WHAT YOU NEED TO START THE PROGRAMME
You will need a primary examination/apply for exemption in one of both Colleges. Please see the links below:
Once you have obtained your Primary Examination you will need to seek for a training institution. The SOFPON website has a list of accredited training institutions with e-mail contact of link consultant family physicians in these institutions, who will be able to provide information such as availability of space, newspapers where adverts for placement are placed, institutional process for application etc.
PART I/ MEMBERSHIP TRAINING
As you start your residency programme, it is advisable to have the College prospectus and syllabus to ensure you are concentrating on what you need to achieve to be a family physician. The institutions’ Residency Training Coordinator will offer you further assistance to achieve this goal.
You must be registered in the Colleges to indicate that you are in a residency training programme. This must be done not later than 3 months upon starting your training. The links to the forms and fees are pasted below:
In the NPMCN you are expected to submit an annual progress report not later than the 31st of January of the year.
The form usually takes 2-4 weeks to fill as there are a number of certifications of training achieved, CME, and intra departmental examination results to be included. You will also need the signatures of your training coordinator, the family physicians training you, the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee and the Chief Medical Director. The link to the form is below:
You are also expected to submit another Associate Fellows Form – NPMCN – every year with the Annual Progress Report. Payment should be by bank transfer only to the NPMC account
The original copy of the bank transfer and the original copy of both forms should be sent to the NPMC Secreteriat. A receipt will be issued to you. This receipts is often made available at the update/workshops organised by the College.
For more information please call 081-8201-6035.
Once you are eligible for the Part I or Part II/Membership or Fellowship examinations of the Colleges, you will need to apply formally for the examinations and pay the examination fees
Please click on the links below for the examinations application forms.
Please be aware that there are certain requirements for eligibility for these examinations. The Colleges have a check list to ensure you are certain that you are eligible. Please obtain this check list not later than 6 months into the 1st year of your residency programme as many of the criteria for eligibility are obtained over time and not at once. Some information not available on the check list but are required are;
Evidence of attendance at ethics course
Evidence of attendance on update or revision courses (must attend at least 50% of courses organised by the colleges within 24 months of examination date)
Physician in training form
Evidence of primaries or exemption of the appropriate college.