Master of Medicine in Family Medicine

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MMed(FM) College Programme

COURSE OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

The College Route leading to the MMed Family Medicine degree is a structured training programme to train an echelon of family physicians who will be on par with hospital specialists and be able to take on the role of future leaders in Family Medicine. This course is approved by the Ministry of Health, and jointly organised by the College of Family Physicians Singapore and the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS), National University of Singapore (NUS).

The aim of this 1 year course is to provide a comprehensive and structured training programme for doctors working in primary care with at least 6 years’ experience and who have already completed the 8 modules of the family medicine modular course (FMMC) to prepare them to sit for the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) Examinations.

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
  • Wednesday evenings 5pm to 7pm
  • Tutorials. Workshops, CLinical Sessions
  • At least 75% attendance required
2 Skills courses 10 Sessions
  • To improve competence in various clinical skills
  • To revise the clinical examination and patient clerking skills.
  • At least 75% attendance required
3 Self-directed Learning Throughout the learning period
  • Learning through practice
    • Portfolio - based learning – recording one page portfolios per teachable event which are kept in a logbook.
  • The logbook forms part of the formative assessment by the supervisors
4 Written Work Throughout the course
  • 40 Cases – to be bound and submitted for the MMed examination
  • Audit Project – to be assessed as part of the final formative assessment
5 Preceptorship Sessions 2 Sessions
  • Observation of consultation by supervisor in the trainees own practice setting
  • One session will be combined with the practice audit (below)
6 Practice audit Once during the year
  • To assess the trainee’s practice management standard
7 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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$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