MOH Supervised Post Qualification Work Experience Posting
Prior to 2019, successful candidates who did not go through the MOH gazettement process, ie working in the private sector, would apply for credentialing via NSR for Family Medicine. In 2019 Malaysian Medical Council gave the mandate to AFPM to take over this process from NSR for these candidates. After several discussions with MOH (BPKK), the credentialing process under AFPM commenced in 2020. In 2022, following MMC advice, this process is now referred to as MOH Supervised Post Qualification Work Experience Posting.
What is the Supervised Post Qualification Work Experience Posting?
This is a period of supervised work at a government health clinic ie Klinik Kesihatan, that a candidate who has successfully passed his/her Professional Examination and Training in the field of Family Medicine under the Parallel Pathways (non-MOH candidates) need to undergo before applying for registration as a Specialist in Family Medicine under the National Specialist Registry (NSR). The candidate gets to choose the Klinik Kesihatan and its respective Family Medicine Specialist Supervisor from the list given.
MOH candidates planning to leave MOH may opt to apply for this process with AFPM instead of doing the MOH gazettement. If, however, they change their mind about resigning from MOH after successfully being registered under NSR, they will still need to complete the MOH gazettement as per MOH regulation.
The duration determined by NSR for private practising general practitioners is ONE (1) full day per week for ONE (1) year ie a total of 52 days. A full day is equivalent to an eight-hour session.
A candidate may choose to do more frequently and finish earlier than over the one-year duration. Subject to satisfactory completion and endorsement by AFPM, the candidate may then submit their application to NSR for registration as a Family Medicine Specialist. However, NSR will only vet and approve the application after the duration of one year is completed from the date of commencement of their posting.
As for academic or clinical (service MOs) candidates from universities, please refer to your own University gazettement committee for the gazettement process. AFPM does not undertake this process.
For holders of MRCGP (UK) and FRACGP (Australia) - those who passed the examination in these respective countries - you will need to apply to the AFPM Credentialing Committee and successfully undergo this posting for the equivalent duration of 18 months (ie 1 full day per week for 18 months, total = 78 days) before you may apply for registration under NSR. Again, this posting may be completed earlier if done more frequently per week.
When to apply for this posting?
The candidate may apply to AFPM once he/she has evidence of successful passing of their specialist training and examination, for example, examination result letters.
[Award certificates will be needed as proof only when the candidate applies to NSR as per NSR requirement, e.g. BOTH MAFP and FRACGP/icFRACGP certificates are required currently for NSR registration]
Please download the application form below (item number 1)
Processing fee for application
The processing fee is RM300.00 (THREE HUNDRED RINGGIT MALAYSIA). This fee is waived for all LIFE MEMBERS of AFPM.
Payment can be made to: Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia: Ambank Account Number 001-201-010181-2
The processing fee is non-refundable.<