Fellowship Programme (FCFPS)

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The Fellowship [FCFP(S)] by Assessment is awarded to candidates who successfully completes the 24-month Advanced Specialty Training (AST) programme in Family Medicine conducted by the College and passes the Fellowship Summative Exit Examination. The programme is offered to doctors who have successfully completed basic structured family medicine training in an approved training programme, namely the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) [MMed(FM)] at the National University of Singapore or its equivalent.

The structured programme serves to enhance and complement the trainee’s own sphere of clinical experience and practice. It consists of didactic lectures, small group discussion and presentations, workshops and seminars, direct supervision and self-directed learning.


The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide structured advanced directed and self-initiated learning
  • Provide supervision and mentorship for the advanced clinical practice of family/community medicine 
  • Provide a framework for the education and research in the practice of family medicine

On attaining the Fellowship (FCFPS) by Assessment, the candidate will be able to function as a consultant in the following essential roles of a family physician:

  1. Family Medicine Expert
  2. Communicator
  3. Collaborator
  4. Manager
  5. Health advocate
  6. Scholar
  7. Professional



1) Professional & Academic Qualifications

The applicant must fulfil the following entry requirements:

    • Possess the MMed (Family Medicine), Singapore and is a current Ordinary Member of the College of Family Physicians Singapore 1, 2


    • Possess the MCFP(S), and is a current Collegiate Member of the College of Family Physicians Singapore

2) Clinical Practice

Currently in active clinical practice i.e. 24 clinical hours per week, of which 8 hours must be in a family medicine setting as defined by the College Constitution.

a) Ambulatory care in the community
b) Intermediate care in the community hospitals and rehabilitation centres
c) Long term care in the nursing homes, residential care and home based care
d) Hospice and home based end-stage diseases care
e) Interface care which is care within acute hospitals in the interface with the other settings

3) Letter of Good Standing

Submit a letter of good standing from a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians Singapore together with the application form.

 1Existing Non-Members can apply to be an Ordinary Member of the College of Family Physicians Singapore at the point of the programme application. Enrolment into the programme is subjected to the approval of the College Membership.

2Before admission to the Summative Exit Examination, a candidate with MMed (Family Medicine), Singapore will need to be a Collegiate Member of the College of Family Physicians, Singapore [MCFP(S)] by Election.



The trainee must fulfil the following requirements to sit for the Fellowship Summative Exit Examination:

1) Possess the Collegiate Membership of the College of Family Physicians Singapore [MCFP (S)]. 
2) Satisfactory completion of all training requirements (see table 1).
3) Maximum 4 months leave (inclusive of maternity leave, in-camp training, hospitalisation leave, leave of absence etc) for the 2-year AST programme. Apart from maternity leave, in-camp training and hospitalisation leave, all extended leave more than a month will require approval on a case-by-case basis from the Programme Director and the Censors Board. If the trainee needs to take additional maternity leave, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
4) Must pass the Clinical Assessment on Patient Care.
5) 40 teaching hours during the 2 year AST programme in a medical national programme (undergraduate medical teaching in NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine / Duke-NUS / NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine or post-graduate teaching in GDFM or MMed(FM) programmes). This includes the FM Residency Programme, MMed(FM) College Route and any other programmes leading to MMed(FM) training.
6) Must apply and sit for the Summative Exit Examination after completing the advanced specialty training programme and not later than 4 years from the year of enrolment into the programme. If the trainee does not successfully pass the Summative Exit Examination by then, he/she is expected to re-apply and restart the AST programme.



There are three core modules to be completed in 24 months:

  • Clinical practice (CP) comprising case studies, clinical tutorials and clinical assessments that reinforce the roles of Family Medicine expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, and professional leader.
  • Scholarly activities (SA) consisting of medical writing, evidence based review and original research.
  • Medical pedagogy (MP) consisting of teaching, giving and receiving feedback, planning, delivering, and evaluating learning activities and creation of assessment tools.

Components and Timing of Completion 

The AST Programme consists of three modules and the timing of completion is shown in Table 1.

Clinical Work

It is expected that the advanced trainee will be engaged in active clinical practice, > / = 24 hours/week, of which 8 hours must be in one or more of the following College accredited Family Medicine clinical settings:

a)    Ambulatory care in the community
b)    Intermediate care in the community hospitals and rehabilitation centres
c)    Long term care in the nursing homes, residential care and home based care
d)    Hospice and home based end-stage diseases care
e)    Interface care which is care within acute hospitals in the interface with the other settings




Year 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2




(Minimum 75% overall attendance & 50% attendance for every 6-month period)

Case studies (Required: 7)











  • Research skills workshops (9)


Nine workshops (B3-1 to B3-9)

  • Organise and attend a minimum 20 hours’ worth of workshop time (Full attendance is expected)


  • Research Project (Required: 1)








  • MMed/GDFM/FM Residents/Medical Students


  • National Family Medicine (FM) Event

  • Development of MMed (FM) course materials and assessment tools


  •  Minimum 10 teaching activities (including chairing of GDFM workshop/s)
  • Minimum 40 hours of teaching in any medical national programme
  • Organise and attend a FM teaching/learning activity under CFPS
  • Minimum 20 hours of attachment to Institute of Family Medicine (IFM)
    (Full attendance is expected)



ASSESSMENT (6 monthly)

Year 1

06 m

Year 1

12 m

Year 2

18 m

Year 2

22 m

  • Milestone Interview With Supervisors
  • Formative Assessment Form (Teaching Sessions)





  • Clinical Assessment on Patient Care





  • Summative Exit Examination by Censors’ Board appointed examiners


At the end of training programme

Programme Fees

The fee for the FM Fellowship Programme is S$13,177.64 (inclusive of 7% GST & a non-refundable registration fee of S$2140.00) for the two years.

Exclusion of Fees

Programme fee does not include fees for examinations, skills courses, entrance and initiation fees.

Refund Policies

  • As the training positions are limited, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a selection interview. Unsuccessful candidates will be given a full refund of the fees less non-refundable administrative fee of S$160.50.
  • CFPS will charge applicant a non-refundable registration fee of S$2140.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) if the request for withdrawal from the course is made in writing by 30 June 2019.
  • Strictly no refund of fees on or after 1 July 2019.


  • Trainees are to keep proper and updated records on their logbooks.
  • The Fellowship trainee will submit the log book to his/her Mentor for review once every six months. Failure of satisfactory progress may result in extension or termination of the Fellowship Programme.


To sit for the Summative Examination, trainees will be required to submit the exam application form for the Examination to the College.

Entrance and Initiation Fees

On successful completion of the training programme and exit examination, the Fellowship trainee is required to pay the prevailing FCFP(S) entrance fee (S$535.00; inclusive of 7% GST) and initiation fee (S$2,497.06; inclusive of 7% GST).

Deferment Policy

No deferment is allowed.

Registration Period

Registration for FCFP(S) will begin on 5 April 2019 and end on 7 June 2019.