Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM)

Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree
  • Candidates must possess a valid MCI/State Medical Council registration
  • The course is open to NRIs and Foreign Nationals also
Program Details
  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Course Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Fee
  • Indian citizens residing and working in India- (being revised)
  • Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- (being revised)
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- (being revised)
  • No. of Seats: 200
Course Components
  • 100 Self Learning Modules
  • 60 Video Lectures
  • 33 days of contact programs - Hands on training for developing Core Clinical Skills
  • 100 Assignments to be worked-through and submitted
  • Project Work
Contact Centres
  • MOSC Medical College, Cochin
  • Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore
  • St. Theresa's Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Mission of Mercy Hospital, Kolkata
  • Padhar Hospital, Padhar, MP
  • Baptist Christian Hospital, Tezpur
  • Herbertpur Christian Hospital, Herbertpur, Uttrakhand
  • Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai
  • Pune Adventist Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra

International Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (I-PGDFM)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • The purpose of this course is to impart knowledge and provide skills up-gradation for general practitioners in Family Medicine at the primary healthcare level. This is not equivalent to any postgraduate residential courses in Family Medicine such as MD/DNB. Currently, this course is not affiliated to any university nor recognized by the Medical Council of India or any State council.
    The 2020 course begins on 4 May with 27 April being the final date for payment of course fees.

Overview

  • The International Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine (I-PGDFM) aims to train and certify doctors with postgraduate training in family medicine in the developing world and equip them professionally and spiritually to serve their country and the poor.
  • The I-PGDFM is an accredited distance education initiative by ICMDA, the Distance Education Unit of Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India, and Loma Linda University (LLU), USA.
  • The two year blended learning curriculum is designed to hone distinct family physician attitudes, skills and knowledge that qualify the physician to provide continuing, comprehensive medical and preventive care to families and the communities. The 'refer less, resolve more' motto of the course, sharing historical roots to family practice is a step towards a cost effective, patient centered, problem oriented, evidence based, global health care delivery system.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The I-PGDFM is open to international doctors serving in low and middle-income countries.
  • Candidates should possess a basic physician license approved by their respective country to practise allopathic medicine.
  • Course materials, lectures and contact sessions will be in English. Candidates are required to read, write and speak to a proficient level of English.
  • Regular access to the internet with sufficient bandwidth to download relevant course material and upload assignments.
Program Details
  • A two-year blended learning course including distance learning and hands-on training at one of our dedicated contact centres.
  • Training through contact classes, directed reading, e-learning methods, video-lectures and tutorials in modular form.
  • The maximum allowable period for the student to complete the course requirements will be four years.
  • Course Fee: £6000 (GBP)
  • Application Fee: £10 (GBP)
Course Components
  • 100 self-Learning modules – for updating knowledge base
  • Video Lectures
  • Two contact programmes of 6 days each – for developing core clinical skills
  • 100 assignments to be completed and submitted
  • Project Work
  • Elective Residency Program (ERP) for tailored skills training
Contact Centres
  • Bach Christian Hospital, Pakistan
  • CMC Vellore, India
  • Harpur Memorial Hospital, Egypt
  • Mengo Hospital, Uganda
  • Mercy Medical Center, Cambodia
  • Ogbomisho Baptist Hospital, Nigeria

Distance Fellowship in Diabetes Management (DFID)

Eligibility Criteria
  • Doctors with MD/DNB in General Medicine/Internal Medicine/ Family Medicine
  • Doctors who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) or M.MED in Family Medicine from CMC Vellore
  • Doctors with MRCGP
  • Doctors with MDGP (General Practice) from Nepal/ FCGP from SAARC Countries
  • Mission Hospital Doctors with any Post Graduate Degree.
Program Details
  • Entrance Exam: No
  • Course Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Fees
  • Indian citizens residing and working in India- Rs.85,000/-
  • Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- US$2600
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- US$1600
  • No. of Seats: 75
Course Components
  • This is a distance program of 1 year duration.
  • 25 problem based interactive modules (compiled in 4 volumes of text books), in self learning format.
  • 19 DVD Lectures by CMC expert faculty on Diabetes Management
  • Two contact programs during the course period of one year, both to be held at CMC Vellore (1st contact program for 6 days consisting of clinical and classroom teaching and 2nd contact program for 3 days with intensive hands-on training)
  • Four assignment modules
  • Project work
  • Training of Diabetes Educator / Counsellor- This is a mandatory requirement for doctors who are residing and working in India.
Application Fee Details for DFID
  • Indian citizens residing and working in India- Rs.1000/-
  • Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- US$60
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- US$30

Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatrics (PGDG)

PGDG 2020 Online application details

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  • Last date to submit the online application form is 30th June, 2020
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  • Application fee details categorized below.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree / equivalent Medical Degree Certificate
  • Candidates must possess a valid MCI/State Medical Council registration / Medical license
  • This course is open to Indian citizens, NRI's/Foreign nationals and citizens of SAARC countries
Program Details
  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Course Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Fees
  • Indian citizens residing and working in India- Rs.75,000/-
  • Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- US$2300
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- US$1300
  • No. of Seats: 50
Course Components
  • Self Learning Modules
  • 12 (6+6) days of contact programs - Hands on training for developing Core Clinical Skills
  • Assignments to be worked-through and submitted
  • Project Work
Application Fee Details for PGDG
  • Indian citizens residing and working in India - Rs.1000/-
  • Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals - US$60
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India - US$30
Contact Centre
  • Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH)

Eligibility Criteria
  • ● This course is open to Indian citizens, NRI's/Foreign nationals and citizens of SAARC countries
  • ● All candidates must possess a valid MBBS degree certificate. (Provisional MBBS certificates shall not be considered / accepted). Candidates possessing higher degrees, diplomas or fellowships can also apply.
  • ● All candidates must possess a valid MCI/ State Medical Council registration or equivalent license.
  • ● All candidates should also bring along a non-MBBS colleague, who should be a graduate of any field with an interest in (or attached to) medical/mental health work (examples could include psychologist, chaplain/pastor, social worker, nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, public relations person etc). Any graduate degree holder is eligible (but must possess a valid degree certificate).
Program Details
  • ● Entrance Exam: None
  • ● Course Duration: 1 Year
  • ● Maximum No. of Seats: 30 doctors (along with 30 non-doctor graduates)
  • Course Fee(inclusive of BOTH the doctor and the mental health worker)
  • ● Indian citizens residing and working in India- Rs.80,000/-
  • ● Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- US$2600
  • ● Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- US$1600
  • Application Fee(inclusive of BOTH the doctor and the mental health worker)
  • ● Indian citizens residing and working in India- Rs.1000/-
  • ● Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- US$60
  • ● Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- US$30
Course Components
  • ● Interactive online Self Learning Modules covering all aspects of mental health in primary care
  • ● Two contact programs of six days each (one in CMC Vellore and one in a mission hospital) to develop core clinical and management skills
  • ● Assignments to be worked-through and submitted online after each module
  • ● Project Work
  • ● Online discussion forum
  • ● Online webinar for selected topics
  • ● Exit examination (theory and clinical skills assessment) - both doctor and non-MBBS graduate must pass for the degree to be awarded. The doctor will be awarded PGDMH; the non-MBBS graduate will be given a certificate as a mental health worker
Contact Centres

    First Contact programme

  • ● Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • Second Contact programme

  • ● Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu
  • ● Padhar Hospital, Betul, Madhya Pradesh

Certificate in General Dentistry (CGD)

CGD Online application details

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  • Application fee: Rs. 250/-
Eligibility Criteria
  • All candidates must possess a valid BDS degree
  • All candidates must possess a valid DCI registration
  • Goal of the Program:
  • To equip dentists with the knowledge and skills required for General Dental practice.
Program Details
  • Selection is done through prospective candidates after attending a one week contact program conducted at CMC Vellore.
  • The candidate has to pass the exit exam at the end of the contact program.
  • Course Duration: 1 Year (2 semesters).
  • No. of Seats: 30 per year
Course Components
  • Self-Learning Manual
  • Contact Program, weekly classes
  • Skills lab and clinical demonstration
  • Attitude development
  • Clinical logbook and reflective learning e-portfolio
  • Comprehensive care responsibility and Case presentations
  • Continuous evaluation – formative and summative
Fee Details
  • Application Fee: Rs. 250
  • Course Fee: Rs. 65,000

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