Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Professor Dr Noor Azah Abd Aziz

Duration of training : 8 – 12 months

Training centre(s): Primer Clinic PPUKM Cheras/Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras and Rehabilitation Hospital Cheras.

Eligibility: Independent and Certified Family Medicine Specialist with interest in Community Stroke Care

Objectives of Programme:

  1. Competency in managing stroke in primary care with emphasis on transfer of care management, long-term stroke care, multi-discplinary management approach and provision of family/community support
  2. Ability to recognize the complexity of long-term stroke patient and instituting individualized and hollistic management
  3. Ability to lead the community stroke care team in primary care clinic using local and known resources
  4. Develop critical thinking, leadership qualities and self-directed life-long learning using evidence-based clinical management.
  5. Ability to identify and utilize the various resources in the community managing long-term stroke patient in the community.

Activities/Tasks :

  1. Active participation in clinical activities including long-term stroke services, chronic care management and neuro-rehabilitation stroke planning.
  2. Active participation in patients’ stroke support group in understanding, planning and managing their activities in fulfilling the principle of community re-integration for long-term stroke patients.
  3. Active participation in the unit’s educational activities including CME, discussion on current relevant evidence, case-based discussion and audit activities.
  4. Attachment in rehabilitation units in Rehabilitation Hospital Cheras to learn about various rehabilitation options in fulfiling the principle of further rehabilitation for long-term stroke patients.
  5. Attachment in Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz to understand regarding neuro-rehabilitation services for stroke patients.
  6. Visits to the National Stroke Association (NASAM) centres to understand regarding community stroke care options in Malaysia.
  7. Record experiences in a log-book in terms of cases managed, teaching & learning activities, attachments, visits, research and pubkication.
  8. Scheduled meetings with supervisor throughout the duration of the fellowship for progress monitoring
  9. Conducting either audit/research with minimum of one (1) publication and one (1) proceeding at the end of the fellowship

At the end of the fellowship, candidate will receive;
Certificate of completion of training certified by Course Director and Dean, Faculty of Medicine UKM will be given to all successful candidates.
Important requirements:
Please apply at least 6 months before intended start date.
You will need Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure you fulfil all the requirements for TPC.
Application for TPC will be forwarded to MMC by UKM except for Letter of Good Standing.

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 PKP) 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 Profesional 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)