​​The Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (GDFM) is a structured training programme for Family Physicians in Singapore. It is jointly organised by the College of Family Physicians Singapore (CFPS) and the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS) at the National University of Singapore.

Aims and Objectives

The GDFM aims to provide a comprehensive and structured training programme for doctors working in primary care so that they can practice Family Medicine at an enhanced level, catering to the healthcare needs of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.


Candidates must possess the following to be eligible to register for the GDFM programme:

  • An MBBS or equivalent qualification registered with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC)

  • Full or Conditional registration with the SMC; temporary registered practitioners must support their applications with a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department (HOD). Provisional registration doctors are not eligible to apply.

  • Must fulfill CME requirements

  • Must have 1 full year of working experience in Singapore at the point of course registration

  • Must hold a current and valid practicing certificate

  • Must have at least 20 active clinical hours per week

Application for the GDFM

The GDFM course registration opens in April each year while commencement of the programme is in June/July. Application for the GDFM is open for 1 month. Application forms may be downloaded from the website of the College of Family Physicians, Singapore when the registration starts. Candidates will fill out the application form and post the application or personally hand the application form together with a cheque payment to the College. 

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