MCGP Course

MCGP Examinations were held for experienced General Practitioners from 1991. The formal course was started in 2002. The CGPSL is proud to boast of having produced 128 MCGP diplomates to date.

While being of tremendous value to busy general practitioners to further their knowledge in family practice, the MCGP has also enabled some diplomates to avail themselves of job opportunities in other countries.

Regulations and format of the MCGP Course and Examination

1. Duration of course
Two years

2. Eligibility criteria

i. Medical degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council under section 29 of the Medical Ordinance.

ii. After completion of internship, applicant should have two years or more of work experience in general practice in Sri Lanka during 5 years preceding date of application.

3. Course format
Course format shall be the curriculum of the MCGP course

4. Eligibility criteria for examination

i. 80% or more attendance at lectures
ii. Submission of portfolio by the due dates
iii. Payment of the course fee and examination fee
iv. Duly completed student appointment record book
Examination format

· Portfolio including work place assessment

Candidates who have obtained the DFM and/or MD (Family Medicine) from the PGIM of the University of Colombo within 5 years of date of application for the MCGP examination are exempted from the course. But such candidates must complete the portfolio component for duration of 2 years and shall sit for all components of the MCGP examination and pay the stipulated fees.


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