PROF. DR. ZARINA HAJI DATO’ ABDUL LATIFF
Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Studies)
Faculty of Medicine, UKM
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
The Secretariat of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) coordinates various graduate programmes encompassing Masters, PhD and Masters for Clinical Specialists. Every academic session, our Faculty manages over 1500 students both local and international. With a faculty of 368 academicians and an established specialist teaching hospital, we are committed in ensuring that the academic pursuit of every student will be a fulfilling journey. To ensure this, the Faculty of Medicine has close collaboration with the Graduate Centre, Academic Management Centre and Centre for Educational Extension which are all based in the main UKM Bangi campus.
With the newly established International Affairs Unit in our faculty, we are also committed in facilitating all processes in relation to admissions and beyond in order to provide a conducive learning environment for our international students. In addition to this, the Graduates Assist Unit was recently formed to ensure psychosocial well-being amongst the student community as a whole with a peer support system in place. As one of the premier Malaysian universities and the first to offer a clinical postgraduate programme, the faculty now offers the Clinical Fellowship Programme for specialists who wish to pursue sub-specialty training in both medical and surgical based sub-specialties. This structured programme provides the opportunity for world class training by our best experts. With a track record of having produced 3095 clinical specialists, UKM is set on becoming the niche for postgraduate fellowship training.
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Credentialing: a process to set the standards and to do an evaluation for a person’s qualification in a field or procedure. It is recognition for the professional training done by a medical practitioner.
Privileges: the rights given by the hospital for a medical practitioner to give treatments or to do procedures on hospital patients based on the qualifications of the training, and the medical practitioner’s experience and expertise.