Malaysia-Ireland Training Programme for Family Medicine (MInTFM) is tailored for medical doctors who aspire to be a Family Medicine Specialist (FMS).
It is managed and delivered by RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) using the Irish College of General Practice (ICGP) curriculum and assessment. The programme delivers a curriculum specifically adapted for the Malaysian context.
Training is conducted in local schemes and has flexibility in delivery- with adherence to the national curriculum & assessments.
The programme is taught & supervised by Industry Professionals who consist of Family Medicine Specialists & 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 THREE (3) available schemes below:
NOTE: Candidates may state their preference of schemes in the application form, and is subject to availability.
RM25,000 / year (2022 Intake)
RM 6,000 every quarter ( 3 months ) X 15 payments = Total RM 90,000
RM 6,000 will be refunded from the deposit if the student decides to withdraw from the programme within 2 weeks of commencement.
* Fees include ICGP Assessment Exams
Candidates are eligible for financial assistance when enrolling into MInTFM.
Discover your funding options below and check on your eligibility:
Federal Training Grant awarded by Ministry of Health Malaysia 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/
Candidates can apply for education loans from banks such as Affin Bank and more.
- Completed internship and be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
- The application process follows a centralised and structured procedure through MInTFM panel.
- Structured application is assessed and scored based on 3 criteria:
- Qualifications & Awards
- Career Progression
- Research / Quality Improvement
Candidates are scored based on the application (20%) and the interview (80%) and ranked against all other candidates.
Ineligible candidates are removed at the application stage.
The ranking determines both the offer of a place and choice of location of the training scheme.
- Before starting your online application, you are required to download and fill in the application form.
(Application form for 2023 Intake will be available from November 2022 onwards.)
- After completing the form, you may proceed to apply via our online portal.
- Please review the details of your application before you click on the ‘Finalise Submission’ button.
- Please note you will not be able to amend your application form once it has been submitted.
- You may refer to the guideline below to submit a complete application.
- Please check that you have uploaded all relevant documents and that they are legible.
- A checklist of possible documents to upload is given, but it is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary documentation is uploaded.
- Marks will be awarded for fully completed applications with all required supporting documents in legible format by the closing date.
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 combines in-person workshops, online classes, content & assessment tools.
- Using an advanced Online Learning Environment (OLE) platform, that facilitates a range of blended residency programme functions & trainee supports.
Trainees are entitled to weekly day release throughout the programme which consists of the following:
- Weekly full day of Educational Input
- Alternate weeks online and in person
- 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
You are expected to fulfil two of the following requirements before applying for registration on the National Specialist Register.
A criterion-referenced examination that consists of three parts :
- Core Knowledge Test Module (CKT)
- Modified Essay Question Module (MEQ)
- Clinical Competency Test (CCT)
Satisfactory Completion of Training
A Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Family Medicine 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.
Download MInTFM Frequently Asked Questions here.
DR SRI WAHYU TAHER
Master’s Degree in Family Medicine (UKM)
BSc Med Science (Scotland)
DR ARTINI BINTI ABIDIN
Assistant Scheme Director
MD (UKM), MMED (FAMILY MEDICINE) (USM)
Dr Azah Binti Abdul Samad
MD (UKM), MMED (Family Medicine) (UM)View Profile
DR ROHAYAH BINTI ISMAIL
Assistant Scheme Director
Medical Doctor (MD)(UKM)
Masters in Family Medicine (UKM)
DR Sathya Rao Jogulu
Assistant Scheme Director
M.B.B.S (IMU), Masters of Family Medicine [M.Med (Fam Med)] (UKM)
Take a look at the key dates and events for MInTFM’s 2022 intake here.
3 Essential Components of MInTFM
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.
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.
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.