Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Prof. Dr. Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mushawiahti Mustapha & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norshamsiah Md. Din
Duration of Training: 1-year for international candidate & up to 3 years for local candidate
Training Centre: UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC)/ Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Cheras (HCTM) Jalan Yaacob Latif Bandar Tun Razak 56000 Cheras Kuala Lumpur
Emoluments: Fees should be paid to UKM and settled with no outstanding amounts due
Availability Places: 1 per year


Objectives of Programme:

  1. To be a competent subspecialist capable of assuming as consultant’s role.
  2. To acquire working knowledge of the theoretical basis of the specialty including its foundations in the basic medical sciences.
  3. To perform research study in this discipline and submit a manuscript for publication at the end of programme.
  4. To be able to address issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner.
  5. To be able to address issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner.

Minimum Training Requirement:

  1. Local candidate must be training for 3 years in established National Centre which will include 1-2 years in this Unit, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, UKM (HCTM) and at least 1-year placement in a recognized centre in Malaysia or overseas other than HCTM in this Unit of the respective centre/ hospital.
  2. International candidate they will be trained exclusively in this Unit, UKMMC for 1-year.
  3. Successfully conduct and complete a research study in Unit by the completion of training.

Method of Assessment/ Certificate:

  1. Completion of the training logbook including endorsement by the consultant of the various clinics, Head of Unit and the Head of Department of Ophthalmology in UKMMC.
  2. Evidence of submission of the research study manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal.

Certificate of completion of training certified by Course Director and Dean, Faculty of Medicine UKM will be given to all successful candidates.

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)