Master of Medicine in Family Medicine

REGISTRATION FOR Y2017-Y2018 INTAKE HAD CLOSED

MMed(FM) College Programme

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MMed(FM) College Programme is a one-year structured training programme tailored for GDFM graduates who wish to proceed to Masters level training. The course consists of weekly evening tutorials, FM rounds, workshops and seminars, preceptorship sessions and a practice audit. Trainees will find the practice audit useful in helping them formulate quality improvement processes to enhance patient care outcomes.

Clinical attachments for various specialties are designed to provide the breadth of exposure for trainees to acquire the requisite competencies to practise as FPs in the local context. Each trainee is attached to a supervisor assigned by CFPS.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive and structured training programme for doctors working in primary care with at least 6 years’ experience after graduation
  • To prepare trainees to sit for the MMed(FM) Examinations and attain the role of a Master
  • To achieve the standard of a registrar in FM on par with specialists in other fields

STRUCTURE

Each trainee will be assigned to a supervisor. The teaching sessions and tutorials will be held mainly between 5.00pm and 7.00pm weekly. The academic year will be from July to May (the following year).

 

Components

Frequency

Remarks

1 Small group teaching 40 sessions
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Clinical sessions
At least 75% attendance required
2 Skills courses including clinical refreshers 10 Sessions To revise the clinical examination and practice skills
3 Self-directed Learning Throughout the learning period
  • Portfolio-based learning
  • Logbook - part of the FA
4 Preceptorship Sessions Twice in the year Conducted in the clinic setting
5 Written work & Audit Project Throughout the course
  • Record of 40 cases
  • Audit project assessed as part of the FA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMINATION FORMAT

The examination is conducted by DGMS, NUS and consists of:

Component

Format

 

Time

Part 1 (Written)

ABMS Paper MCQ 250 Questions 325 min
Part 2 (Clinical): Multi-Station Clinical Examination
Station 1:
Logbook-based viva assessment (40 cases)

 

Questions on 3 domains
1 Structured Question

Chronic (6 min)
Acute (6 min)
Preventive (6 min)
Ethics/Professionalism (8 min)
13 questions (2 min each)

26 min

 

Station 2:
Slides-based short answer questions
13 Questions 13 questions (2 min each) 26 min
Station 3-13:
11 Clinical Skills Assessment Stations
11 Stations 3 Long Consultation Stations
5 Short Consultation Stations
3 Physical Examination Stations
26 min (x3)
11 min (x5)
11 min (x3)
Total testing time (Clinical) 218 min

Fees are payable to ‘National University of Singapore’ when applying for examinations.

ELIGIBILITY

Registration with SMC

To have full or conditional registration with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC)

Training

The satisfactory completion of all 8 modules of the Family Medicine Modular Course not more than 5 years prior to application

OR

Have attained MRCGP(UK)

Work Experience

At least six years of experience after graduation of which at least one year must be in a Family Medicine setting. Make up attachments may be required to make up for the shortfall in this experience

Clinical Work during Training

The trainee is required to be in current practice of 24 clinical hours per week, of which 8 hours must be in an approved Family Medicine setting

Clinical Inspection & Interview

This may be conducted when required to assess the suitability of the practice and candidate for MMed(FM) training

COURSE FEE
College Member - S$9,007.48
Non Member - S$9,992.32

  • Prices stated are inclusive of 7% GST
  • CFPS will charge applicant a non-refundable registration fee of S$1,605 (inclusive of 7% GST) if the request for withdrawal from the course is made in writing by 6 June 2017
  • Strictly no refund of fees on or after 7 June 2017
  • Cheque to be made payable to "College of Family Physicians Singapore"

To find out more, please contact College Secretariat at 6223 0606 or email: mmed@cfps.org.sg