty training. The programme is divided into two phases - Phase I and Phase II.  Candidates must pass both phases to be conferred the degree.

Phase I:  

Year 1     
Learning the fundamentals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with emphasis on basic surgical skills in O & G, ethic and professional development.

Year 2    
Learning basic Obstetrics and Gynaecology with emphasis on basic surgical skill in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
One elective posting for 6 months in other clinical departments: Surgery or Anaesthesiology.

Phase II:

Year 3     
Learning advanced aspect of O&G eg: sub specialties, gynae-oncology, “feto-maternal medicine”, uro-gynaecology and infertility. This is done as a rotation posting.

Year 4     
Learning to function as a specialist in obstetric & gynaecology



Entry Requirements

•    English Language Proficiency:
    Applicants are required to present a valid certificate for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT) with required minimum scores of 550 (TOEFL) and 6.0 (IELTS & EPT - individual bands).

•    Applicants for the programme must fulfil the requirements listed below:-
i)     M.B.B.S/MD or other equivalent undergraduate medical qualifications from     recognized institutions (local or overseas) by Malaysian Medical Council.
ii)     A minimum of 3 years clinical experience inclusive houseman-ship and
d)    Candidates must be registered with the Malaysia Medical Council (MMC) and has valid Annual Practicing Certificate.

•    Entrance tests:
    Submission of satisfactory test scores of an internationally recognized graduate test will be considered for those holding first degrees from institutions of higher learning that are not accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. They may also have to sit an Aptitude Test if deemed necessary by the Kulliyyah Board of Postgraduate Studies.

•    Professional references
    As required in the postgraduate studies application form.

•    Character references
    As required in the postgraduate studies application form.

•    Personal interview
    Telephone interviews may be carried out if deemed appropriate by the Kulliyyah Postgraduate Committee.

•    Financial Documentation
    Proof of financial sponsorship for the duration of the course is necessary as stipulated in the application form.