The programme of study comprises of two stages as follows:
(1) Stage I in the first year of study comprising Applied Basic Sciences and General Principles of Surgery and/or subspecialties in Surgery.
(2) Stage II in the second, third and fourth years of study comprising:
(a) Six (6) months in Paediatric Medicine, with rotation postings in Neonatology, Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Oncology. This part of the programme should be completed in the second year of the programme.
(b) Subsequent 2½ years (30 months): Training in Applied Basic Sciences relevant to Paediatric Surgery, including Embryology, Principles and Practice of Paediatric Surgery, and clinical problems in Paediatric Surgery with rotation postings in the University or other accredited Paediatric Surgery Unit. The last six months should be spent in the University.
(c) Research project report or case book:
At the beginning of Stage II, a candidate should either
(i) undertake a research project and submit a research report not later than three months before the Final Examination; or
(ii) submit a case book of 12 interesting cases in detail with review of the literature not later than three months before the Final Examination. They should publish a minimum of three papers in ISI/Scopus journals.