Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Assoc Prof. Dr. Azimatun Noor Aizuddin

Duration of training: 12 months

Training Centre: 

Community Health Department UKM, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

International Casemix and Clinical Coding Centre (ITCC), Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM)


Independent and Certified Public Health Physician OR has completed a recognized public health specialist training (for oversea candidates) with interest in Clinical Coding and Casemix.

Applicant who has completed their first two phase of their fellowship program Health Management is highly encourage and will be prioritise (Malaysian candidate) OR has working experience in managing health or hospital related program after specialist training for a minimum of 3 years (non-Malaysian candidate).

Required to submit a current resume with two referees.

Required to submit a standing letter from the employer/institution for the program application.

Objectives of Programme:

By the end of the programme, the candidate should be able to:

  1. Deliver lectures and conduct training course on clinical coding and casemix.
  2. Develop a casemix/ DRG study proposal.
  3. Diagnose the issues in clinical coding and casemix in hospitals.
  4. Demonstrate evidence-based practice and decision making, critical thinking, self-directed life-long learning in clinical coding and casemix.
  5. Produce a publishable critical thinking report/ write up on clinical coding and casemix.


  1. Evaluate the quality of clinical coding and casemix program in selected hospital.
  2. Evaluate the monitoring of the hospital’s clinical coding and casemix system.
  3. Collaborate with multidisciplinary professionals and agencies in proposing framework analysis for problem solving in the hospital’s clinical coding and casemix system.
  4. Active participation in supervision training, scientific seminar discussion or journal appraisal at the department
  5. Record experience activities in the student-led customised logbook.
  6. Schedule meetings with the supervisor during the fellowship program for progress monitoring.
  7. Publish at least one technical report / policy paper / one article accepted in WOS journal.  

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

Important requirements:

  1. Please apply at least 6 months before intended start date.
  2. If you are non-Malaysian citizen student, you will need Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure you fulfil all the requirements for TPC.
  3. Application for TPC will be forwarded to MMC by UKM except for Letter of Good Standing.

The 10 areas of Health Management (Annex 1)

Subspecialty through proposed 2-3 years Fellowship or equivalent recognised credentialing process in the 10 areas:

1) Health and Hospital Human Recourse Management 2) Health and Hospital Financial Management 3) Health and Hospital Planning Management 4) Health and Hospital Quality Management 5) Health and Hospital Information System Management 6) Health Economy Evaluation 7) Health Policy 8) Health Laws and Legislation 9) Healthcare Financing System 10) Clinical Coding and Casemix System

 *Credentialed by the Credentialing Body e.g. Ministry of Health, National Specialist Registry, Ministry of Higher Education.

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)