Clinical Fellowship


Course Director: Assoc Prof. Dr. Aniza Ismail
Duration of training: 12 months
Training Centre: Community Health Department UKM, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Eligibility: Independent and Certified Public Health Physician (Malaysian) OR has completed a recognized public health specialist training (for oversea candidates) with interest in area of quality and patient safety in healthcare setting.
Applicant who has completed attachment in any facilities that cover the 5 areas of Health Services Management (Annex 1) is highly encourage and will be prioritise (Malaysian candidate) OR has working experience in Health Management related program after specialist training for a minimum of 3 years (non-Malaysian candidate).
Required to submit a current resume with two referees.
Required to submit a standing letter from the employer/institution for the program application.

Objectives of Programme:
By the end of the programme, the candidate should be able to:

  1. determine the domain/components of quality and patient safety measurement in the healthcare setting (hospital and public health setting)
  2. develop indicators to measure the quality and patient safety outcomes.
  3. apply critical thinking, evidence-based medicine and value based medicine in decision making to improve quality and patient safety.
  4. exhibit leadership skills, team work, caring, effective communication and professionalism in workplace.


  1. Evaluate the current quality indicators at hospital or public health setting
  2. Review existing certifications and accreditations of standard of care at the setting
  3. Collaborate with multidisciplinary professionals and agencies ( eg Ministry of Health,
    Konsortium Hospital Universiti Awam Malaysia, Malaysian Society for Quality in
    Healthcare) in proposing plan of action (POA) in increasing quality of care
  1. Active participation in supervision training, scientific seminar discussion or journal
    appraisal at the department.
  2. Record experience activities in the student-led customised logbook.
  3. Schedule meetings with the supervisor during the fellowship program for progress
  4. Submission at least one technical report / policy paper / article in indexed journal.

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. If you are non-Malaysian citizen student, you will need Temporary Practising
    Certificate (TPC) by Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Please ensure you fulfil all
    the requirements for TPC.
  3. Application for TPC will be forwarded to MMC by UKM except for Letter of Good Standing.

The 5 areas of Health Services Management (Annex 1) Subspecialty through proposed 2-3 years Fellowship or equivalent recognised credentialing process
in the 5 areas:
• Human Resources Management

• Health Economics/Financing

• Quality Assurance

• Health Information and Management System

• Hospital Management

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)