Clinical Fellowship



Course Director: Professor Dr. Faridah Mohd Nor

Duration of training: 2 – 3 years

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

Eligibility: Independent and certified forensic pathologist or equivalent specialty.

Objectives of Programme:

  1. To obtain clinical knowledge relevant to analysis of skeletonized human remains, applications of complex methods of search and recovery, the biomechanics of trauma interpretation, age estimation of the living and issues related to humanitarian and human rights investigations.
  2. To be familiar with courtroom presentation of scientific testimony accompanying the development of new human comparative samples and tools for data analysis and sharing, with quantitative methods in human skeletal analysis.
  3. To be familiar with development of the interrelated fields of forensic taphonomy, forensic archaeology, and forensic trauma analysis, fields concerned with the reconstruction of events surrounding death.
  4. To be familiar with the basic osteological standards of estimating age, calculating stature, determining sex and assessing race that can be applied to populations of the continent.
  5. To understand the importance of exhumations of mass killings during War and investigations of historical mass graves, identification of historical personalities and routine forensic work.
  6. To allow the trainees to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace and demonstrate competence to the level of a consultant.
  7. To be able to answer direct questions (number of individuals, sex, age, stature, population affinity, individual traits, evidence of violence), important humanitarian aspects i.e. the individual’s right for identity, the right of the relatives to know the fate of their beloved ones.
  8. To be able to work with other specialities such as forensic odontologist and radiologist to reach to practical use of other identification methods (e.g., odontology i.e. uses of regular dental registration system and compatible database).
  9. To understand the importance of a thorough anthropological investigation to provide information on the manner of death and the method of dismemberment/ disarticulation of bones, the types of tools used and the general context in which the crime was perpetrated. 


  1. Candidate will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist and involvement in the assessment of skeletonised remains.
  2. Candidate must attend all CME meetings and clinical discussions.
  3. Candidate must be active in case discussions of the cases.
  4. Candidate must keep a log book and an audit of his/her performance.
  5. Candidate is encouraged to submit a case report or present at hospital based or national level seminars.
  6. Candidate must be contactable and regularly meet with course director.
  7. Candidate is required to join all clinical and academic activities of the Unit.
  8. Candidate is required to do research during the training and encourage to publish at least ONE manuscript in a WOS journal or present at a local conference.
  9. Candidate must submit a thesis one month prior to finishing the programme.

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 commence date.
  2. One will require a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure that one fulfil all 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 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)