Collegiate Membership (MCFPS) by Assessment

The MCFP(S) is the professional benchmark for recognition as Senior Family Physicians. It may be attained via one of 2 routes. Family physicians with GDFM must undergo the MCFP(S) by assessment, while those with MMed(FM) may be elected by interview.

Collegiate Membership of the College / MCFP(S) by Assessment

Aims and Objectives:

In line with international standards of awarding professional membership by objective assessments and validation, the MCFP(s) by Assessment Programme was introduced.

Eligibility:

The applicant must fulfil the following entry requirements:

1) Professional

  • Be an Ordinary or Associate Member of the College of Family Physicians Singapore for at least 2 years,
  • Has held a registrable or acceptable qualification for not less than 3 years,
  • Has been engaged in family practice for not less than 3 years, and is currently in family practice for the past 1 year,
  • Has spent at least 3 months in primary ambulatory care within the last 3 years,
  • Be in professional good standing (with a letter of good standing signed off by someone with MCFP(S) or above).

2) Academic

  • Possess MRCGP(UK) AND GDFM

    OR
  • Possess MMed (Internal Medicine) or MRCP(UK) AND GDFM

Assessment:

Candidates will need to submit the following for assessment:

1. A log of 40 cases in the SOAP format showcasing the spectrum of Family Medicine comprising acute and chronic cases as well as preventive medicine.

  • There must be at least 5 Obstetrics and Gynaecology cases, 5 Paediatric cases, and 5 Geriatric cases submitted.
  • There must be at least one case presenting with a psychological condition.
  • Each case must not exceed one page in length. Font Arial, font size 11.

2. Video consultations of 3 Adult Medicine cases and 3 Paediatric cases.

  • Written Consent must be obtained from the patients prior to the video 
  • For the adult video, at least one case must be a chronic medical condition.
  • For the paediatric case, at least one case must be that of a developmental assessment.
  • All 6 video cases must be of different conditions. Any repeat medical conditions submitted will not be accepted for the assessment. 
  • A write-up of each of the 6 video cases must be provided.
  • The format of the video consultations should be in MP4.

Candidates will be assessed through:

  1. One hour viva voce on the log of 40 cases
  2. One hour viva voce on the 3 adult video consultations
  3. One hour viva voce on the 3 paediatric video consultations


It is advised that candidates have a broad knowledge of Family Medicine, as questions asked during the viva voce may not be confined specifically to the cases submitted.

Award:

In order to satisfy the conditions for award of the Collegiate Membership of the College of Family Physicians Singapore [MCFP(S)], the candidate must pass all the following:

  1. Viva voce of the log of 40 cases
  2. Viva voce of the 3 adult video consultations
  3. Viva voce of the 3 paediatric video consultations


Fees:

The fee for MCFP(S) by Assessment is S$5,145.18 (inclusive of 7% GST).

Upon successfully passing the Assessment, the candidate will need to pay S$1,335.67 [S$ 374.50 (Inclusive of 7% GST) Entrance fee and $961.17 (Inclusive of 7% GST) Initiation fee].

 

For enquiries on the next Assessment, please contact the Secretariat at programmes@cfps.org.sg.