Master of Medicine in Family Medicine

MMed(FM) College Programme


Application for the 2022-23 MMed(FM) College Programme is now closed.

(on Zoom)
Friday, 13 Aug 2021

Application period (Online) 13 Aug to 31 Aug 2021 ONLY (Any late submissions are strictly not accepted)
Pre-Admission Assessments
Submission deadline of case write-ups and audit proposal 19 Sep 2021 (via iHeed system)
Online written assessment Paper 1 and Paper 2 18 Sep - 19 Sep 2021



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.

The programme will now follow the calendar year with the next course commencing in January 2022 and ending in October 2023


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.





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






















Professional Guidance (Mentors)
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:





Part 1 (Written)

Applied Knowledge Test** (NEW) MCQ 180 Questions 240 min
Part 2 (Clinical): Multi-Station Clinical Examination
Station 1:
Logbook-based viva assessment (40 cases)


Questions on 3 domains


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)

Total testing time (Clinical) 290 min

** Information is accurate at the time of publishing

Fees are made payable to ‘National University of Singapore’ when applying for 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 2022 to 2023, the date on the applicant’s GDFM certificate must be no earlier than 1st Jan 2017 (no more than 5 years prior to 1st Jan 2022).
** Example, for the intake of 2022 to 2023, the date on the applicant’s medical degree must be no later than 1st Jan 2016 (at least 6 years prior to 1st Jan 2022).


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) 2022-2023 intake.
    Candidates who are sitting for the postponed GDFM examination in December 2021 – January 2022 should sign up for the MMed(FM) 2023-2024 intake when application opens in 2022.

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



Non-College Member


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


College Member


With MOH Subsidy (50%) –College Member


*Inclusive of 7% GST


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