Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Prof Dr. Cheah Fook Choe

Duration of Training: 6 months to 3 years

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


  1. Basic Medical Degree Recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council for Temporary Medical Registration
  2. A candidate whose basic medical degree is not recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council, if opting to be temporarily registered (with a TPC) will only be able to enroll in the programme for not more than 12 months. Such candidates will follow a clinical attachment during which there will be limited hands-on experience as permissible under supervision)
  3. Paediatric Specialist Qualification from home country or internationally recognized diplomae e.g. MRCPCH/Fellowship or Masters in Paediatrics
  4. Ongoing subspecialty training in neonatology in home country but coming over for elective or attachment


To produce paediatricians with special interest in neonatology (less than three years) or subspecializing as neonatologist (full three years following the curriculum of the Malaysian Medical Council subspecialty board)

Objectives of Programme:

  1. To produce paediatricians with special interest in this field with exposure to current knowledge and advancements in neonatology.
  2. To produce neonatologists with competence and experience in managing up to level three of neonatal intensive care and performing the core procedures required in this specialty.


  1. Candidate will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist i.e. run clinics (short-term as well as high-risk very low birth weight follow-up), do ward rounds, perform routine procedures e.g. point of care ultrasound
  2. Candidate should be able to develop increasing competence in managing general as well as complex neonatal medical and post-operative care cases.
  3. Candidate will gain exposure in interpreting diagnostic and monitoring procedures such as pulmonary mechanics, amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram and various imaging modalities of the neonatal brain, heart and abdomen.
  4. Candidates must perform and assist in as many procedures as required in this hands-on programme.
  5. Candidate must keep a log book and a recommended journal reflection of his/her performance.
  6. Candidate must be contactable and regularly meet (at least once in 3 monthly) with course director.
  7. Candidate is required to join all clinical and academic activities of the unit and also, the department (e.g. morbidity and mortality meeting) if relevant.
  8. Candidate is required to do research and audit during the training and encouraged to publish at least 1 manuscript in a WOS journal over one year or at least present at a local conference within a six-month stint.
  9. Certificate of completion of training certified by the Course Director and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, UKM will be given to all eligible candidates.

Important requirements:

  1. Please apply at least 6 months before the intended start date.
  2. You will need Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). This is preferably done early as it may take at least 6 months for processing.
  3. Please ensure you fulfil all the requirements for TPC.
  4. Application for TPC will be forwarded to the MMC by UKM
  5. Letter of Good Standing from the home country is required with the application .
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)