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July 2021 Intake in progress


Our Specialty Training


Malaysian doctors may pursue FMS training using the Irish College of General Practice (ICGP) curriculum and assessment. Managed and delivered by RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), the programme will deliver a curriculum specifically adapted for the Malaysian context.

Delivery of the training will take place in local schemes. Delivery of training for each trainee will take place wholly within one scheme, undertaking both the two years in hospital practice and two years in Family Medicine clinics within the scheme.


MInTFM utilises the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) curriculum which defines the learning outcomes for the specialty of family medicine and describes the competences required to practice medicine as a family physician.

3 Essentials Components of MInTFM

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The Hospital Component
  • The first two years of general practice training will be taken place in a hospital setting under the direction of Training Scheme.
  • Requirement: A broad range of experience from over at least 4 – 6 different disciplines relating to family Medicine.
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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.
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The Education Component
  • An essential, integral and central component in 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.

Entry Requirements


Applicants must have completed their internship and registered under the Malaysian Medical Council. The application for this programme follows a centralised structured process through MInTFM. A structured application will be assessed and evaluated based on 3 criteria:

  • Qualifications and Awards
  • Career progression
  • Research/quality improvement

All the ineligible candidates will be removed at the beginning stage of the application. Meanwhile the selected ones, will be invited to a structured interview. All candidates will be evaluated based from the application (20%) and from the interview (80%). The location of training scheme placement will be determined by the rank/results.



RM25,000/year including ICGP Exams.

A Message From Our National Clinical Director


Dr. John Latham

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The MInTFM programme for Family Medicine Training is a collaboration between RCSI and UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and iheed. We are implementing the ICGP curriculum for Family Medicine adjusted for Malaysia. The MInTFM Programme will be delivered in a similar way to the Irish programme in a four-year training scheme, leading to registration on the National Specialist Register (NSR). Each trainee will gain Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP) having passed the examination for Membership.

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