Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Prof. Dr. Norlia Abdullah

The objective of the programme:

This fellowship programme is aimed to provide an opportunity for the trainee to gain exposure and experience in managing simple and complex breast diseases. The duration will vary from 6 months to one year.

Areas of expertise :

The trainee will be exposed to various benign and malignant breast diseases. This will include procedures performed in the Clinic which are:  Aspiration of Cysts/Abscess/Seroma, Assessment of Lymphoedema, Breast and Axillary Ultrasound,  Clinical and Ultrasound guided  Fine needle Aspiration Cytology and Core Needle Biopsy.

The trainee will be involved in standard and advanced breast surgeries such  as Breast Lump Excision, Breast Conserving Surgery, Mastectomy, Axillary dissection, Hookwire localization and excision , Sentinel Lymph node surgery,  Breast oncoplastic surgery and Breast Reconstructive Surgery (Pending on the availability of cases)

Number of places available:


Criteria for eligibility in the programme:

The trainee must possess a Medical Degree which is recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council. He/She must be gazetted as a General Surgeon with a minimum of two years working in General Surgery.

The selection process:

Applications may be made by sending a Curriculum Vitae  (CV) to the Head of The Division of Breast Reconstructive Surgery.  Only the CV of the successful candidate(s) will be forwarded to the Human Resource Department for further processing.

Description of the tasks to be carried out:

The trainee will be involved in all aspects of clinical management and research. This will be running clinics , operating theatres, ward rounds and on calls. He/She will also be involved in conducting research, writing articles in journals and case presentation in meetings and conferences.

Training sessions:

Day/Time 8.00 am – 1.00 pm , 2.00 – 5.00 pm. There are times when the trainee will be involved beyond the above hours depending on the cases/requirement in the wards,  clinics and operating theatres.

The trainee will be involved in breast cases in the 2 divisions of the Breast & Endocrine Surgical Unit; which are:

a. Breast Reconstructive Surgery (BRS)

b. Endocrine & Breast Surgery (E&B)


E&B – Pre-operative Round

BRS Clinic (2-5pm) – New cases, Pre-operative Round


Operating Theatres (9-5pm)– E&B (Week 1,3,5) & BRS (Week 2 & 4)

Pre-operative Round


Operating Theatres (9-5pm)- E&B (Week 2) & BRS (Week 4)

Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Discussion (12.30-1.45pm) – (Week 1 & 3)

Tutorial- Week 1 & 3,  4-5pm or 5-6pm (The time may change as required)


ENB Clinic (9-1pm), BRS(2-5pm)- Follow-up cases


ENB Clinic (9-12.15pm)

PM: Research & Self directed learning

Method of assessment/Certificate Awarded :

At the end of the attachment, there will an assessment conducted by the

committee. A certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the placement.

Emolument : There will be no emolument given but the trainee will have to pay a fee as imposed by the university.

Step 1
Application through Secretariat of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) website/ link at HCTM website/ or direct communication with the Course Director *Application need to be made a minimum of 6 months before the date of admission
Required process:
  • Candidate Details and selected programmes
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
*First medical degree needs to be checked whether it is recognised by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) (a mandatory requirement if the candidate will do rotation outside of HCTM) An offer letter will be issued (by UKMSHAPE) to the candidate for the payment process Course Director
Step 2
Application will be reviewed by the Course Director
Step 3
  • Fill in and submit Application Form to International Affairs Unit (UPA)
  • Letter of Temporary Approval/ Letter of Rejection to applicants will be issued by SPS
  • For the accepted candidates, a copy of the Temporary Approval Letter will be sent to UKM Shape – for VISA’s application process
Step 4
Accepted candidates are required to complete the following documents:
  • Form 16 for Temporary Practicing Certificate application Click Here
  • Visa application (Professional Visit Pass (PVP) Click Here

  • *Since Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysian Immigration will only issued Professional Visit Pass (PVP) with Single Entry Visa for 1 Year. Candidate must go out from Malaysia before PVP expired and must re-apply new PVP from home country for next year's programme
    *All documents will be sent through the International Affairs Unit, Faculty of Medicine UKM
Step 5
Candidate enrolled and report to the Course Director
Step 6
An offer letter will be issued (by UKM Shape) to the candidate for the payment process
Step 7
Course Director will notify the candidate about privileging and credentialing to HCTM Credentialing Link
Step 8
ONE (1) month before programme ends, the Course Director are required to inform SPS and International Affairs Unit, Faculty of Medicine UKM
SPS will issue Certificate of Completion to the candidate

Flowchart of Credentialing and Privileging in HCTM for International Candidates


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.

Step 1
Log in to this link: to apply for credentialing application.
*No payment needed for this application
Step 2
For new application, please fill in the details and update your profile.

* If you want to renew you application, please apply 6 months BEFORE your expiry date.
Step 3
Click Credentialing Form and complete all the required information.

*You need to fill in your Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) Registration Number, Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) Number and National Specialist Register (NSR) Number in the prerequisite field.
Step 4
Select Head of Department (HOD) to verify your application.
Step 5
Tick (√) and submit your application.
Step 6
Your Dashboard for the application status will appear. You can check the ongoing status by time to time.
Step 7
All applications will be reviewed in a meeting.

*The meeting will be conducted 4 times a year
Step 8
HCTM issue an Approval Letter (TWO weeks after the meeting)
HCTM issue Certificate of Credentialing (ONE month after)