Clinical Fellowship


Course director: Associate Professor Dr Wan Salwina Wan Ismail

Trainee :    Associate Professor Dr. Fairuz Nazri Abd Rahman / Dr. Norazlin Kamal Nor / Associate Professor (Clinical) Dr. Wan Salwina Wan Ismail

Duration: 3 years

Training Centre: Hospital Canselori Tuanku Mukhriz Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(HCTM UKM) and Hospital Pakar Kanak-kanak UKM(HPKK) , Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur.


i. A registered basic medical degree recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)

ii. A recognized qualification in General Psychiatry [Master of Psychological Medicine, Master of Medicine (Psychiatry), MRCPsych or equivalent]

iii. Be gazetted or is eligible for gazettement as a psychiatrist

iv. Supervised experience (in General Psychiatry) post-gazettement of at least 1 year

v. Registered as specialist with National Specialist Register of Malaysia

vi. Satisfactory reports from two (2) referees pertaining to suitability of candidate in terms of interest, experience and attitude.

Objective: To produce child and adolescent psychiatrist with competencies in the areas of mental health and  mental health disorders of  children,  adolescents and their families

Objectives of Programme:

The objective of this programme is to provide comprehensive training to suitable candidates in the subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. It aims to produce competent Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists who are:

i. able to conduct comprehensive assessment, formulation and management of children and adolescents with mental health disorders, as well as their families

ii. able to advocate for promotion of  mental health and prevention of  mental  health disorders among children and adolescents

iii. able to conduct research within the scope of child and adolescent mental health and mental health disorders

iv. able to conduct training in children  and adolescent mental health

Programme structure:

Year 1:

Focus:  Child and adolescent psychiatry

Training Centre: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, HCTM UKM and  HPKK

Year 2:

Focus:  Paediatric liaison and subspecialty, and  child and adolescent psychiatry

Training Centres:

i.   Child Development Centre, HPKK (3 months)

ii.  Paediatric subspecialty (3 months)

iii. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, HCTM UKM

Year 3:

Focus: Child and adolescent psychiatry  and elective posting

Training Centre: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, HCTM UKM and HPKK


i. Candidates will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist i.e. to treat patients in the child psychiatry clinic and ward, do ‘day calls’, treat emergency cases and referral cases.

ii. Candidate is required to join all clinical and academic activities of the unit ie. intake meeting, psychological assessment, SCAN meeting, case conference, journal club, tutorial etc.

iii. Candidates is required to attend and assist in paediatric subspecialty clinics during attachment

iv. Exposure to various governmental, non-governmental agencies and other  community-based therapy services including early intervention programme, specific integrated program, and rehabilitation centre for children and adolescents

v. Involves in school, home and court visits.

vi. Candidate is required to complete a research project  and encouraged to publish at least 1 manuscript in a WOS journal

 vii.     Candidate must be contactable and regularly meet with course director.


Assessment will be based on:

i.  logbook

ii. continuous assessment and feedback

iii. completion of research  project

Exit certification: Certificate of completion of training certified by Course Director and Dean, Faculty of Medicine UKM will be given to all successful candidates.

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)