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Master of Family Medicine (MFamMed)

The Master of Family Medicine programme is a four-year full time postgraduate clinical specialty training programme in Family Medicine which includes a research component.


On satisfactory completion of the four year programme, the doctor will have demonstrated the competence of a Family Medicine Specialist with knowledge, attitude and skills to practise and lead in a health clinic independently, and to conduct research in the primary care setting.

Career Opportunity

The career opportunities are broad. Primarily the Family Medicine Specialist will work and lead in a primary care clinic or choose an academic career.

Course Structure

(1) The programme comprises three stages:

(a) Stage I:

Clinical rotation in the first year of study in a hospital formally recognized by the Faculty in the following disciplines:

  • General Medicine;
  • Paediatrics; and
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

(b) Stage II:

(i) Six months of speciality posting, one month each in the following discipline:

  • Psychological medicine
  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Elective (e.g. dermatology)

(ii) Eighteen (18) months of clinical training in Family Medicine in the second and third year of study in centres formally recognised by the Faculty.

(c) Stage III:

(i) One year of advanced training in Family Medicine in the fourth year of study at a primary care setting, either in a health clinic or university-based primary care clinic.

Language Requirement

Foreign candidates whose first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction must have at least:

(1) A band 6 for IELTS; or

(2) A score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based) for TOEFL.

Without the language requirement above, the candidate must attend and pass the English Language Proficiency Programme (ELP) conducted by the University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed) at the level stipulated by the University.

Entry Requirement

(1) Entry qualifications

(a) The degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University or an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate; and

(b) At least one year of post-full registration clinical experience approved by the Senate.

(2) Other requirements

(a) Qualifies for registration as a medical practitioner under the Medical Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia; and

(b) Satisfies the Department responsible for the candidate’s programme of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.

Intake Schedule
Once a year in the month of June.
RM35,508.00 (Local student)
RM70,060.00 (International student)
(Fees above are subjected to amendment by the Management of University Malaya)
Last Update: January 10, 2018