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Diploma in Family Medicine

Diploma in Family Medicine (HKCFP) 2024-2025

Application is now OPEN.

Training Funding Scheme for Primary Care Doctors by Primary Healthcare Office,  Health Bureau 

The Health Bureau has decided to reimburse $5,500 for registered medical practitioners in Hong Kong who enroll in CCEFM or DFM 2024-2025 having satisfied the corresponding course requirements as an incentive to encourage more medical practitioners to join the related training. For details, please refer to the website of District Health Centre 

The Board is pleased to announce that the Diploma Course in Family Medicine (DFM) organized by The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians will commence in August 2024


The course consists of FIVE modules. Modules I & II will be delivered by Local Distance Learning. Modules III, IV & V consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and clinical attachments. The whole course requires ONE year of part-time studies. 

Details of the course are as follows:

1.     Objectives
i)      To provide knowledgeable, pragmatic and structured teaching in Family Medicine for medical practitioners.
ii)     To encourage professional development of practising medical practitioners and to provide an intermediate step to fellowship qualifications in Family Medicine.
iii)    To improve standards and quality in the practice of Family Medicine.


2.     Syllabus:
        The course consists of FIVE compulsory modules. Doctors who have graduated from the course are expected to have acquired:

i)      Current concepts about nature of Family Medicine
ii)     Knowledge and skills in consultation, counselling and problem solving
iii)    Knowledge and skills in common practice procedures and emergency care required for good quality family Practice
iv)    Understanding towards the role of Family Doctors as gatekeepers of the health-care system and in providing cost-effective primary care to the community


Awards/Credits:
i)      A Diploma in Family Medicine issued by HKCFP will be awarded to candidates who have satisfied all the requirements and have passed all the required assessment and the Final Examination.
ii)     The Diploma is a Quotable Qualification of The Medical Council of Hong Kong
iii)    50 CME and 10 CPD credit points will also be awarded to candidates at satisfactory completion of the Course by the QA & A Committee of HKCFP.


Admission Requirements:

Registered Medical Practitioner with Bachelor's Degree in Medicine


Remarks:

The schedule and format might be changed if necessary. Announcement would further be made in case there is a change of schedule and/or format.


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

Enrolment for Diploma in Family Medicine 2024-2025

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Introduction to Diploma in Family Medicine (HKCFP) 2024-25
Application Form for Diploma in Family Medicine (HKCFP) 2024-25


The Application Deadline extended to 30 June 2024.

For HKCFP membership application, please click here.


Enquiries 

For any enquiry, please contact the HKCFP Secretariat by email to dfm@hkcfp.org.hk .