Professor Dr. Moe Myint

Professor Dr. Moe Myint

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surgery),F.R.C.S (Edin),
F.R.C.S (Glas), Dip.Med.Ed, Dr.Med.Sc (Surgery)

Professor and Head

Brief HIstory Of Department

The history of Department dates back to June, 1965 when the Institute of Medicine II , Yangon was established. It was one of the four original clinical departments of the Institute. Although undergraduate classes were started at 1965, post-graduate courses were introduced only in 1976. In 1997, two new postgraduate courses were opened for Diploma in General Surgery and Doctorate in Medical Science. The Department also trains postgraduate students of other disciplines namely, Orthopedics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and those of Diploma in General Practice (Family Medicine) which was opened in January, 1998. And also trains undergraduate (4th year BDS Class) and post graduate students of University of Dental Medicine since 1997.

In the very beginning, there were two teaching hospitals for Medical students viz. Defense Services General Hospital and North Okkalapa General Hospital. Later, Defense Services General Hospital became the Teaching Hospital of DSMA. In July, 1997, Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital became second teaching hospital of Institute of Medicine II and Insein General Hospital as the third one.

Starting from 1996, new surgical specialty units were opened in teaching hospitals of Institute of Medicine II, Yangon. In 1995, Uro-surgical unit was opened in Thingangyun Sanpya Hospital. In 1997, three more units were established as Paediatric surgery and Chest surgery units in  Thingangyun Sanpya Hospital and Neuro-surgical unit in North Okkalapa General Hospital. In 2011, Paediatric surgery unit was opened in Yankin Children Hospital. In 2012, Department of Cardiovascular surgery was opened in Yankin Children Hospital and in 2016, Department of Cardiovascular surgery was established in North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital. In 2015, Department of Thoracic surgery was opened in North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital. Department of Neurosurgery was started in 2017 at North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital. In 2016, Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery was opened in Insein General Hospital. Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery was opened in North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital in 2018.


Former Head Of Department

Photo Name Degree Year
Prof. Lt. Col. Myint Aung
M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)
Prof. Sein Myint
 M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), FRCS (Eng.)  1973 – 1975
 Prof. Kyaw Maung
M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin) 1975 – 1978
Prof. Maung Maung Lay
 M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin) 1978 – 1979
Prof. Maung Maung Sein
    M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), F.R.C.S (Lond.), Ch.M 1979 – 1988
Prof.Thein Nyunt
M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin) 1988 – 1990
Prof. Tun San Maung
M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin) 1990 – 1991
Prof. Lt. Col. Mya Thein Han
M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin) 1991 – 1992
Prof. Ye Myint
 M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), F.A.CS 1992 – 1994
Prof. Maung Maung Kyaw
M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin.) 1994 – 1999
Prof. Kyi Soe
M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), F.I.C.S 2000 – 2005
Prof. Aung Myint
 M.B.,B.S,M.Med.Sc (Surgery), 2005 – 2007
Prof. Htun Oo
M.B.,B.S,M.Med.Sc (Surgery), F.R.C.S (Edin) 2007 – 2009
Prof. Tin Latt
M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc.(Surg.), F.R.C.S (Edin), F.R.C.S (Glasg.)  Dip.Med.Ed 2009 – 2016

Aim and Objectives


Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of:

Basic surgical principle
Common surgical disorders and injury encountered in this country
Common surgical emergencies


Acquired and demonstrate skills in:

History taking and clinical examination for the diagnosis of common surgical disorders and injuries
Interpreting results of relevant investigations
Performing basic surgical procedures
Delivering health education emphasizing preventive aspects of traumatic and surgical disorders


Foster the development of correct attitude in:

Patient management and care using available resources.
Providing community health care
Continuing medical education, self directed learning and basic research
Observing moral and legal codes of medical ethics
Interpersonal relationships and cooperation with other sectors.
Recognizing surgical and nonsurgical condition that require appropriate and prompt referral.

Third MBBS Courses (Year III)

Duration of the course

Total four and half months, three sub groups rotated in Surgical Unit, Thingangyun SPH, Surgical Unit, NOGH and surgical units of Insein General Hospital.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching hours – 216 hours. (Introductory Lectures, Small Group Bed-side teaching, Demonstration, Lectures), General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Urosurgery



A completion test on clinical methods, theory and OSCE at the end of 3rd year Surgery Posting which will contribute 6 to final part II class work total 30.

Final part I MBBS Course (Year IV)

Duration of the course

Total eight weeks, each group is taught in Surgical Units of NOGH.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching hours – 120 hours. (Small Group Bed-side teaching, Demonstration, Lectures) of General Surgery.



A completion test on clinical methods and OSCE at the end of the course Final Part I Surgery Posting which will contribute 4 to final part II class work total 30.

Final Part II MBBS Course (Year V)


Duration of the course.
twelve weeks

Programme structure for year V ( Final Part II)

Morning Teaching Programme

Two weeks each in Eye, ENT and Anaesthesia departments.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching hours – 120 hours (Bed side small group teaching, Demonstration, Lectures)

Morning Teaching Programme

Morning didactic lectures are given 3 hours per week, throughout the course. Lecture topics are mainly systemic surgery, surgical pathology and operative surgery.


Summative assessment

A completion test on Eye, ENT and Anaesthesia at the end of each posting respectively which will contribute 6 marks [2 Eye, 2 ENT, 2 Anaesthesia] to final part II class work 30.

Block Posting

Duration of the course

One and half months in Surgical Unit of Thingangyun SPH and Insein General Hospital and One and half months in Surgical units of NOGH.


A period of 12 weeks repeated 4 schedules per academic year are available for the final year and this amounts to approximately 300 hours per group of Block posted students. Ward postings are from 9a.m to 12 noon

Combined lectures and combined clinics are given in the evening session from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.


Class work

Third year class work contribution 6.
Final Part I, class work contribution 4.
Final Part II Pre Block class work contribution 6
Final Part II class work contribution 14.

(Total 30 to Final Part II final exam.)

Final Examination

At end of final part II, final examination which includes:
A. Two theory papers total score 40
OSCE examination total score 30

Class work(30) + Theory (40) + OSCE (30) = 100

Pass Mark: is 50%

Distinction is 75% in overall marking.

Cessation of study: There shall be two exams. each year at 6 monthly intervals, and three failures (3F) in the exams. means cessation of studies.

Internship/House-surgeon Training follows the passing of the final part II.

Prescribed Text books

1.Hamilton Bailey’s Demonstration of physical signs in clinical surgery,edited by Allan Clain, 17th edition

2.An Introduction to The Symptoms and Signs of Surgical disease,by Norman L. Browse, 3rd edition.

3.Clinical methods in Surgery (Including differential Diagnosis) by K. Das,edited by S.Das, 13th edition.

4.Bailey and Love’s Short Practice Surgery, edited by RCG Russel, 23rd edition.

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