Master of Medicine in Family Medicine

Click HERE for the MMed(FM) registration form. (Application closes on 11 May 2018)

MMed(FM) College Programme

COURSE OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

The MMed(FM) College Programme is a 16-month structured training programme tailored for GDFM graduates who wish to proceed to Masters level training. The course will consist of weekly evening sessions that comprise tutorials, workshops, clinical bedside teaching and mock sessions with role play. This will involve both centralised large group and decentralised small group teaching. There will also be a preceptorship component 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.

STRUCTURE

Each trainee will be assigned to a supervisor. The teaching sessions are conducted weekly in the evenings comprising tutorials, workshops, clinical bedside teaching and mock sessions with role play.

The academic year will be from July to October the following year.

 

Components

Remarks

1 Centralised large group teaching
  • Tutorials, Workshops, Clinical and Mock Sessions
  • At least 75% attendance required
2 Decentralised small group teaching
  • Discussions, Mock Sessions
  • At least 75% attendance required
3 Skills Courses
  • To improve competence in various clinical skills
  • To enhance clinical and patient clerking skills
  • At least 75% attendance required
4 Self-directed learning
  • Learning through practice, homework assignments and on-line reading
  • Portfolio-based learning recorded in a logbook
  • The logbook forms part of the formative assessment
5 Written Work
  • 40 Cases - Submitted for the MMed(FM) examination
  • Audit Project - Assessed as part of the final formative assessment
6 Preceptorship Sessions
  • Observation of consultation by supervisors in the trainee's own practice setting
  • Two sessions - Second session will be combined with the practice audit (below)
7 Practice audit
  • To assess the trainee's practice management standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMINATION FORMAT

The examination is conducted by DGMS, NUS and the examination format for 2019 is:

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

Chronic
Acute
Preventive

30 min

 

Station 2:
Slides-based short answer questions
13 Questions 13 questions (3 min each + 1 min) 40 min
Station 3-14:
12 Clinical Skills Assessment Stations
12 Stations

10 Consultation Stations

 

2 Physical Examination Stations

20 min (x10)
*Includes 4-minutes reading time


10 min (x2)
*NO READING TIME

Total testing time (Clinical) 290 min

Fees are made 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 will be required to sign an undertaking that he/she is 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$14,412.90
Non Member - S$15,985.80

  • 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 5 June 2018
  • Strictly no refund of fees on or after 6 June 2018
  • Cheque to be made payable to "College of Family Physicians Singapore"

* Up to 21 trainees can receive the MOH Subsidy. Doctors who are sponsored by their institutions / employers are not eligible for the MOH Subsidy.

REGISTRATION
Registration is open from 6 April 2018 to 11 May 2018.

 

 

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