Discover Your Passion for Primary Care with Our Speciality Training

Family Medicine has been recognised as essential to achieving universal health coverage for the population.

Where once the family physician was a reliable first contact for health concerns, they are now at the frontline of chronic disease management, paediatric and women’s healthcare, family planning and mental health management.

The establishment of MInTFM is in support of the nation’s goal to have 8,000 more specialists to reach the target of having one specialist for every 4,000 population.

The training aims to produce doctors who, on completion of the training, can provide the highest quality of primary care to individuals and families in the community.

Kindly Note:

  • The MInTFM application will start on 4th September 2023.
    Please look out for an e-hip application opening on the
  • MOH website approx. this Aug/Sep 2023.
  • Booth applications MUST be completed accordingly for entry eligibility into the MInTFM 2024 intake.
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MInTFM Contact

The preferred contact method is via email to minftm@rcsiucd.edu.my.
Alternatively, for more urgent matters, call +604 – 217 1913

Intake

July

Duration

4 Years

Fees

Covered by Bahagian Pengurusan Latihan (BPL), HLP (Permanent) and Biasiswa (Contract).
MUST APPLY SEPARATELY with BPL TOWARAN D.

Overview

The Malaysia-Ireland Training Programme for Family Medicine (MInTFM) is tailored for medical doctors who aspire to be Family Medicine Specialists (FMS).

Curriculum

The curriculum is a contextualised version of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) curriculum. Assessment is by ICGP, leading to Membership of ICGP (MICGP), with all exams contextualised for Malaysia.

Training is conducted in local schemes and has flexibility in delivery – with adherence to the national curriculum and assessments.

The programme is taught and supervised by Industry Professionals who consist of Family Medicine Specialists and Consultants.

Our candidates undertake two years in hospital practice and two years in Family Medicine clinics within the same scheme.

Candidates will be placed in ONE of the FOUR (4) available schemes below:

Note: Candidates may state their preference of schemes in the application form, and is subject to availability.

Fees

Covered by Bahagian Pengurusan Latihan (BPL), HLP (Permanent) and Biasiswa (Contract), MUST APPLY SEPARATELY with Bahagian Pngurusan Latihan (BPL) TAWARAN D.

Deposit Payment

RM4,000

Deposit Refunded once sponsorship funding has been received by MInTFM

*Fees include ICGP Assessment Exams for the First Setting

Funding Options

Candidates are eligible for financial assistance when enrolling into MInTFM

Discover your funding options below and check on your eligibility.

Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan (HLP)

Federal Training Grant awarded by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) to potential medical officers who wish to pursue their Master’s Degree or Specialty Training in Malaysia.

Please note that the HLP funding requires a separate application.

More information can be found at http://ehlp.moh.gov.my/.

This is an application for both Permanent and Contract Medical Officers.

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)

Is currently pending confirmation from Bahagian Pengurusan Latihan (BLP) on having MARA as a funding option for our trainees.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed internship and two years as a Medical Officer and 3 years of complete SKT (Sasarana Kerja Tahunan) and LNPT (Laporan Nilai Prestasi Tahunan) at the time of application to BPL
  • Be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)
  • The application is made online through MInTFM website.
  • MUST APPLY SEPARATELY with Bahagian Pengurusan Latihan (BPL) TAWARAN D.

How to Apply

  • Please review your application details before clicking on the ‘Finalise Submission’ mission.
  • Please note you cannot amend your application form once it has been submitted.
  • You may refer to the guidelines below when submitting a complete application.
  • Please check that you have uploaded all relevant documents in PDF form
  • Marks will be awarded for fully completed applications on First Submission with all required supporting documents in legible format by the closing date.

MUST APPLY SEPARATELY with Bahagian Pengurusan Latihan (BPL) TAWARAN D.

Course Structure & Delivery

Weekly Day Release

Trainees are entitled to weekly day release throughout the programme which consists of the following:

  • Weekly full day of Educational Input
  • Mixture of online and in-person teaching
  • Focus on small group learning, providing peer review and team building
  • Access to all ICGP materials that Irish trainee has
  • Regular masterclasses and educational input from ICGP
  • Cutting edge learning assessment tools
    Communication Skills Training

Delivery of the programme is conducted:

  • Using the ICGP curriculum that is specifically adapted for the Malaysian setting.
  • For 4 years:
    • Years 1 & 2: Hospital training posts
    • Years 3 & 4: Supervised positions within primary care clinics.
  • Under the supervision of accredited Family Physician (FP) Trainers, who are exclusively trained for the role
  • Using innovative blended learning tools that combine in-person workshops, online classes, content and assessment tools.
  • Using an advanced Online Learning Environment (OLE) platform that facilitates a range of blended residency programme functions and trainee supports.

Assessments & Course Completion

You are expected to fulfil two of the following requirements before applying for registration on the National Specialist Register (NSR).

MICGP Examination

A criterion-referenced examination that consists of two parts:

  • Core Knowledge Test Module (CKT)
  • Clinical Competency Test (CCT)

Satisfactory Completion of Training

A Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training that allows entry onto the National Specialist Register to be issued by RUMC on condition of notification by the training scheme of Satisfactory Completion of Training.

To obtain Satisfactory Completion, the following requirements should be met:

  • Research to the standard required by the National Specialist Register (NSR).
  • Assessment of communication skills.
  • Completion of all logbooks as directed by MInTFM
  • 75% attendance overall

The application for recognition of the programme by the National Specialist Register is underway.

Our Scheme Directors

Northern Region

Central Region

Southern Region

Sarawak Scheme

3 Essential Components Of MInTFM

01

The Hospital Component

  • First two years of general practice take place in a hospital setting under the direction of the Training Scheme.
  • Requirement: A broad range of experience of over at least 4-6 different disciplines relating to Family Medicine.

02

The Training Clinic Component

  • Each Family Physician (FP) trainee is allocated to a primary care clinic, under the supervision of a trainer.
  • Trainee’s experience under this component is essential for their development as a competent FP.
  • The trainee learns to appreciate the needs and demands of Family Medicine and how it differs from hospital practice.
  • Substantiates the principles of primary care and a high standard of care delivered by the FP.
  • Relationship between trainer and trainee is integral for a satisfactory educational experience.

03

The Education Component

  • An essential, integral & central component of the training process.
  • Facilitated by the Scheme Directing Team in a small group format.
  • Augmented by live virtual classrooms and self-paced online learning modules.
  • Takes place over the full 4-year period of training.

01

The Hospital Component

  • First two years of general practice take place in a hospital setting under the direction of the Training Scheme.
  • Requirement: A broad range of experience of over at least 4-6 different disciplines relating to Family Medicine.

02

The Training Clinic Component

  • Each Family Physician (FP) trainee is allocated to a primary care clinic, under the supervision of a trainer.
  • Trainee’s experience under this component is essential for their development as a competent FP.
  • The trainee learns to appreciate the needs and demands of Family Medicine and how it differs from hospital practice.
  • Substantiates the principles of primary care and a high standard of care delivered by the FP.
  • Relationship between trainer and trainee is integral for a satisfactory educational experience.

03

The Education Component

  • An essential, integral & central component of the training process.
  • Facilitated by the Scheme Directing Team in a small group format.
  • Augmented by live virtual classrooms and self-paced online learning modules.
  • Takes place over the full 4-year period of training.

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