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Join our Fellowship

About the program

The Trauma Surgery Fellowship is a three-year, Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH)-approved training program. This program offers two positions per year for Malaysian surgeons who have completed at least 2 years of General Surgery post-gazettement.

Trauma Surgery Fellows will gain in-depth clinical knowledge and technical skills necessary to care for trauma patients. Areas of focus include trauma systems, pre-hospital and initial phase of care, management of specific traumas, trauma critical care, special conditions in Trauma Surgery, late phase management in trauma, trauma care in austere conditions, modern warfare injuries, retrieval systems, fixed and rotary winged evacuation/transport of trauma patients. Fellows will also participate in nine months of operative experiences in thoracic, vascular and hepatobiliary regional centers in Malaysia. The last year of training will involves a posting to trauma centers outside of Malaysia. Our fellows had been to trauma centers in New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Canada.

Our aim is to train surgeons to assume a leadership role in trauma care with the ultimate goal of assuming a clinical and administrative role in an advanced trauma care system. Ultimately to establish a system that provides comprehensive and high quality care for trauma patients in Malaysia.


All trainees must fulfill the following criteria: 

A. Minimum 2 years post–gazettement

B. Attended and passed the ATLS course


C. Candidates must agree to comply with posting orders of the Ministry of Health upon completion of training (may or may not be specified before being accepted into the training program/fellowship).


D. Favorable report from 2 referees as defined by the Ministry of Health.


E. Favorable all-round background evaluation incorporating leadership, teamwork and peer



F. Trainees shall not have been terminated from any other fellowship program under the

auspices of the Malaysia Ministry of Health for any reason.

Clinical Rotations


Trainees will receive 9 months of trauma critical care training and 3 months of rotation in other specialty.

General / Trauma (9 Months)

Thoracic Surgery (3 Months)


Trainees will continue 6 months of rotation in other specialties and 6 months of trauma critical care training.


Vascular Surgery (3 Months)

Hepatobiliary Surgery (3 Months)

General / Trauma (6 Months)


Overseas fellowship (1 year)


Trauma Center, Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru

Thoracic Unit,

Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Vascular Unit,

Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Hepatobiliary Unit,

Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah Alor Setar

Trauma Center, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang

*Centers are subject to change

Compulsory courses


Good Clinical Practice Certification


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Rizal Imran Alwi

Head of Trauma Surgery Services,

Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Contact Us

For Fellowship inquiries,

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Follow our Fellows

Our current Trauma Surgery fellows are Dr. Izwan Ismail, Dr. Adzwani, and Dr.Dharma. Follow their journey as a fellow and have a special insight into trauma surgery care management.

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