Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Prof Dr. Hamidah Alias
Duration of Training: 3 years
Training Centre: UKM Medical Centre/ Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Eligibility: Recognised postgraduate training in Paediatrics (MRCPCH/ Masters equivalent) with interest in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology.
Objectives of Programme:

  1. To obtain adequate clinical knowledge & skills, appropriate attitudes and communication skills relevant to paediatric oncology practice.
  2. To obtain adequate skills in laboratory paediatric haematology.
  3. Safe practice to perform procedures pertaining to paediatric oncology; bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy, lumbar puncture. The trainee should be fully competent in basic and advanced life-support.
  4. To be familiar with paediatric cancer treatment protocols including chemotherapy and all the relevant management.
  5. To understand and use the clinical practice guidelines in paediatric oncology; oncological emergencies, bone marrow transplant, infection control, blood products transfusion, supportive care.
  6. To have exposure to palliative care and terminal care of children with cancer.
  7. Extensive direct practical exposure with appropriate graded supervision in all aspects of clinical training.
  8. To demonstrate professional maturity, good judgement, technical capability and ethical standing.
  9. The candidate will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist; treat patients in the paediatric haematology and oncology clinic, do ward rounds, perform procedures e.g. bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy, lumbar puncture.
  10. Candidate should be able and competent to diagnose and manage common paediatric cancer and haematological/coagulation disorders.
  11. Candidate must be confident in interpreting diagnostic results: bone marrow aspiration morphology, immunophenotyping and cytogenetics, trephine biopsy, molecular pathology, histopathological examination, CSF and radio-imaging.
  12. Candidate must assist as many procedures as possible and able to perform a few common procedures independently before completed training.
  13. The candidate will be required to do posting in a haematology pathology lab, radio-oncology and bone marrow transplant ward during the training.
  14. Candidate must attend all CME meetings at the department, multi-disciplinary team and clinical-radiological discussions.
  15. Candidate must keep a logbook and an audit of his/her performance.
  16. Candidate must regularly meet with the course director for training performance assessment.
  17. The 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 national conference.
  18. Candidate must pass the examinations which will be held 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:
  19. Please apply at least 6 months before the intended start date.
  20. You will need a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure you fulfil all the requirements for TPC.
  21. 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)