Sunday, June 6, 2010

Post Graduation in FAMILY MEDICINE (INDIA ) !

Want to get rid of the term "JUST AN MBBS DOCTOR" ?? Frustrated with not getting a post graduate course in all india exam and state medical exam ?? Then Family medicine is a good option as General practice is a evergreen field always .

Department of Distance Education in Christian Medical College , Vellore , India .offers you this unique opportunity !!

There is also regular residential Fellowship in Family medicine in Christian Medical College ,Vellore , India

1.Distance Education program for Family medicine :

Now one can do a two year distance education course and get certified as FAMILY PHYSICIAN from CMC(christian medical college) , vellore . The degree is awarded as PGDFM ( Post graduate diploma in family medicine ) . Even the government doctors are asked to attend this course officially by the health ministry of tamil nadu . So recognition by MCI is not a problem . Moreover MCI does not exist anymore :)

Why do this course rather than be a MBBS doctor and manage patients : This course gives you a detailed management of day to day clinical scenarios , with clear guidelines and protocols . Notes are very user friendly and well written . I heard even Head of the department of surgical ICU from a well reputed institute in India is doing this course .

Eligibility : M.B.B.S from  MCI recognised Indian university

Age : No limit

Course fee : can be paid in three installments

                   1 st installment : 12,000 rupees

                   2 nd installment : 11,000 rupees ( 6 months later )

                   3 rd installment : 11,000 rupees ( 6 months later )

Duration : 2 years

Contact program : One needs to attend 30 contact classes in their nearby city in the whole two year period .

Materials : 12 booklets will be given , each booklet will have approximately 6-8 different clinical scenarios discussed . One has to submit the assignment based on each booklet for each month .

  For appearing in the first year examination, candidate should have submitted assignment from 1 to 6  and for second year examination from 7 to 12 before  the examination.  

Exams : One exam during first year , second exam at the end of the course , both theory and practicals  .

For further details contact :

                  Dr. Vinod Shah,

                  The Coordinator,

                  Department of Distance Education,

                  2nd Floor, Main Block, CMC Hospital,          

                  Vellore – 632 004.

                  Tamil Nadu

      Email ID  phone No. 0416-2283451  ; 0416-2283433

2. Regular course : Fellowship in Family medicine .( residential program )

Department of Family medicine in Christian medical college offers  Fellowship in Family medicine :

Duration : 2 years 

Eligibility : M.B.B.S., from MCI recognised Indian university 

Selection process : Exam and interview 

Course fee : None

Stipend : first year , Rs11,000 and Second year , Rs 12,000

Contact : The Principal's office 
               Christian Medical College and Hospital , Vellore , India 
               Contact number : 0416 2284262 , 04162284201


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