Clinical Fellowship


Course Director:                   DR. IXORA KAMISAN ATAN

Supervising consultants:    PROF. DR. LIM PEI SHAN

                                                DR. IXORA KAMISAN ATAN

Training format:

  • Duration of training:             6 months – 1 year
  • Format of attendance:         Part time – Attendance at least 3 days/ week (Honorary position)

Full time – Attendance 5 days/ week with passive calls (Honorary position)

Training Centre:

Urogynaecology Unit, UKM Medical Centre/ Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras 56000 Kuala Lumpur

Eligibility & Qualification:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Obstetrics & Gynaecology i.e. Doctor of O&G (DrO&G)/ Master in O&G/ Master / MRCOG Part III or equivalent
  • Possess at least 1 year working experience post gazzettement as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
  • Independent, Certified and gazetted with interest in Urogynaecology

Objectives of Programme:

  1. To acquire knowledge and skill in managing common pelvic floor dysfunctions.
  2. To acquire knowledge and skills to perform safe urogynaecology surgery.
  3. To acquire knowledge and skill for common diagnostic urogynaecology procedures i.e. urodynamic studies, Pelvic floor ultrasound, cystoscopy and uroflowmetry.
  4. To acquire knowledge and skills to identify and manage post-operative complications and maternal birth trauma.
  5. To learn how to set-up and maintain a perineal clinic.
  6. To learn to develop good urogynaecology team.

Unit activities:

WednesdaysOperating theatre (Prof. Dr. Lim PS)
Thursdays 0900 – 1400H!400 – 1700H  Operating theatre (Dr. Ixora Kamisan) Urogynaecology clinic
Fridays 0900 – 1230H  Urodynamic study & Perineal clinic

Duties of a Urogynaecology fellow:

  1. Candidate will be required to perform all clinical activities at the level of a specialist i.e. run clinics, do ward rounds, do passive on-call duties (for full-time candidates).
  2. Candidate must observe and assist all urogynaecology cases performed either as elective or emergency.
  3. Candidate is expected to assist as many urogynaecology procedures as possible either as an elective / emergency procedure and able to perform a few common urogynaecology procedures independently before final assessment.
  4. Assessment will be in the form of continuous assessment.
  5. Candidate must keep a log book and an audit of his/her performance.
  6. Candidate must be contactable at all times and regularly meet with course director.
  7. Candidate is required to join all clinical and academic activities of the Unit.
  8. Candidate is expected to join research activities in the unit.
  9. Candidate is expected to publish at least 1 manuscript in a WOS journal (for 1 year training) or be involved in the production of a manuscript (for 6 months training)

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 start date.
  2. Application letter should be accompanied by
    1. A comprehensive CV (demonstrating candidates’ O&G skills in Gynaecology)
    1. Full registration with Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) for Malaysians.
    1. Foreign candidates will require Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure you fulfil all the requirements for TPC. . Application for TPC will be forwarded to MMC by UKM except for Letter of Good Standing
    1. Proof of postgraduate degree in O&G
    1. A valid Annual practising Certificate (APC) with HCTM added as one of the practise location (Malaysian)
    1. National Specialist Registry (NSR) Certificate for Malaysians
    1. Certificate of Credentialing as an O&G Specialist if available.
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)