The application process for LCP - for General practitioner (Chapter 1)

Introduction
The practice of aesthetic medicine is on the rise globally, and it has definitely gained popularity in Malaysia. Although the aesthetic medical practice has not been recognized as a medical specialty in Malaysia, it is scientific in its approach and practice. Like other medical and surgical specialties, aesthetic medicine practice is underpinned by evidence-based medicine.

In 2013, the Ministry of Health Malaysia published the first Guidelines on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners. This guideline was prepared by gathering expert opinions from various stakeholders in the Ministry of Health, universities, professional bodies, and private practitioners. Chapter one of the guideline served as the national guidelines on aesthetic medical practice for general practitioners.

This guideline stated that all registered medical practitioners who qualify and wish to practice aesthetic medical practice must register under the National Registry of Registered Medical Practitioners Practising Aesthetic Medical Practice. General practitioners practicing aesthetic medicine are registered to Chapter 1 of the National Registry, while Chapters 2 and 3 are for medical specialists and surgical specialists, respectively.
General practitioners who fulfilled the requirement and passed the Pertubuhan Doktor Estetik Berdaftar Malaysia assessment will receive the Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) in Aesthetic Medical Practice. The Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) allows practitioners to incorporate medical aesthetic services into their practice and get registration into the national registry.

Who is eligible for the Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) in Aesthetic Medical Practice under Chapter 1 (General Practitioner)?

  • A medical practitioner who intends to practice aesthetic medical practice must be fully registered with the Malaysian Medical Council.
  • He or she must possess a current and valid Annual Practising Certificate.
  • He or she must have a minimum of two years of clinical experience as a medical officer (or equivalent) after full registration. He or she also needs to complete two years of relevant training in aesthetic medical practice under supervision/attachment and practicing as a general practitioner.
  • He or she is free from any disciplinary actions.
  • The Medical Practice Division of the Ministry of Health Malaysia will award a Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) upon recommendation by the Main Credentialing & Privileging Committee of Aesthetic Medical Practice to the candidate who has completed the required training and assessment.
  • General practitioners who wish to embark on aesthetic medical practice as a new area of practice are required to undergo training as prescribed:
    • Introductory Module to Aesthetic Medical Practice (Example: PgCAD-Part1)
    • Aesthetic Medical Practice Modules (Modules I-VI) (Example: PgCAD-Part2)
      • These six-module includes: Chemical Peels, Lasers, Intense Pulse Light, Skin tightening procedures, botulinum toxin injection, and registered filler injection.
      • Each module will be conducted over a minimum duration of 2 weeks to 2 months duration.

Application Pathway
Source: Guidelines on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners, 2nd Edition

Scope of Practice and Requirements for General Practitioners
Source: Guidelines on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners, 2nd Edition

Guidelines on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners, 2nd Edition
Source: Guidelines on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners, 2nd Edition

How to register for the Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) in Aesthetic Medical Practice under Chapter 1 (General Practitioner)?

A general practitioner who wishes to obtain the Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) in Aesthetic Medical Practice under Chapter 1 would need to ensure they fulfill the requirements mentioned above.

Suppose they fulfill all the criteria and have met the training requirement for Introductory Module to Aesthetic Medical Practice (example, PgCAD part 1) and Aesthetic Medical Practice Modules I-VI (example, PgCAD part 2). In that case, they should complete the registration form and submit them to the secretariat for general practitioners, together with supporting documents required)

Supporting documents required includes:
  • MMC Full registration cert
  • Latest APC
  • COC for theory training
  • COT for practical training
  • Log Book
  • Indemnity insurance
  • Two Referees (both must be LCP-chapter 1 holder)

Upon Completion

Upon completion, the form with supporting document is to be submitted to:

Pertubuhan Doktor Estetik Berdaftar Malaysia
S62-1, Red Carpet Avenue, Encorp Strand Mall, Kota Damansara PJU 5/22,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Email : info@pdebm.com.my
Tel : 019 – 619 9069

A processing fee of RM300 will be collected by PDEBM upon submission of application form.

After processing the registration and confirming that all criteria are fulfilled, the secretariat will arrange for a two-part assessment by the Main Credentialing & Privileging Committee of Aesthetic Medical Practice. The assessment includes an MCQ theory examination followed by a viva assessment session by the committee members. The Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) in Aesthetic Medical Practice shall be issued upon passing both MCQ as well as viva assessment.
The PgCAD program not only aims to equip the candidate with real-world knowledge and skills in aesthetic medical practice but also prepares the candidates for MCQ and viva assessment.

Next Intake

Postgraduate Certificate of Aesthetic Dermatology (Part 1)

September 2022 intake: 10th September – 13th November 2022

Application closing date: 15th August 2022

Next Intake

Postgraduate Certificate of Aesthetic Dermatology (Part 2)

June 2022 intake: 11th June – 14th August 2022

Tutorial date: 11th & 12th June 2022, 16th & 17th July 2022, 13th & 14th August 2022

Application closing date: 15th May 2022