Welcome To THE secretariat of Postgraduate studies
A gateway for students to pursue secondary and tertiary medical education
To be a leading centre for postgraduate studies in medicine and related fields through world-class and competitive postgraduate programs to enable our graduates to thrive academically and professionally.
We are committed to providing high quality medical education and training to health professionals and medical researchers based on up-to-date medical knowledge, latest research and innovation, aligned towards fostering a knowledgeable, and healthy society.
Now, I am working as an Assistant Professor at Molecular Neuroscience Research Center, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan. Even though I graduated from UKM several years ago, I am still actively conducting international collaborative research with my Professors and lecturers in UKM, especially Associate Professor Dr. Hanafi and Emeritus Professor Dr. Wan Zurinah. They are excellent mentors and supervisors that have assisted me a lot in my research until now. I believe UKM is the best choice to pursue your study in Malaysia. I feel very grateful to be given the golden opportunity to study at UKM. UKM will always be in my heart.
Molecular Neuroscience Research Center Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan.
Master in Medical Science (Biochemistry) (2012-2014)
I had great teachers and friends who have guided me with tremendous support. It was truly an honour for me to serve as a lecturer and specialist at UKMMC. Going forward, I hope I can bring the same teaching methods and spirit to my students.
Clinical Masters Programme
During my PhD study at UKM, I acquired a myriad of skills and experiences in terms of technical laboratory approaches as well as obtaining the capability of contributing in presentations and international seminars. Throughout my study period, I was entirely supported and motivated by my supervisors who had provided me with all essential and principal materials to enhance my concentration on my tasks effectively. I obtained a lot of support from my genuine and industrious supervisor, who encouraged me in fostering my ongoing research. After graduating in 2016, with the remarkable knowledge acquired, I felt more qualified and confident to collaborate in research projects and carry out my career influentially.
I learned a lot on protocols of ISO accreditation and diagnostic protocol in microbiology lab. Furthermore, I worked closely with my main supervisor to enhance my skills as a researcher. My supervisor is very well versed in the field of Microbiology and she also taught me how to write and edit manuscript for publication into high impact journals. The colleagues here were very friendly and supportive throughout my journey as a PhD student in UKM.
With the knowledge and skills I have developed from UKM, I am able to work independently as a researcher in Microbiology. Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Faculty of Health Sciences, UKM. My current projects include elucidating mechanism of infectious agents that cause cancer and novel drug discovery in antimicrobial resistance.
Besides providing a conducive environment for conducting research, TEC has also helped me in many other ways. I am blessed with the excellent supervision and guidance of my supervisors who have put in great effort in supervising my research work and offering their valuable expertise.
My experience as a student at UKM has been a rewarding journey for me. Most importantly, postgraduate study is not only about qualifications and achievements, but more of meeting a demand with supply, for instance, to understand what employers are looking for. The quality and excellence of UKM, especially TEC has led to me recommending this programme to potential students out there.
I obtained my Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 1996 and had been working as a medical officer in cardiac surgery departments for more than 5 years.
I pursued my study in regenerative medicine and stem cell with interest in cardiac tissue engineering, cell communication and mitochondrial transfer, by joining the Masters programme in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and then conversion to PhD in this centre. Profound understanding of cell biology and its clinical applications are crucial for successful research which motivated me to study more and TEC gave me opportunity to grow.
Having a medical background and working in a research laboratory, surrounded with scientists, provided a platform for discussion in a variety of matters from laboratory to clinical applications.
Doctor of Philosophy (Community Health), 2014
As I progressed along the programme, I have met many mentors and professors who have made me who I am today. I also met the seniors and colleagues, who have made my journey an enjoyable and knowledgeable one. As I made my rotation through the various sub-specialities available in Pusat Perubatan UKM, such as neonatology, endocrinology, genetics, haemato-oncology, cardiology, neurology, paediatric intensive care, respiratory, nephrology and developmental disorders, I have received exceptional guidance from the many professors and lecturers in those respective fields. The university has also enabled me to have elective postings in Hospital Kuala Lumpur in the field of paediatric dermatology. The training has been a great contributor to shape not only my skill and knowledge in paediatrics but also my personality.
I have had such a positive and complete experience in the university that I fully recommend those doctors who are interested in further pursuing their interest in Paediatrics to enrol in the Master of Paediatrics programme in University Kebangsaan Malaysia.