Clinical Fellowship



Course Director:  Prof. Madya Dr. Shahrun Niza Abdullah Suhaimi Prof. Madya Dr. Nani Harlina Md Latar

Duration of training: 6 months & up to 3 years

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

Endocrine and Breast Surgery unit in UKM was first started by Prof Freda Meah in 1978 with adrenal surgery. This was followed by parathyroid surgery and pancreatic endocrine surgery. The service has expanded and since then, endocrine and breast surgery in Malaysia has expanded to other hospitals.

The fellowship program is aimed to provide opportunity for the trainee to gain exposure and experience in managing simple and complex endocrine and breast diseases

Area of Expertise
Trainee will be exposed to various endocrine diseases like adrenocortical carcinoma, phaeochromocytoma, cushing adenoma, conn adenoma, hyperparathyroidism, benign and malignant thyroid diseases and breast diseases. They will also gain experience in standard and advanced surgery like minimally invasive endocrine surgery, intra-operative nerve monitoring and breast oncoplastic surgery.

Number of Places available
There are two places available for local trainees and one for international trainee.

Criteria for eligibility in the program
The trainee must have posses a medical degree which is recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council. He/She also must be gazetted as a general surgeon with minimum of two years in General Surgery

Selection Process
Application can be made by sending a CV of the applicants to Only eligible candidate will be selected and will be forwarded to the human resource department for further process

Description of the tasks to be carried out
The trainee will be involved in the all aspect of clinical management and research. This will involve running clinic, operating theatres,
ward rounds and on calls. They will also be involved in conducting research, writing articles in journals, case presentation in meeting and conferences

Duration of the program
Minimum placement is for one year but maybe extended to maximum of three years

Methods of assessment
At the end of the attachment, there will an assessment conducted by the committee. Certificate will be awarded upon satisfied completion of the placement

Emoluments paid
There is no emolument given but the trainee will have to pay the fee as imposed by the university
Endocrine and Breast Unit
Dept of Surgery,
Faculty of Medicine
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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)