SECRETARIAT OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES FACULTY OF MEDICINE​

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Secretariat of Postgraduate Studies - Faculty of Medicine

PhD programmes offered by Faculty of Medicine UKM are classified as research mode. The programmes are conducted primarily through research works under supervision of academic faculty members to produce a full thesis at the end of the study. This mode of study is chosen by students who seek discovery of in-depth and novel knowledge, enjoy critical thinking and problem solving, and planning for career advancement. Various programmes are available, depending on the research areas. Ultimately, the programmes aim to produce graduates who are qualified and competitive for the workforce.

1. Doctor of Philosophy
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology 
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck
  • Paediatrics
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Tissue Engineering 
 
2. Doctor of Philosophy (Community Health)
3. Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Education)

Research

Full-Time  : 6 – 12 Semesters (Maximum)
Part-Time : 8 – 14 Semesters (Maximum)

*** International Students : Full-Time Only

Throughout the Academic Year

  1. Master Degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or from other university recognized by the Senate; OR
  2. Other qualifications professional/vocational-related or relevant experience equivalent to a Master’s degree by the Senate; OR
  3. Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree research mod program at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and recommended by the Graduate Studies Committee in respect of the conversion to the programme Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with formal approval of the Senate; OR
  4. A Bachelor Honours First Class or equivalent with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 3.67 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or other universities recognized by the Senate; OR
  5. Candidates registered in Masters of Medical Sciences research mod may convert their registrations to Doctor of Philosophy according to results achieved and criteria acknowledged by the Senate; AND
  6. A letter/proof of financial support must be attached. All international and self-financed applicants must produce an accepted written proof of financial status either in a form of an active bank/financial Institution statement or accepted letter of guarantee.

Programme Structure
Students will spend most of their time on research activities. All students are required to complete the ‘Research Methodology’ course in the beginning of the study. The Bahasa Melayu language course is compulsory for all international students.

Supervision
Students will be supervised by the faculty members for their research component. Applicants are required to approach and seek potential supervisor with matched research interest before applying for the study. Information regarding potential supervisors can be found at the faculty’s Secretariat of Research and Innovation website (http://www.ukm.my/spifper/) or the respective departmental website.

Graduation Requirement
Students are required to complete the following criteria within 12 semesters in order to be considered for graduation:

  • Published 2 WOS indexed articles
  • Completed compulsory courses
    • Research Methodology course for all students
    • Bahasa Melayu course for all international students
  • Passed viva exam and submitted revised thesis
  • Presented research findings: at least one conference

Career Prospects
Career prospects include but not limited to academic and research institutes, industry, and entrepreneurship.

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
  • Letter of Temporary Approval/ Letter of Rejection to applicants will be issued by SPS
  • For the accepted candidates, a copy of Temporary Approval Letter will be sent to International Relations Centre (UKM Global) – 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) Click Here

  • *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 PKP) 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
Finish
SPS will issue Certificate of Completion to the candidate

Flowchart of Credentialing and Privileging in HCTM for International Candidates

DEFINITION

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: http://credentialing.ppukm.ukm.my/index.php 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)
Finish
HCTM issue Certificate of Credentialing (ONE month after)