Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Prof. Dr. Rosnah Sutan

Duration of training: 12 months

Training Centre: Department of Public Health Medicine, Medical Faculty, UKM, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Independent and Certified Public Health Physician (Malaysian) OR has completed a recognized public health specialist training (for overseas candidates) with an interest in the area of aging and public health An applicant who has completed attachment in any facilities that cover the 10 areas of Family Health (Annex 1) is highly encouraged and will be prioritized (Malaysian candidate) OR has working experience in managing family health-related programs 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 the Programme:
By the end of the program, the candidate should be able to:
1. Diagnose the aging population’s health needs and plan strategic problem-solving activities with various input from other public health and medical specialties.
2. Ability to develop an activity conforming to, international standards and ensuring healthy public policies, equity, and accessibility with the most appropriate technology.
3. Demonstrate evidence-based decision-making, critical thinking, self-directed life-long learning, and evidence-based practice.
4. Exhibit effective communication, professionalism, leadership, and sensitivity towards ethical, religious, and cultural values.

1. Conduct an assessment for an established community intervention approach for the improvement of the aging population’s health
2. Collaborate with aging experts related to multidisciplinary professionals and agencies in proposing framework analysis for problem-solving for aging population health priorities and its justification.
3. Active participation in supervision training, scientific seminar discussion, or journal appraisal at the department.
4. Record experience activities in the student-led customized logbook.
5. Schedule meetings with the supervisor during the fellowship program for progress monitoring.

Publish at least 1 technical report/policy paper / 1 article accepted in the WOS journal.

Certificate of completion of training certified by the 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 the intended start date.
2. If you are a non-Malaysian citizen student, you will need a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) from the 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 Family Health (Annex 1)
Subspecialty through proposed 2-3 years Fellowship or equivalent recognized credentialing process in the 10 areas:
• Maternal Health • Child Health • Adolescent Health • School Health • Women’s Health • Men’s Health • Elderly Health • Disability and Health • Primary Health Care and Population Health • Primary Health Care Informatics
*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)