The department has a vision to become a centre of excellence in paediatrics and child health. With this vision, we hope to become the leading centre for teaching, service and research in general paediatrics as well as paediatric subspecialities in Malaysia. In addition, we will provide service to children from the locality and the country of the highest standards and delivered with utmost empathy and compassion. The department is also involved in the Faculty of Medicine’s undergraduate teaching programme and we will ensure that the syllabus is of high quality, suitable and current so that it can be of utilitarian value and meet the expectations and needs of the public.
The department strives to continually improve the quality of its postgraduate programme to ensure that the paediatricians produced are able to meet the challenges required by to upgrade child health in the country. In addition, postgraduate trainees are exposed to the various subspecialities to put them in good stead to pursue subspeciality training both locally and abroad.
The department is also committed to promoting knowledge in paediatrics and child health on a continual basis. Workshops and courses are held annually and are important CME activities for paediatricians and trainees around the country. In addition, visiting doctors and fellows are welcome for short training stints in the individual subspecialities.