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Certificate Course in Essential Family Medicine (CCEFM)

Application Deadline: 30 August 2019 (Extended: 20 September 2019)

The HKCFP Certificate Course in Essential Family Medicine (CCEFM) is designed to meet with the training needs of practicing primary care doctors who would like to refresh or update their clinical knowledge and skills relevant to family medicine practice. The curriculum of this course also forms part of the well established HKCFP Diploma in Family Medicine (DFM) course. Our teaching faculty are experienced clinicians working in primary care, in secondary care and in academia. The course has been designed to enhance the course participants’ competencies in daily Family Medicine practice in the community.


1. To provide knowledgeable, pragmatic and structured training in Family Medicine for medical practitioners
2. To encourage professional development of practising medical practitioners
3. To improve standards and quality in Family Medicine practice by adopting holist patient-centered care via an integrated care approach


The CCEFM consists of THREE modules, including DFM Modules III, IV (FM attachment + Update) and parts of Module V. Doctors who have graduated from the CCEFM are expected to have acquired the following essential concepts and course contents:

1. The role of Family Doctors and in providing cost-effective primary care to the community
2. The essential knowledge and skills on common problems encountered in Family Medicine
3. Enhancement in the consultation and problem solving skills
4. Acquiring the knowledge and skills in common practice procedures related to family practice


1. After completion of all the components and course requirements (max. within TWO years), a certificate will be awarded to the successful candidates
2.The completed modules and credits can be accredited towards the quotable HKCFP DFM course, if the candidates would like to enroll into DFM course subsequently
3. 25 CME and 5 CPD credit points will also be awarded by HKCFP (proposal being considered).

The details of syllabus, course fees and application form are obtainable below:

Certificate Course in Essential Family Medicine (CCEFM) 2019-2020

Course Introduction
Application Form

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For any enquiry, please contact the HKCFP Secretariat, Ms. Alky YU at 2871 8899 or email to