Introduction

Welcome to the trainees section of the OGSM website. This section of the website is specifically for trainees who are interested in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O & G) as a career and for those who are already working within O & G. This section comprises information about examinations, career, education and training programmes which are relevant to the Malaysian setting.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

» How do I start my training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology?

  Upon graduation and completion of your house-officer term (2 years), you need to express your interest to be trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology to the respective committee of the hospital you are working in. The committee/ person in-charge may help you to secure a medical officer post in the department of O & G which will enable you to develop your clinical skills & knowledge in Obstetrics & Gyanaecology.
 

» What are the qualifications I must obtain in order to become a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology?

  Currently, there are 2 recognised methods/pathways to be qualified as a specialist in O & G.

 

Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

After completing 3 years of experience in O & G as a medical officer, you could apply to undertake the Masters programme in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at one of the three universities currently offering the programme ie, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Universiti Sains Malaysia. However, the application is currently centralized by the Unit Pusat Universiti (UPU) of the Ministry of Education. Trainees who are interested should obtain the prescribed forms from the UPU following advertisements in the national newspapers. The regulations regarding this application will be according to that outlined in the advertisement.

 

Membership of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (MRCOG), UK

Before the existence of the Masters programme in Obstetrics & Gyanecology, the traditional recognized pathway to be qualified as a specialist in O & G was to be admitted by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) in the UK as a member. Currently, a trainee who wishes to obtain his/her membership needs to pass the Part 1 & Part 2 Examinations and have at least 4 years of experience in a recognized post in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Further details of the examinations & regulations can be found on the RCOG website: www.rcog.org.uk

We hope this section is useful to all trainees and welcome feedback about training matters.
Please contact us at: committee@ogsm.org.my