Course Director: Assoc. Professor Dr. Reena Rahayu Md Zin
Duration of training: 12 Months, full time or part time (or duration as recommended by the RCPA)
Training Centre: Histopathology Unit, UKM Medical Centre (UKM)/ Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Eligibility: Specialist Pathologist or trained medical doctors
Objectives of Programme:
The Histopathology Unit Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is a routine diagnostic laboratory accredited for training with The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA). The Histopathology Unit in HCTM offers training positions to registered Specialist Anatomic pathologists or trained medical doctors in their domicile countries who have not completed RCPA training or wish to obtain a fellowship with the RCPA. The trainee will need to select a supervisor from the Histopathology Unit during the training period. At the end of the training period, the Supervisor who directly supervises the trainee will submit a report to RCPA regarding the trainee’s performance and a certification of completion of training will be awarded to the candidate by the Faculty of Medicine , UKM.
- To produce certified specialist anatomic pathologists eligible for RCPA fellowship programme.
- To introduce trained medical doctors to the basics of anatomic pathology.
- Candidate will be required to perform all anatomical pathological activities at the level of a specialist or medical registrars.
- Candidate will be required to perform cut ups or gross examinations, report frozen sections and surgical cases
- Candidate will be required to request and report histochemical stains or any other ancillary studies such as electron microscopy.
- Candidate will be required to request and report molecular studies such as in situ hybridisation (fluorescence or double dual) or PCR studies.
- Candidates will be required to perform clinical autopsies ( Specialist Pathologist may be exempted from this requirement).
- Candidates will be required to report cytological cases (gynae and non gynae including fine needle aspirates)
- Candidates will be required to present surgical cases in clinicopathological meetings.
- Candidates will be required to present articles or technical reports in journal club meetings, publish articles and present oral papers or abstracts in international conferences or seminars.
- Candidates are recommended to write a report on an audit activity or a complex clinical case. A write up of a formal research proposal is highly encouraged.
- Candidates are required to exercise the standard quality management and laboratory safety of the Histopathology Unit , HCTM at all times. The candidate will also be assessed on their ethics of conduct and professionalism.
Certificate of completion of training certified by Course Director and Dean, Faculty of Medicine UKM will be given to all successful candidates.
- Please apply at least 6 months before intended start date.
- You will need Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure you fulfil all the requirements for TPC. https://mmc.gov.my/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/TPC_July_2019_2.pdf
- Application for TPC will be forwarded to MMC by UKM except for Letter of Good Standing.
- Priority will be given to candidates with some experience in peripheral or body interventions.