CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
MASTER IN MEDICINE IN FAMILY MEDICINE - 2014
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

Questions:
1. Is the course recognized by the Medical Council of India?
2. I am a fresher and carry only one year experience, what are my chances of getting into
this course?
3. What are the eligibility criteria? / Who are eligible for joining the course?
4. I have completed MBBS from abroad, am I eligible to apply?
5. I only have a provisional degree certificate. Will it be accepted?
6. When is the last date for the submission of the application form?
7. What is the website ID from which I can download the prospectus?
8. Do I have to submit a hard copy of the application or apply through online mode?

9. Do I have to apply Online only? What is the website ID for the same?
10. How can I submit my application form? How much application fee has to be paid and
by which mode?
11. How do I know my Demand Draft has reached the Department?
12. Do I have an entrance examination for the admission into the M. Med. (Family
Medicine) course?
13. Is there any age limit for applying to the M. Med. (Family Medicine) course?
14. I do not have MCI registration certificate and State Medical Council certificate. Can I
apply for the course?
15. What is the selection process?
16. I had applied previously and did not get selected, what are the chances for me to be
selected if I apply for the second time?
17. Is it compulsory to sponsor and depute a Family Physician Assistant?

When will the certificates be returned? 33. but I am not able to submit my originals. What If I am selected for the course. Will I be able to join the course? 34. Med. What are the certificates to be submitted on being selected at the time of admission? 32. I do not have the original documents right now. I have mentioned that I will sponsor a Family Physician Assistant in the application. When will I be intimated regarding the selection? When will the list of selected candidates be published in the CMC website? 36. What are the specifications for the Signature to be uploaded? 28. What certificates are to be uploaded? What are the specifications for the Certificates to be uploaded? 29. I am opting to pay the Application fee by Demand Draft. on whose favour should the DD be drawn? Which address should I send the DD? 25. What are the specifications for the Photograph to be uploaded? 27. Where will the Family Physician Assistant training be conducted? When? How much is the fee? 19. What are the contact centres? 24. if selected can I submit them later during the course? 35. What should I do for the Stage 2 of application? 30.18. in Family Medicine course similar to the PGDFM course offered by the department? . can I join M. Can I save the application and continue filling it later? How can I access my filled in application? 26. When is the last date for submission of my acceptance letter? 37. course? 23. If I am selected must I hand over my original certificates? 31. Med. Is the M. I am doing PG. What is the difference between the PGDFM. Who is eligible for the Scholarship? What can I do to avail this Scholarship? 21. what will happen to my candidature if I am selected and I am not able to sponsor and depute for the assistant training? 20. M. Med in Family Medicine & the Masters in Family Medicine (MFM) course from the University of Edinburgh? 22.

Can I still enrol in the course? Can I complete the course without attending the contact programs? 50. Do I need to submit any original certificate at the time of applying online for verification along with my application? 42. Med in Family Medicine – Certificate course/Diploma Course/ Degree Course? 40. Who is eligible for the Scholarship? What can I do to avail this Scholarship? 41. Is it compulsory to attend all the days of the contact program? What is the minimum attendance requirement? . will my chances of selection into the M Med be better? 51. Once the selection list has been published those candidates who did not get selected. Can I change my contact center later? 54. What is the cost for doing the FP Assistant training? Whom can I send for the training? 53. can I get selected if I apply for the second time? 48. How many contact programs are there for the overall course period and for how many days? 55. If selected. If I had applied previously and did not get selected. How will I benefit from the FP assistant training? 52. I am very interested in this program but I will not be able to attend the contact sessions since I can’t take leave for the entire contact session. how can I submit my original documents to CMC Vellore? 47. What level course is this M.38. I have mentioned that I will sponsor a Family Physician Assistant in the application. can they know what is reason why they were not selected? 46. Who will be given preference to join the course? 39. What type of affiliation does the course have with the University? 44. what will happen to my candidature if I am selected and I am not able to sponsor and depute for the assistant training? 49. What is the selection process? On what basis will the candidates be selected? 45. Do I need to get a migratory certificate for the course if I have completed my MBBS in another university? 43. What is Family Physician Assistant training? By opting for it.

