ACADEMY OF FAMILY
PHYSICIANS OF MALAYSIA
The Society is known as "Akademi Kedoktoran Keluarga Malaysia' with its acronym "AKKM" in Bahasa Malaysia and as
"The Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia" with its acronym "AFPM" in English.
Formerly known as the College of General Practitioners of Malaysia.
The official address is at :
Unit 1-5, Level 1, Hive 4,
Taman Teknologi Mranti,
Lebuhraya Puchong - Sg Besi,
Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone : 603 - 8993 9176 / 603 - 8993 9177
Fax : 603 - 8993 9187
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Motto of the Academy is : "Dengan Tatangan Ilmi"
To advance the Art and Science of Medicine for the general benefit of mankind, irrespective of race, creed or religion.
To arrange meetings, seminars, symposia and conferences to discuss medical and scientific problems / challenges.
To provide Courses for medical practitioners in Family Medicine and related subjects including Family Practice, General Practice and Primary Health Care.
To promote and maintain high standards of medical practice and to this end to establish an "agency for quality in health care".
To encourage and assist research into medical, scientific and allied subjects and to this end to establish an agency for Research in Health Care.
To provide, endow or support scholarships, lectureships, readerships, and professorships.
To publish Journals, Newsletters, books and other publications with such approvals as required by law.
To give, grant, issue or bestow on medical practitioners, Certificates, Diplomas and /or other tokens of distinctions in recognition of proficiency or competence in Family Medicine Practice and subjects that are cognate to Family Medicine. Any such award will be based on a process of assessment or by examination or by thesis or by an honors course duly accredited by an accreditation body, and to create a register of such persons.
To construct, build or acquire by purchase, hire, lease, grant, sell, or mortgage any movable or immovable properties in furtherance of the Objects of the Academy and receive, borrow or invest money or lend money for any of the Objects of the Academy or to incorporate and to shares in such companies as Council may authorize.
To enter into affiliation with Institutions of higher learning, Academies, Organizations and bodies subscribing to similar objects.
The Blazon of the Coat of Arms of the AFPM is made up of:-
The Shield is in three colours, a band of rose red across the top, a band of gold across the centre and a band of purple below. In the rose red is a stylized family of father, mother and child in gold. In the band of gold are three stylized red hibiscus flowers. In the purple band is a open book in gold.
The Crest is made of a wreath on which stands a Malaysian tiger in black and gold stripes holding a staff of Aesklepios in brown subduing the serpent, the snake in lime green.
The Ribbons hold up the shield in three sashes. The sashes are two silver sashes with red tips and one sash of purple with silver tip on the left of the shield and two sashes of purple with silver tips and a red sash with silver tip on the right of the shield.
The Robes of the Academy
The various categories of members are to use robes at all official functions as follows
President: A robe of kain songket in blue silk with a pattern emblazoned with the Academy Crest. The front, sleeves shall be laced with gold lace.
President Elect: A robe of damask blue figured silk, emblazoned with a smaller Academy Crest, similar in type to that used for the President. The front, sleeve-slits and the flap collar are trimmed with gold lace.
Chairman of Council: A robe of damask blue figured silk, emblazoned with a smaller Academy Crest, similar in type to that used for the President. The front, sleeve-slits and the flap collar are trimmed with gold lace.
Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Censor-in-Chief and Fellows: A robe of damask blue figured silk, emblazoned with a smaller Academy Crest, the front and the sleeves trimmed with gold lace.
Member: A robe of damask blue figured silk, the fronts and sleeves trimmed with gold lace.
VISION AND MISSION OF ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS OF MALAYSIA (AFPM)
To promote high quality clinical practice, education and research for Malaysian General Practice.
To improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in Malaysia.
To support our members in their pursuit of clinical excellence.