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Masters of Psychological Medicine is a 4-year clinical program under the Faculty of Medicine which provides psychiatric specialist training in Malaysia.


At the end of the course the candidate shall demonstrate:

  • thorough knowledge in the field of psychiatry and adequate knowledge in the psychiatric sub-specialties.
  • broad knowledge in the fields of psychopathology aspects of etiology, symptomatology, treatment and management.
  • ability to take a detailed history, and in carrying out physical and mental state examinations.
  • ability to conduct appropriate investigations.
  • leadership skills and cooperate with other staff like the clinical psychologist, medical social worker, occupational therapist and others.
  • good attitudes and a sense of responsibility while discussing with colleagues and while treating patients.
  • good skill in handling discussions and in communicating with patients or their family members.
  • capacity to continue acquiring current knowledge in psychiatry and in keeping abreast of latest developments in the field of medicine in general.
  • ability to undertake research activities in psychiatry.
  • ability to function as a psychiatrist who is efficient in raising the levels of expertise,
  • practice and mental health standard in the society.

To gain knowledge and skills to candidates in psychiatry, enabling candidates to function independently as safe and competent psychiatrists.

After completion of the course, a candidate shall be gazetted/credentialed under a consultant psychiatrist supervision to be certified as a clinical psychiatrist in Malaysia.

(1) The programme of study comprises three stages as follows:

  • (a) Stage I, in the first year of study comprising:
    • (i) clinical training in basic attitudes;
    • (ii) training in clinical skills and management in psychiatry;
    • (iii) training in basic sciences relevant to psychiatry and training in psychiatric management and
    • (iv) preparation of two case protocols in general psychiatry.
  • (b) Stage II, in the second and third year of study comprising:
    • (i) training in clinical psychiatry and rotational postings in psychiatric subspecialties;
    • (ii) preparation of case protocols for the number of cases which shall be determined by the department from time to time.
  • (c) Stage III, in the forth year of study comprising advanced training in psychiatry and completion of research project

(2) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage II of the programme study unless he has passed the Part I Examination.

(3) No candidate shall be permitted to proceed to Stage III of the programme study unless he has passed the Part II Examination.

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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. (Priority to candidate’s who has completed six (6) months in General Surgery as a Medical Officer after the internship training in any government hospitals).

(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 the month of June.

Fee Structure for Citizen
Fee Structure for Non-Citizen

Last Updated: 05/08/2019