Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norazlin Kamal Nor

Duration of Training: 3 years

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


  1. A registered basic medical degree recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
  2. Accredited Paediatricians recognised by the Malaysian Paediatric Specialty Board
  3. For practitioner with  MRCP/MRCPCH , he/she  must have at least 18 months or more of general paediatric practice before embarking on the speciality training. During the general paediatric training, the practitioner must have at least 6 months in an accredited neonatal training centre and at least 6 months in general paediatrics.
  4. For practitioner with the local MPaed /MMed(Paed), he/she must

have a further 6 months period in general paediatric training ( to include 3 months in neonatology) in an accredited hospital under accredited trainers.

  1. Of a suitable character and with a good work attitude (references will be required from 2 Consultant Paediatricians).

Objective: To produce developmental paediatrician with  competencies in the areas of development, disability and behavioural paediatrics

Objectives of Programme:

To equip  the trainee with the expertise to  be able to :

  1. deal with both normal and abnormal child development and behaviour,
  2.  evaluate, counsel and manage medical and psychosocial aspects of neurodevelopment problems
  3. play an important role in advocacy for children with special needs in society.



  1. Candidate will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist i.e. run clinics and do ward rounds,
  2. Candidate should be able and competent to diagnose and manage neurodevelopmental cases – including taking complete history, complete physical examination , including a detailed neurological, developmental and functional assessment.
  3. Candidate should be able to formulate, apply and continue to reappraise an appropriate management plan, taking into consideration the various factors (e.g. child, family, community and economics), which are present in each child.

This includes medical and health-based therapies, behavioural and educational options

  • Candidate should be able to communicate diagnoses and management plans effectively to  

 families and other professionals

  1.  Candidate should be able to work in partnership with other professionals in health, education, social services and towards child-centred care
  1. Candidate is required to write relevant letters and reports understandable to parents, professionals and lay people
  2. Candidate should be able to plan and evaluate services for populations of children with disabilities including prevention and health promotion
  3. Candidate should be able to teach and disseminate knowledge in health and non-health contexts
  4. Candidate is required to be a certified user of the Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales – Extended Revised version or the Bayley Infant Development Scales III
  5. Candidate must keep a portfolio  and an audit of his/her performance.

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

  1. Candidate is required to join all clinical and academic activities of the Unit.
  2. Candidate is required to do research during the training and encourage to publish at least 1 manuscript in a WOS journal or present at a local  or international conference.

At least two years should be spent within an accredited centre providing developmental and behavioural paediatric service, under the supervision of a developmental paediatrician., 6 months in paediatrics neurology , 3 months in child and adolescent psychiatry and 3 months in other specialities such as genetic,metabolic,paediatrics ENT/ophthalmology.

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 the intended start date.
  2. You will need a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by 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.
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)