Diploma in Family Medicine ( Online Program)

(Contact training schedule)

DURATION : 6 MONTHS (4months online & 2months campus training)

Registration with MCI


  • To have the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive and continuing care for patients in all age groups
  • To consider illness in psychological and social terms and not just in physical ones
  • To acknowledge clinical uncertainty and to ensure safe and effective management decisions for patients
  • To understand the principles of continuity of care, of the gatekeeper function and of appropriate, timely referral
  • To understand the principles of health promotion and to use those principles in as many consultations as possible.
  • To develop the skills of self-directed life-long learning and to make full use of information sources, including use of computers and the internet
  • To possess adequate knowledge of computers and their application in clinical practice


  • Primary health care: features; organization; global perspective.
  • Dimensions of continuity of care, and the family doctor as gatekeeper.
  • Problem-oriented patient records.
  • Co-ordination of care and making effective referrals.
  • Illness and disease: case studies.
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Principles of health promotion activity
  • The doctor's role in prevention of: smoking; sexually transmitted disease; any other relevant health problem(s)
  • Use of medical literature; computer skills
  • Principles of Quality Assurance and practice audit


Lectures, case presentations, Journal clubs. Practical demonstrations and clinicals.

All theory sessions will be held in the Academic building, Apollo Hospitals campus, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad and clinicals will be on a rotation basis at Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderguda, Secunderabad, Mehdipatnam and Malakpet.


The curriculum provided by the Royal College of General Practitioners will be adhered to


Internal Assessment - Written and orals half through the course

External Examination - Theory and Orals to be conducted by the Royal College of General 
Practitioners at the end of the course


  •  Minimum attendance of 90% in theory and clinicals sessions.
  • Completion of logbook
  • 50% Marks in Internal assessment


Prospectus and application form : Rs.200
Admission Fee : Rs.15000
Examination Fee : Rs.5000
Monthly Fee (Rs.5000 * 6) : Rs.30000
Total Course Fee : Rs.50000
On admission fee to be paid : Admission fee Rs.15000 + Examination fee Rs.5000 + First month fee Rs.5000 = Rs.25000

  • In case a candidate fails, he/she will have to re-appear for examinations paying a fee of Rs.5000.
  • Fee once paid cannot be refunded, transferred or adjusted against any other purpose.
  • All payments must be made in favor of "Medvarsity Online Ltd" payable at Hyderabad. Payments will be accepted only in cash, money orders or demand drafts.


Hostel within the hospital campus will be provided for female trainees on payment of additional fee. Plenty of accommodation is available for male candidates close to the hospitals.




Apollo Hospitals & College of Emergency Medicine


Membership of College of Emergency Medicine (MCEM Examination) 

The MCEM examination which is based on the College of Emergency Medicine curriculum offers an opportunity for the candidate to demonstrate both the breadth of his or her knowledge of Emergency Medicine as well as the application of that knowledge to common clinical scenarios. The candidate must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and knowledge of Emergency Medicine.

The examination is competency-based and assesses knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary for the successful clinical practice of Emergency Medicine. The areas assessed will include the evaluation and initial management of clinical conditions seen in patients who present, as emergencies, to Emergency Departments. Competence in paediatrics at a level delivered in a general Emergency Department and focus mainly on seriously ill and injured, or the management of common child emergencies.

The MCEM examination is set at a standard commensurate with the level of expertise necessary for entry into higher specialist training in Emergency Medicine as well as that for practice at an intermediate level for those not wishing to enter higher training.The examination consists of three parts, Part A, B and C.

MCEM Part A Exam Overview

This theory exam consists 50 questions, each with four stems. Each stem needs to be marked either TRUE or FALSE. It is not negatively marked. It examines basic sciences as applied to Emergency Medicine. The syllabus for the Part A is found on the College of Emergency Medicine website (www.collemergencymed.ac.uk). Exam duration is 2 hours. Exam centres are in United Kingdom, India (Apollo Hyderabad & Apollo Chennai), Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail. Candidate must score about 70% to pass the exam.

