Faculty of Medicine
   
 

Family Medicine Diploma

Bangladesh Institute of Family Medicine & Research

University of Science & Technology Chittagong

Family Physicians provide care in the community for people and their families of all ages regardless of their sex or income. As the first port of call for virtually all health related problems, the Family Physician is at front line of health service. He or she deals with 90% of all lines, both in the chamber and in patients’ homes.

The recognition of Family Medicine as a speciality in its own right developed simultaneously in the United Kingdom, in Europe and in the whole world. Family Medicine is a specialized discipline of medical practice just as Cardiology, Nephrology Gerontology, etc.

National Prof N Islam plays a pioneering key role for the establishment and development of Family Medicine in Bangladesh. Dr Robert W Higgins, Former President of WONCA, has recognized his work by saying- The contribution of National Prof N Islam in the field of Family Medicine not only will improve the health care in Bangladesh, but also will come to serve as a role model for many other nations who are searching for solutions to their health care problems.

Bangladesh Institute of Family Medicine & Research (BIFMR), University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC) has formulated a one year long ‘Family Medicine Diploma (FMD)’ course for practicing Family Physicians of Bangladesh. Every year one FMD batch is run by BIFMR of USTC. The course and curriculum of FMD is approved by the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC).

Course Duration and Academic Calendar

Family Medicine Diploma is a full one year long course. Academic year of FMD course begins from the 1st of July and continues until the 30th June of the following year. Academic calendar of the FMD course is as below:

  1. Date of advertisement : 15th April
  2. Last date of distribution of Application Form : 30th May
  3. Last date of distribution of Application Form : 30th May
  4. Last date of Admission : 30th June
  5. Last date of Registration of USTC : 31st July
  6. Delivery of ID Card & Course Schedule : Last Friday of July
  7. Class of FMD Course shall begin : Last Friday of July

Following Year

  1. Last date of submission of all dues & fees : 31st March
  2. Last date of submission of Dissertation : 31st March
  3. Last date of filling up of Examination Form : 15th April
  4. Examination of FMD shall start on : 2 Friday of June
  5. Result to be published by the University within   : 30th

NB : If the Institute remains closed in any of the above mentioned days the work will be done in the following working day.

Pre-requisites for Entering FMD Course

The candidate must have:

  1. Obtained the degree of MBBS or its equivalent and must be recognized by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC).
  2. Registered with BMDC.
  3. At least two years experience in Family Medicine Practice. The Institute will assess the individual cases.
  4. Paid course fees (amount to be fixed by the Institute).
  5. Submitted duly filled in Application Form.
  6. All admissions are subject to the approval of University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC).

The Institute and the University shall have the final authority to accept or reject any candidate into FMD course.

Criteria for Appearing at FMD Examination

Candidates will be admitted to the FMD Examination provided they :

A         Have obtained the degree of MBBS or equivalent recognized by Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council (BMDC).

B          Have registered with (BMDC).

C          Have at least two years experiences in Family Medicine practive.

D         Have enrolled on the course of FMD and have attended 75% of the lectures demonstrations and clinical classes as prescribed for FMD course.

E          Have not convicted for immoral character.

F          Have submitted three copies Log Book.

G         Have paid examination fees (amount fixed by the University and the Institute).

The Head of the Institute will duly sign all necessary papers. The Institute may modify or exempt any prerequisites for admission into the Examination of FMD.

Bangladesh Institute of Family Medicine & Research and University of Science & Technology Chittagong shall have the power to exclude any candidate from the examination if it considers that such candidate is not eligible for appearing in the examination.

 
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