Applicants need to have completed their internship and obtained their degree certificate. I only have a provisional degree certificate.Answers: 1. Med in Family Medicine is a MBBS degree.in. what are my chances of getting into this course? New/recent MBBS graduates are also eligible to apply for this M. What are the eligibility criteria? / Who are eligible for joining the course? The eligibility criterion for M. 6. This program is now provisionally affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University. I have completed MBBS from abroad. am I eligible to apply? Indian citizen. Med in Family Medicine. Will it be accepted? Provisional degree certificate will be accepted only from candidates who have graduated in 2013. The Medical Education Unit of CMC. 5. Med in Family Medicine is not recognized by the MCI. This distance program is specifically designed for the fresh graduates. who have completed their MBBS or equivalent to MBBS abroad are required to   have cleared the MCI screening test and Should have registered with the MCI or the respective State Medical Council. 3. Vellore may be contacted by phone to 0416 228 4421 or by email to fshm@cmcvellore. Is the course recognized by the Medical Council of India? The M. They should have registered with the MCI or the respective State Medical Council.ac. 4. I am a fresher and carry only one year experience. Only the final University degree certificate will be accepted from applicants who have graduated before 2013. When is the last date for the submission of the application form? . Proof of the same will be required during admission. fresh MBBS candidates are advised to apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) program which is conducted by the Medical Education Unit (MEU) of CMC Vellore. 2. However.

the applications for the M. we will send you an email confirmation. Med in Family Medicine program will be online ONLY.cmcvellore. The application fee is Rs. (Family Medicine) course? There is no entrance exam for the M. visit the website: http://admissions. the DD number should be entered online. 8. I do not have MCI registration certificate and State Medical Council certificate.in – Select ‘Distance Education Courses’.ac. Med in Family Medicine program. In case the payment is made through Demand Draft. 9.cmcvellore. 11. How do I know my Demand Draft has reached the Department? On receipt of your DD. you need to be registered with the MCI or the respective State Medical Council. applications for the M. 13. 14.Med. Can I apply for the course? No. What is the selection process? .Online applications will be live till 20th June 2014. 12.ac. How can I submit my application form? How much application fee has to be paid and by which mode? From 2014. Med. The application fee can be paid online through Credit/ Debit cards or through Demand Drafts. 1000. Do I have to apply Online only? What is the website ID for the same? Visit our admissions page: http://admissions.in and click “Distance Education Courses” to apply online. What is the website ID from which I can download the prospectus? To download the prospectus. Otherwise you will not be able to submit your application. Do I have to submit a hard copy of the application or apply through online mode? From 2014. Do I have an entrance examination for the admission into the M. 15. To be eligible for the program. 7. Med program will be through online mode only. 10.(Family Medicine) course? Applicant’s upto the age of 55 can apply for the program. Is there any age limit for applying to the M.

I had applied previously and did not get selected.) 19. Who is eligible for the Scholarship? What can I do to avail this Scholarship? Scholarship will be provided for candidates currently working in Mission Hospitals affiliated to CMC Vellore.The applications received will be scrutinized by a committee. The final list of 250 selected candidates and waitlisted candidates will be posted on the department website on 25th June. Other candidates can also avail this scholarship by . The selected candidates will also be intimated by email and SMS. preference in selection will be given to the applicants who have opted to depute and sponsor their assistants for this training. However.000(Approx. 20. Is it compulsory to sponsor and depute a Family Physician Assistant? It is not compulsory to depute a clinical assistant for the training. If for any reason. The dates for the training will be intimated later. Moreover. 18. 16. what are the chances for me to be selected if I apply for the second time? The selection of candidates is purely the decision of the Selection Committee. they will be required to sign an undertaking before admission stating that they will depute and sponsor their assistant for the training. your practice will be very effective when your clinical assistant has such training. Where will the Family Physician Assistant training be conducted? When? How much is the fee? The training will be conducted in CMC Vellore. If selected. I have mentioned that I will sponsor a Family Physician Assistant in the application. 17. 12. what will happen to my candidature if I am selected and I am not able to sponsor and depute for the assistant training? Applicants who have consented to depute and sponsor their assistants for the Family Physician Assistant training will be given preference during selection. then their candidature will be cancelled. No special consideration will be given to applicants regardless of the fact they have applied earlier. The training will be for a period of 10 days. these selected candidates are not able to provide the undertaking. The fee for the training is Rs.

