Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
University of Colombo

Diploma in Family Medicine (DFM) by Distance Education 2009 - 2010

The PGIM is now ready to commence training, leading to PGDFM by Open and Distance Learning mode; the duration of which is two years. Study materials and interactions will be conducted online to supplement the Clinical rotations.


The two year Course has been designed to meet the needs of doctors in the university, public and private sectors who are unable to access PGIM facilities to join the current full time one year face to face DFM training program.


Prospective applicants should fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

(a) A medical degree registered with Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC);
(b) Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the SLMC; and
(c) Satisfactory completion of one year post-internship in medical/clinical practice in a university/private/state sector as at the date of closure of applications.


A Selection Examination consisting of 40 Multiple Choice Questions will be held on Saturday 13th December 2008 for purposes of selecting trainees.


Application fee Rs. 500/=
Registration fee Rs. 2300/=
Selection examination fee Rs. 8500/=


Selected candidates will have to pay a course fee of Rs. 36,000/- per semester (6 months). Application forms can be downloaded from here and duly perfected application forms should be forwarded to the Director, PGIM on or before 21st November 2008


Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
Universityof Colombo
160, Norris Canal Road
Colombo 07


Tel: +0602168545/ 0112 697758 / 0112696261


PG Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) by Distance Education 2008-2009