Course Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norlia Abdullah
The objective of the programme:
This fellowship programme is aimed to provide an opportunity for the trainee to gain exposure and experience in managing simple and complex breast diseases. The duration will vary from 6 months to one year.
Areas of expertise :
The trainee will be exposed to various benign and malignant breast diseases. This will include procedures performed in the Clinic which are: Aspiration of Cysts/Abscess/Seroma, Assessment of Lymphoedema, Breast and Axillary Ultrasound, Clinical and Ultrasound guided Fine needle Aspiration Cytology and Core Needle Biopsy.
The trainee will be involved in standard and advanced breast surgeries such as Breast Lump Excision, Breast Conserving Surgery, Mastectomy, Axillary dissection, Hookwire localization and excision , Sentinel Lymph node surgery, Breast oncoplastic surgery and Breast Reconstructive Surgery (Pending on the availability of cases)
Number of places available:
Criteria for eligibility in the programme:
The trainee must possess a Medical Degree which is recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council. He/She must be gazetted as a General Surgeon with a minimum of two years working in General Surgery.
The selection process:
Applications may be made by sending a Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Head of The Division of Breast Reconstructive Surgery. Only the CV of the successful candidate(s) will be forwarded to the Human Resource Department for further processing.
Description of the tasks to be carried out:
The trainee will be involved in all aspects of clinical management and research. This will be running clinics , operating theatres, ward rounds and on calls. He/She will also be involved in conducting research, writing articles in journals and case presentation in meetings and conferences.
Day/Time 8.00 am – 1.00 pm , 2.00 – 5.00 pm. There are times when the trainee will be involved beyond the above hours depending on the cases/requirement in the wards, clinics and operating theatres.
The trainee will be involved in breast cases in the 2 divisions of the Breast & Endocrine Surgical Unit; which are:
a. Breast Reconstructive Surgery (BRS)
b. Endocrine & Breast Surgery (E&B)
E&B – Pre-operative Round
BRS Clinic (2-5pm) – New cases, Pre-operative Round
Operating Theatres (9-5pm)– E&B (Week 1,3,5) & BRS (Week 2 & 4)
Operating Theatres (9-5pm)- E&B (Week 2) & BRS (Week 4)
Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Discussion (12.30-1.45pm) – (Week 1 & 3)
Tutorial- Week 1 & 3, 4-5pm or 5-6pm (The time may change as required)
ENB Clinic (9-1pm), BRS(2-5pm)- Follow-up cases
ENB Clinic (9-12.15pm)
PM: Research & Self directed learning
Method of assessment/Certificate Awarded :
At the end of the attachment, there will an assessment conducted by the
committee. A certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the placement.
Emolument : There will be no emolument given but the trainee will have to pay a fee as imposed by the university.