Candidates currently enrolled in any PG courses will not be eligible to apply for this course. Med in Family Medicine & the Masters in Family Medicine (MFM) course from the University of Edinburgh? The distance program in Family Medicine was initially offered as a PGDFM course of two years duration. Stephens Hospital Bangalore Baptist Hospital Mission of Mercy Hospital Padhar Hospital Herbertpur Christian Hospital Assam Baptist Christian Hospital 24. this course became known the Master in Medicine in Family Medicine (M. What is the difference between the PGDFM. I am doing PG. course? No.ac. Dehradun Dist. Herbertpur. Cochin Hyderabad New Delhi Bangalore Kolkata Padhar. Kolenchery. 22. Med.committing to work at least for a year during the course period in a Mission Hospitals affiliated to CMC Vellore. I am opting to pay the Application fee by Demand Draft. Betul Dist.in or contact us in 04162283433. Tezpur State Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Name of the Hospital Christian Medical College Railway Hospital Christian Fellowship Hospital Kerala Andhra Pradesh Delhi Karnataka West Bengal Madhya Pradesh Uttrakhand MOSC Medical College & Hospital Vijay Marie Hospital St. 9003461291 21. Med in Fam. What are the contact centres? S. Med). Interested applicants may send an email to dedu@cmcvellore. can I join M.No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Place Vellore Chennai Oddanchatram. on whose favour should the DD be drawn? Which address should I send the DD? . Dindigul Dist. M. 23. After affiliation to the MGR University in 2012. The Masters in Family Medicine (MFM) is a University of Edinburgh and CMC joint program.

and crop the image to the box. Please draw a rectangular box of size 7cm × 2 cm on a white paper. 3. 27. Upload Photo/Signature.The DD should be drawn in favour of “CMC Vellore Association” payable at Vellore. ONLY JPEG Formats will be accepted. Ask your photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format with specifications width 150 x Height 150 pixels. 26. Ensure that the Photograph size is between 5KB and 80KB. After you complete the first section – 1. an application number will be generated which can be seen on the top of the Upload Photograph/ Signature section. Print Confirmation. e. The photograph must be in color and must be taken in a professional studio. Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone or digital cameras are not acceptable. Ask the computer center to maintain to provide the signature on a JPEG format with specifications – Width 150 x Height 50 pixels. The Coordinator Dept.: 0416 228 3433/3451 25.632004 Ph. b. 2nd Floor Christian Medical College Hospital Vellore . ONLY JPEG format will be accepted. Put your signature with black or dark blue ink pen within this box. . You can use this application number to Sign In from the Home Page to continue filling your application. Scan the signature using scanner at 200 pixels per inch (dpi). 2. Main Block. Can I save the application and continue filling it later? How can I access my filled in application? The application has four sections – 1. What are the specifications for the Signature to be uploaded? This Procedure must be carried out at a computer centre (Internet café). a. Photograph taken using a Mobile phone and other self-composed portraits are NOT acceptable. of Distance Education. d. What are the specifications for the Photograph to be uploaded? a. d. b. Payment and 4. The DD should be sent to the following address. Ensure that the Photograph size is between 5KB and 50KB. Basic Information. c. Photograph must be taken in a White or very light background c. Basic Information.

