Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Associate Professor Dr. Suraya Binti Aziz

Duration of training: 12 – 18 Months  

Training Centre: UKM Medical Centre/ Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur

Eligibility: Independent and certified radiologist or equivalent specialty.

Objectives of Programme:

  1. To obtain clinical knowledge relevant to medical and surgical management of musculoskeletal related, rheumatology diseases such that the trainee is confident to discuss the appropriate imaging strategy and/or interventional technique for the clinical problem with the referring clinician.
  2. In-depth understanding of indications, contraindications and complications of imaging and radiological procedures as well as their relative efficacy compared with other imaging or treatment options.
  3. To understand broad principles and techniques associated with Musculoskeletal Radiology.
  4. Extensive direct practical exposure with appropriate graded supervision in all forms of appropriate imaging in Musculoskeletal Radiology.
  5. To have a one on one mentorship from Musculoskeletal Radiology trainer(s) in HCTM.
  6. Knowledge and skills to enable safe practice of Musculoskeletal Radiology. The trainee should be fully competent in intermediate and advanced life-support.
  7. Allow Musculoskeletal Radiology trainees to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace and demonstrate competence to the level of a consultant.
  8. To become familiar with the indications for, performance, risks, and interpretation of a broad range of Musculoskeletal Radiology in diagnostic and therapeutic.
  9. To understand the importance of radiation protection and applied adherently to imaging and procedures in indicated cases.  
  10. To critically evaluate current methods of imaging and critique published research to improve local clinical practice.
  11. To establish long term collaboration between UKM Medical Centre/ Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) and the Musculoskeletal Radiology trainee(s) in publishing future article and journals in Musculoskeletal Radiology locally and internationally.


  1. Candidate will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist and involve in the pre-, intra- and post-procedure assessment and management of patients
  2. Candidate must report all the MSK related case done in the stipulated MSK cases of each modality (Ultrasound, CT, MRI).
  3. Candidate must attend all Musculoskeletal Radiology CME meetings, multi-disciplinary and clinical-radiological discussions.
  4. Candidate will also organise and required to attend and be involved in the Musculoskeletal monthly radiological case sharing done via Zoom platform to enhance understanding as well having professional coaching from external Musculoskeletal Radiology trainer(s).
  5. Candidate must be active in case discussions, work-up and plan for the cases.
  6. Candidate will educate and teach other health professionals, residents and the public with regards to imaging related topics.
  7. Candidate is required to communicate effectively with mentors, other radiologists and clinical colleagues from other disciplines and demonstrate appropriate level of professionalism in communication, encompassing both oral and written form.
  8. Candidate must keep a log book and an audit of his/her performance.
  9. Candidate is encouraged to publish at least ONE case / case series/ original research/ review article and ONE clinical audit/ research / case report present at hospital based or national level seminars.

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. 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.
  4. Application will go through assessments before being call for face to face or online interview.

The result of the application will be notified via email.

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)