Prof. Khine Shwe Wah

Prof. Khine Shwe Wah

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Anaesthesia) ,
Dip.Med.Sc (Emergency Medicine), Dip.Med.Ed

Professor and Head

Brief HIstory Of Department

Emergency Medicine is a new specialty in Myanmar. It was recognized as a specialty subject in 2014 by Myanmar Medical Council (MMC). It was developed as a need for 27th South East Asian Games emergency management. The first training program of Emergency Medicine was started in 2012 in University of Medicine (1) Yangon and conferred Postgraduate Diploma of Emergency Medicine Degree to eighteen already specialist doctors from different specially subjects such as Orthopedics, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. That program was supported by Royal Australasian Collage of Surgeons (RACS) and Australasian Collage of Emergency Medicine (ACEM). The first master degree course for Emergency Medicine was started at University of Medicine (1) Yangon in 2015. In 2018, Department of Emergency Medicine started to become a member of University of Medicine (2) Yangon. Master degree training program has been started since 2019.


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Aim and Objectives


To produce the competent emergency physicians in order to provide emergency care services in different parts of Myanmar.


  • The trainees must acquire a working of the theoretical basic of the Specialty, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and research.
  • The trained specialist employs pertinent methods of triage, assessment, intervention, resuscitation and further management of patients to the point of transfer. Appropriate procedural and pharmacotherapeutic skills are central to these abilities.
  • The trained specialist possesses organizational leadership skills in the Emergency Department and disaster management.
  • The trained specialist has ability to play a leadership role in the development and organization of emergency medical services and prehospital care.
  • The trained specialist possesses the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide effective patient centered care.
  • The trained specialist has ability to practice research methodology, data presentation and data analysis.

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