Master of Medicine in Family Medicine

MMed(FM) College Programme


Roadshow [via Zoom]

6 Sep (Friday), 6pm

Application period (Online) 7 - 29 Sep 2024 (1159hr)
Pre-Admission Assessments
Submission deadline of case write-ups and audit proposal on LMS TBC
Online written assessment (MCQ) TBC
Selection interview (Mode: TBC) 16 - 18 Sep
Clinic Inspection (GP / private clinics only) 1 - 15 Oct


The Master of Medicine in Family Medicine [MMED (FM)] College Programme is a 22-months structure programme which trains and prepares eligible doctors for the MMed (FM) examinations. This course is offered on a part-time basis.

The programme follows the calendar year with the course commencing in January of the first year and ending in October of the second year.

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 


The academic course is designed for working doctors wishing to pursue further higher training in FM after their Graduate Diploma in FM (GDFM). The teaching sessions are held weekly to fortnightly in Wednesday evenings or Saturday afternoons and are conducted either in person or on online platforms. Teaching sessions comprises of lectures, tutorials, workshops, clinical bedside teaching, preceptorship, and mock consultation training. Certain specialized training sessions may be conducted on weekdays and will be forecasted in advance to the trainees.

Please refer to the table below on the key components and modules of the programme:




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
5 Written Work
  • 20 Cases - Submitted for the MMed(FM) examination
  • Audit Project - Assessed as part of the final formative assessment
6 Preceptorship Sessions
  • Observation of consultation by appointed preceptors 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 


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



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





Part 1 (Written)

Applied Knowledge Test [In the month of May each year]
*Candidates who have a valid AKT do NOT need to undertake / repeat AKT
MCQ 180 Questions 240 min
Part 2 (Clinical): Multi-Station Clinical Examination [Oct-Nov of each year]
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)
*Consists of 4-minute reading time, 15-minute consultation and 1-minute examiner clarification

Total testing time  555 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 four 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 4 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 2025 to 2026, the date on the applicant’s GDFM certificate must be no earlier than 1st Jan 2020 (no more than 5 years prior to 1st Jan 2025).
** Example, for the intake of 2025 to 2026, the date on the applicant’s medical degree must be no later than 1st Jan 2021 (at least 4 years prior to 1st Jan 2025).


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) 2025-2026 intake.

  • All prospective applicants will be charged a non-refundable administrative fee of $218 (inclusive of GST) at the point of the course application.

COURSE FEE (2025-2026 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
During the course of training, a trainee may incur additional expenses such as the purchase of reference textbooks, clinical equipment, online resources such as MCQ Banks, BCLS-AED course, SMA-CMEP course, ITE, MMED (FM) Preparation Courses and MMED (FM) Examination 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: