CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE, VELLORE , INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATION

'A Family Physician is a multi-competent specialist who not only provides the point of first contact but also provides the continuum of care in a patient-centered way.'
Do you consider yourself a Family Physician as per the definition?
If not, CMC Vellore offers you a unique opportunity to become one.....right from where you are!

There are close to 2, 50,000 General Practitioners in India who have no access to postgraduate education. As there is no mandated continuous education for physicians, most of the GP’s do not make much effort to remain up-to-date with the developments in the medical education. The lack of continuous updating of the knowledge and skills by GP’s has led to a situation where there are excessive referrals because of the lack of confidence in handling cases even with the slightest complication. Many patients, therefore, end up visiting multi-specialty hospitals where the health care costs are very high. No wonder, in a World Bank study done in the year 2004, it was found that health costs were responsible for drowning many below the poverty line!

A ‘Family Physician’ is a multi-competent specialist who not only provides the point of first contact, but also provides the continuum of care in a patient-centred way’. The number of ‘Family Physicians’ – doctors satisfying the above definition – in the Indian sub-continent is grossly inadequate to cater to the huge population. CMC Vellore offers the following Distance Learning Programs in Family Medicine to equip GP’s from their own locations into self-competent practitioners so that they can ‘Refer less & Resolve more’.

Diploma level courses in Family Medicine

Master in Medicine in Family Medicine (M.MED in Family Medicine)
(Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University. Chennai)
Elegibility Criteria:
  1. Candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree
  2. Candidates must possess a valid MCI/State Medical Council registration
  3. The course is open to Indian Citizens currently residing in India only
  4. The course is open only to doctors who are currently in active clinical practice
Entrance Exam: Yes
Course Duration: 2 Years
Course Fees: Rs. 76,500
No. of Seats: 100
Course Components:
  1. 100 Self Learning Modules
  2. 60 Video Lectures
  3. 33 days of contact programs - Hands on training for developing Core Clinical Skills
  4. 100 Assignments to be worked-through and submitted
  5. Project Work
  6. Mandatory 1 month Residency for Skills Training
  7. Online discussion forums
  8. Work-based assessments by local mentors
Contact Centres:
  1. Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  2. St. Stephens Hospital, New Delhi
  3. Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu
  4. Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research, Dimapur, Nagaland
Next M. Med (Family Medicine) Application release: February 2016
Application deadline for the year 2015 is closed. The 2016 M. Med in Family Medicine Application process will begin in February 2016.
For comprehensive details of the M. Med in Family Medicine program, please read the Course Details below.
Click here for M. Med 2015 Course Details
If you are interested to apply for M. Med in Family Medicine 2016 program, please send an email expressing your interest to dedu@cmcvellore.ac.in with your Name, Email ID and Mobile number. We will save these details and inform you promptly when the next applications are released.
 
Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) - Regular Stream
Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree
  2. Candidates must possess a valid MCI/State Medical Council registration
  3. The course is open to NRI’s and Foreign Nationals also
Entrance Exam: No
Course Duration: 2 Years
Course Fees: Rs. 60,000
No. of Seats: 200
Course Components:
  1. 100 Self Learning Modules
  2. 60 Video Lectures
  3. 33 days of contact programs - Hands on training for developing Core Clinical Skills
  4. 100 Assignments to be worked-through and submitted
  5. Project Work
  6. Elective 2 Weeks Residency for Skills Training
Contact Centres:
  1. MOSC Medical College, Cochin
  2. Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore
  3. Vijay Marie Hospital, Hyderabad
  4. Mission of Mercy Hospital, Kolkata
  5. Padhar Hospital, Padhar, MP
  6. Baptist Christian Hospital, Tezpur
  7. Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Herbertpur, Uttrakhand
  8. Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai
Next PGDFM Application release: June 2015
For comprehensive details of the M. Med in Family Medicine program, please read the Prospectus below.
Click here for PGDFM 2015 Prospectus
The online applications for the Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine 2015 will begin on 15th June onwards. To apply,
  1. Visit http://admissions.cmcvellore.ac.in/
  2. Click ‘Apply for Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine/ Distance Fellowship in Diabetes Management’
  3. Read the Prospectus for details on PGDFM 2015 program
  4. Click Apply Online and proceed with the online application
 
Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) - NRHM
Doctors working in Govt. hospitals of the following states – Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh are eligible to apply for this program. Interested doctors need to approach their respective State Health Societies.
 
Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (For Recent MBBS Graduates)
Doctors who graduated from MBBS recently(5 years & less) are eligible for this program.
For more information visit: http://www.cmch-vellore.edu/Edu_FSHM/tabid/86/Default.aspx
 

Master level courses in Family Medicine

Master in Family Medicine(MFM)

Offered in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK & International Christian Medical & Dental Association.
For more information visit :  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/global-health/family-medicine

Contact Details for this program: family.medicine@ed.ac.uk

CONTACT DETAILS

ADDRESS: Dept. of Distance Education, Main Block, 2nd Floor, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore – 632004
EMAIL: dedu@cmcvellore.ac.in
PHONE: 0416-228-3433 (Landline)
                +91 9790311199, +91 9790311188, +91 9003461291 (Mobile)