both should be inserted on separate slides consecutively and their borders must be stretched to fit the Slide border. MBBS Degree Certificate Final year MBBS mark sheet MCI/State Medical Council registration certificate for MBBS Internship (CRRI) completion certificate . e. only Microsoft Power Point 2010 or 2013 version is to be used. Ensure that the PDF file size is between 50KB and 400 KB. 4. 2. Please choose the following option appears at bottom of the box “Minimum Size (Publishing Online)” and do not choose the option “Standard” (Publishing online and printing). d. 31. CMC Vellore once you receive the selection letter within the stipulated date. ONLY PDF File will be accepted. 3. Ask your computer centre to paste each of these JPEG files on separate slides in Microsoft Power Point (2010 version or 2013 Version). What certificates are to be uploaded? What are the specifications for the Certificates to be uploaded? The Certificates to be uploaded are: i. MBBS certificate and MCI certificate must be carried out at a computer centre (Internet café). Files larger than this cannot be uploaded. a. For the following procedure. b. 29. It will not be possible in other older versions. MBBS certificate ii. The selected candidates are to submit the following certificates in ORIGINAL and 3 sets of attested photocopies to the Department of Distance Education.28. MCI or State Medical Registration Certificate Scanning of these two certificates. There are 2 certificates to be uploaded. What are the certificates to be submitted on being selected at the time of admission? 1. Instructions for the stage 2 are available on 30. please visit cmcdistedu. What should I do for the Stage 2 of application? For the Stage 2.org. Save as one single PDF file. Save this as JPEG file c. Scan the certificates using scanner at 200 pixels per inch (dpi). If I am selected must I hand over my original certificates? The MGR University requires certificates to be produced in original for the purpose of Certificate Verification and Registration.

Consolidated work experience certificate 7. Community certificate (for those candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ BC/ OBC/ MBC category) 11. once the university verification process by University is over. MCI/ State Medical Council registration certificate for PG courses 10. When will I be intimated regarding the selection? When will the list of selected candidates be published in the CMC website? . PG certificates for MCI recognized courses 9. but I am not able to submit my originals. If a selected candidate is not able to submit his certificates. When will the certificates be returned? These certificates will be returned to the candidate in 6-8 weeks. 33. The selected candidates are required to submit all certificates and 3 sets of attested photocopies as applicable to the Department of Distance Education for University verification. I do not have the original documents right now. 32. What If I am selected for the course. if selected can I submit them later during the course? No. The candidates may submit the certificates to the department in person or through a representative or through reputed courier services.10th standard or 12th standard mark sheet or Birth certificate 6. 35. 34.5. the original certificates need to be submitted immediately after selection. Will I be able to join the course? Selected Candidates who are not able to/ not willing to submit all the documents as required to CMC will forfeit their candidature. Date of Birth proof . Translation of degree certificate (for those candidates whose MBBS degree certificate is in a language other than English) The certificates from 1-7 from the above list are applicable to all the selected candidates and those from 8 -7 are applicable to certain candidates only. Conduct certificate 8. Name change gazette (for those candidates who have had a name change after MBBS degree completion) 12. his/her candidature will be cancelled. MCI Screening test certificate (for those Indian candidates who have completed MBBS abroad) 13.

What level course is this M. Other candidates can also avail this scholarship by undertaking to work . it will be assumed that the candidate is not interested to join and his/her seat will be allotted to candidature will be cancelled. 2. Med. 37. Med in Family Medicine – Certificate course/Diploma Course/ Degree Course? This is a Diploma level Course 40. When is the last date for submission of my acceptance letter? The selected candidates are required to confirm acceptance of the offer of admission within 3 days from the date of intimation. Who will be given preference to join the course? The following applicants will be given preference during selection. However. 39. PHC’s. Med in Family Medicine program is the sole decision of the selection committee. in Family Medicine course similar to the PGDFM course offered by the department? The distance program in Family Medicine was initially offered as a PGDFM course of two years duration. The selected candidates will receive an email and an SMS about the selection. the PGDFMprogram is continued to be offered to the Government general physicians (NRHM) and also for the recent MBBS graduates. mission hospitals Candidates willing to sponsor assistant to be trained as a Family Physician Assistant Candidates having their own clinic or working in a OPD setup Older candidates ( Those who completed MBBS 5 years before and above) The selection & wait listing of candidates for M. 3. 36.The list of 250 selected candidates and the waitlisted candidates will be put up on the website on 25th June 2014. not necessarily in the same order. Female Candidates Candidates working in remote areas. Who is eligible for the Scholarship? What can I do to avail this Scholarship? Scholarship will be provided for candidates working in Mission Hospitals affiliated to CMC Vellore. Is the M. 38. this course became known the Master in Medicine in Family Medicine. 4. 1. After affiliation to the MGR University in 2012. 5. If no confirmation is received from the candidate in 3 days.

