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 FOUR (4) available schemes below:
- East Malaysia (Sabah/Sarawak)
NOTE: Candidates may state their preference of schemes in the application form, and is subject to availability.
RM25,000 / year (2023 Intake)
RM 12,000 every 6 months X 8 payments = Total RM 96,000
The deposit is non-refundable
The first instalment RM 12,000 will be refunded if the student decides to withdraw from the programme within 2 weeks of commencement.
* Fees include ICGP Assessment Exams for First Sitting
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/
This is applicable for both Permanent and Contract Medical Officer
Candidates can apply for education loans from banks such as Affin Bank and more.
- Completed internship and one year as Medical Officer
- Be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
- The application is made online through MInTFM website:
- Structured application is assessed and scored based on 3 criteria:
- Qualifications & Awards
- Career Progression
- Research / Quality Improvement
Candidates must sit a Clinical Entrance Test Online with a pass or fail result. Only those who pass are eligible for interview. Interview are conducted online using a structured format.
Interview ranking determines the offer of a place, and choice of location of the training scheme and hospital allocation.
- 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 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.
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
- 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
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 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.
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 2023 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.