Master of Medicine in Family Medicine

MMed(FM) College Programme


Registration for MMedFM 2024-2025 is now closed.

Roadshow (on Zoom)

Saturday, 2 Sep 2023

Application period (Online) 2 - 18 Sep 2023 (2359hr) ONLY 
(Any late submissions are strictly not accepted)
Pre-Admission Assessments
Submission deadline of case write-ups and audit proposal on LMS TBC
Online written assessment (MCQ) TBC


The current 16-month programme will be extended to a 22-month enhanced programme. This extension will now allow more evenly-paced learning as well as a gradual build-up of intensity in the preparation for the MMed examinations. This course is offered on a part-time basis.

The programme will now follow the calendar year with the course commencing in January and ending in October the following year


The academic course itself is largely unchanged. It is designed for working doctors wishing to pursue further higher training in FM after their Graduate Diploma in FM (GDFM). The teaching sessions are conducted fortnightly in the evenings or Saturday afternoons, comprising tutorials, workshops, clinical bedside teaching, preceptorship and mock sessions with role play. These can be either centralised large group sessions or decentralised small group teaching with discussions and case based learning (see the table below). The log book of 40 cases examined during the viva examination and audit project are also unchanged.

2022-2023 Intake
Approximately 26 mentors to 30 trainees.
For Audit sessions: 6 groups; 1 tutor; 4 to 7 trainees
Large group teaching: 1 to 2 tutors; 30 trainees

2023-2024 Intake
25 trainees
FM Foundation: approx. 7 tutors
Practice & Management (Audit): approx. 6 tutors
Clinical Skills: approx. 15 tutors
Professional Writing & Communcations: approx. 15 tutors 




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 revise 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
7 Practice audit
  • To assess the trainee's practice management standard
8 Clinic attachments
  • May be necessary to make for the shortfall in prior experience in some specialties
  • To be arranged personally by the trainees and recorded in the logbook






















Family Medicine Foundation
Professional Writing and Communications
Practice and Management
Clinical Skills



The examination is conducted by DGMS, NUS and the examination format for 2023 is as below:





Part 1 (Written)

Applied Knowledge Test** (NEW) [May 2023] MCQ 180 Questions 240 min
Part 2 (Clinical): Multi-Station Clinical Examination [Oct-Nov 2024]
Station 1:
Logbook-based viva assessment (20 cases)


Questions on 3 domains


30 min


Station 2:
Slides-based short answer questions
15 Questions 15 questions (3 min each) 45 min
Station 3-14:
12 Clinical Skills Assessment Stations
12 Stations

12 Consultation Stations
(with at least 1 PE-focused consultation station i.e. focused weightage towards physical examination for the station) 

20 min (x14)
*Includes 4-minute reading time

Total testing time (Clinical) 355 min

** Information is accurate at the time of publishing

Fees are made payable to ‘National University of Singapore’ when applying for examinations. For more info on the MMed(FM) exam, please visit the DGMS website.

To graduate, the candidate must pass both Part 1 and 2 of the MMed(FM) examinations.


Registration with SMC

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


Have passed the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (GDFM) not more than 5 years on the 1st Day of the Calendar Year of the start of the Programme*


Have attained MRCGP(UK)

Work Experience#

At least six years of experience from the date of graduation (as reflected on the medical degree) to the 1st Day of the Calender Year of the start of the Programme**. Of the 6 years of post-graduate experience 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 ambulatory Family Medicine setting.

Clinical Inspection & Interview

This will be conducted to assess the suitability of the practice and candidate for MMed (FM) training.

* Example, for the intake of 2024 to 2025, the date on the applicant’s GDFM certificate must be no earlier than 1st Jan 2019 (no more than 5 years prior to 1st Jan 2024).
** Example, for the intake of 2024 to 2025, the date on the applicant’s medical degree must be no later than 1st Jan 2018 (at least 6 years prior to 1st Jan 2024).
# Requirement is under review; subjected to changes


To enhance the learning efficiency of the programme and to maximise teaching quality, the course will have a limited capacity each year. There will continue to be a selection process with pre-entry screening and interview, including the submission of clinical case write-ups, submission of proposed audit project, written paper and clinical station. This will be a deciding factor and the Board's decision is final.

  • Only applicants with a regular employment (not including locum doctors) will be accepted.
  • Only candidates who have already completed and passed the GDFM examination will be eligible to sign up for the MMed(FM) 2023-2024 intake.

  • All applicants will be charged a non-refundable registration fee at the point of the course application.

COURSE FEE (2024-2025 intake)

Non-College Member


With MOH Subsidy (50%) – Non-College Member


College Member


With MOH Subsidy (50%) –College Member


*Inclusive of prevailing GST rate

Miscellaneous Fees

Refund Policy

% of [the amount of fees paid for Course Fee] If Student’s written notice of withdrawal is received:
80% During the cooling-off period of seven (7) working days after the date that the Student Contract has been signed
0% After the cooling-off period

To find out more, please contact College Secretariat at 6223 0606 or email:


Requirement is under review; subjected to changes