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The Master of Family Medicine programme is a four-year full time postgraduate clinical specialty training programme in Family Medicine which includes a research component.

  • On satisfactory completion of the four year programme, the doctor will have demonstrated the competence of a Family Medicine Specialist with knowledge, attitude and skills to practise and lead in a health clinic independently, and to conduct research in the primary care setting.
  • The career opportunities are broad. Primarily the Family Medicine Specialist will work and lead in a primary care clinic or choose an academic career.

1) The programme comprises three stages:

  • Stage I:
    • Clinical rotation in the first year of study in a hospital formally recognized by the Faculty in the following disciplines:
      • General Medicine;
      • Paediatrics; and
      • Obstetrics and Gynaecolo
  • Stage II:
    • Six months of speciality posting, one month each in the following discipline:
      • Psychological medicine
      • Surgery
      • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Ophthalmology
      • Otorhinolaryngology
      • Elective (e.g. dermatology)
    • Eighteen (18) months of clinical training in Family Medicine in the second and third year of study in centres formally recognised by the Faculty.
  • Stage III:
    • One year of advanced training in Family Medicine in the fourth year of study at a primary care setting, either in a health clinic or university-based primary care clinic.

A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme shall be required:

  • To obtain a score of 600 for a paper-based total (PBT); a score of 250 for a computer-based total (CBT) or a score of 100 for an internet-based total (IBT) for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • To obtain a band of 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

1) Entry qualifications

  • The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate; and
  • At least one year of post-full registration clinical experience approved by the Senate.

2) Other requirements

  • Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and
  • Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Once a year in month of June.


Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 31/07/2019