MCEM Part B Exam Overview

This theory paper examines data interpretation skills and consists of 16 questions. The questions present a clinical scenario and may have clinical data including radiographs, CT scans, ECGs, blood test results and clinical photographs. Exam duration is 2 hours. Exam centre in India is only at Apollo Hyderabad. Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail. Candidate must score about 70% to pass the exam. Only candidates who are successful in Part B will be permitted to take Part C. Unsuccessful candidates will be required to resit Part B at the next diet before attempting to Part C.

MCEM Part C Exam Overview

This practical exam consists of 18 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) stations that assess knowledge, psycho-motor ability, interpersonal skills (including communication and conflict resolution), professional behaviour and clinical decision-making skills. Exam duration is 2.5 hours. Exam centre in India is only at Apollo Hyderabad. Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail. Candidate must pass 14 of the 18 stations to pass the exam.

General Considerations

Part A exam is held twice a year at all the approved centres (usually in June & December). Visit the College of EM, UK website for exact dates.
Part B and C are held twice a year in UK and once a year in India. Visit the College of EM, UK website for exact dates of UK sittings. Date of exam sitting at overseas centres may vary.

All parts of the examination will be conducted in English.
Successful completion of all parts is required before being eligible for Membership by examination and before being able to use the post-nominals MCEM.

Mode of Candidate Entry

A candidate is eligible for Apollo MCEM Residency if he/she has completed the following

  • Must have completed MBBS & Internship in an institute recognised by Medical Council of India
  • Must have a valid MCI registration

Interviews for MCEM residency are conducted twice a year, in June and in December. Meet an Educational Supervisor in an Apollo within your city for details. (www.apolloemergency.com)

Duration of Residency
The duration of MCEM residency is 3 years full time from the date of joining. The duration of residency is 2 years full time for those who have completed their Fellowship or Diploma in EM from Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP-UK) which is given by Medvarsity.

Residency Locations

A candidate can do his/her 3 year (or 2 year) EM residency at any of these centres for qualifying for the MCEM Part B & C exams.

  • Apollo Health City, Hyderabad
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore
  • Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

The choice for the residency centre is made at the time of paying the admission fee and is final. No change of centre will be allowed once the candidate has reported for rotations.

Course Fees

Prospectus & Registration Form 1000/- INR
MCEM Part A Examination Fees 35000/- INR per attempt
Residency Admission Fees 50000/- INR
Tuition Fees (Monthly) 3000/- INR per month for 3 years
MCEM Part B & C Examination Fees 60000/- INR per attempt
(Note – Examination fees include local centre administrative charges)

For MCEM exam related enquiries, contact:

Dr.Imron Subhan
Emergency Medicine
Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, INDIA 500096
Email: sayeed_a@apollohospitals.com
For an overview of Apollo Emergency Medicine, visit www.apolloemergency.com

American Heart Association


American Heart Association recognizes Apollo Hospitals for Emergency Cardio-Vascular Care and Training in India

American Heart Association has accorded recognition to Apollo Hospitals as an International Training Organization to provide Emergency Cardio-vascular Care to the people of India. Apollo Hospitals is the first organization in India to receive this prestigious recognition from the American Heart Association.

As part of this recognition, Apollo Hospitals is now authorised to use American Heart Association’s guidelines and protocols to provide Emergency Care and to set up training centers in India. These training centers will provide programs in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and the successful candidates will be eligible for American Heart Association Certification.

American Heart Association is the prime American organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. American Heart Association sets the protocols for Emergency Cardio-vascular Care and Training. The protocols laid are efficient, effective and the best and are globally accepted. These protocols are implemented uniformly across USA and is mandatory for all those involved in Emergency Care to be trained and certified by American Heart Association.

This recognition will significantly improve the standards of emergency care in India and help in bringing about uniformity of care in institutes implementing these guidelines with trained personnel.

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