PHC’s. Candidates willing to sponsor assistant to be trained as a Family Physician Assistant 4.atleast 1 year during the course period of 2 years in a Mission Hospital affiliated to CMC Vellore. What type of affiliation does the course have with the University? The M. 41. MGR Medical University. the candidates will only know if they are selected or not. The final confirmation is subject to university’s approval. Only scanned copies of the MBBS degree certificate & the MCI/State Medical Registration certificate are to be uploaded while applying online. can they know what is reason why they were not selected? No. Candidates working in remote areas. mission hospitals 3. If selected. 44. 1. Female Candidates 2. Once the selection list has been published those candidates who did not get selected. not necessarily in the same order. Do I need to get a migratory certificate for the course if I have completed my MBBS in another university? No. 43. 42. 46. Do I need to submit any original certificate at the time of applying online for verification along with my application? No. Candidates having their own clinic or working in a OPD setup 5. Interested applicants may send an email to dedu@cmcvellore. how can I submit my original documents to CMC Vellore? . there is no need to send any original certificate at the time of applying for the course. 45.ac.in or contact us over phone. What is the selection process? On what basis will the candidates be selected? The applications received will be scrutinized by a committee. Older candidates ( Those who completed MBBS 5 years before and above) The selection & wait listing of candidates for M. Med in Family Medicine is provisionally affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr.The following applicants will be given preference during selection. Migration certificate is not necessary for the admission. Med in Family Medicine program is the sole decision of the selection committee.

47. If I had applied previously and did not get selected. No special consideration will be given to applicants regardless of the fact they have applied earlier. Med program. these selected candidates are not able to provide the undertaking. 48.The candidates may submit the certificates to the department in person or through a representative or through reputed courier services. Can I still enrol in the course? Can I complete the course without attending the contact programs? Attending the contact programs is a mandatory requirement for the M. what will happen to my candidature if I am selected and I am not able to sponsor and depute for the assistant training? Applicants who have consented to depute and sponsor their assistants for the Family Physician Assistant training will be given preference during selection. if the attendance requirement is not met. Moreover. 49. If selected. the candidate will not be eligible to appear for the University exam. they will be required to sign an undertaking before admission stating that they will depute and sponsor their assistant for the training. I am very interested in this program but I will not be able to attend the contact sessions since I can’t take leave for the entire contact session. I have mentioned that I will sponsor a Family Physician Assistant in the application. What is Family Physician Assistant training? By opting for it. can I get selected if I apply for the second time? The selection of candidates is purely the decision of the Selection Committee. 50. If for any reason. . will my chances of selection into the M Med be better? It is a short term comprehensive course with self-learning modules and a 10 days intensive training program at CMC Vellore for a nurse or clinical assistant (minimum qualification 12thStd) who works with you at the clinic. then their candidature will be cancelled.

You can depute a nurse or the assistant (minimum qualification 12thStd) who helps you in your clinic. What is the cost for doing the FP Assistant training? Whom can I send for the training? The cost of the training is Rs. 52. you will not be able to change your contact center. Is it compulsory to attend all the days of the contact program? What is the minimum attendance requirement? Minimum 90 % i. Family Physicians can be very effective healthcare providers. How many contact programs are there for the overall course period and for how many days? There will be three contact programs. 12. How will I benefit from the FP assistant training? By having an assistant trained in Family Medicine principles. 54.000 (Subject to Change). Can I change my contact center later? No. 53.e 30 of 33 days attendance is mandatory. 51. . These candidates if selected are to submit and undertaking stating that they would depute and sponsor their assistants. each for a period of 11 days. 55. However this does not guarantee selection.Applicants opting to depute their assistants for the same will be given preference during selection.