Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
University of Colombo
My No.PGIM/EX/12/SE/PGD/CCM (11)
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine,
160, Norris Canal Road,
6th September, 2011
To : Director/NHSL, Colombo,
Directors/MSS of Teaching/General Hospitals,
Provincial Directors of Health Services,
Deans of Faculties of Medicine/Medical Sciences,
Universities of Peradeniya/Colombo/Jaffna/Ruhuna/Kelaniya,
1. The above examination is scheduled to commence on 25th November 2011.
2. Applications are invited by me from medical officers possessing the following requirements to sit the Selection Examination for enrolment to the in-service training programme in Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Care Medicine.
3. (a) A medical degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council;
(b) satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council;
(c) satisfactory completion of one year of post internship in medical/clinical practice in a University/Public Sector Institution/Non State Sector (see item 6) in Sri Lanka acceptable to the PGIM as at the date of closure of applications 10th October 2011.
In respect of (c) above, those who have availed maternity or sick leave during this one year period could be considered eligible provided they have completed 80% of the post intern year.
4. The applicants to be eligible for enrolment to the training programme should pass the selection examination. The current format of the selection examination for the perusal of applicants is described in the Prospectus and Examination Documents which are available at the PGIM.
5. The selection examination shall consist of MCQ paper with 60 questions of (03) three hours duration.
6. The candidates who pass the selection examination by obtaining the pass mark of 50% or more only shall be considered for enrolment to the course.
7. Only a Maximum of 22 candidates from the state sector who passes the selection examination will be enrolled in the training programme in order of merit. The details are available at the Academic Branch office of the PGIM.
8. Only a Maximum of 04 candidate from the non-state sector who passes the selection examination will be enrolled in the training programme in order of merit. The details are available at the Academic Branch office of the PGIM.
9. The allocation of training units will be done as described in "Guideline for enrolment of non-state sector trainees in to PGIM training programmes - 2011".
10. The prescribed fees for the examination are as follows:
(a) Registration fee - Rs. 3,000.00 (non refundable)
(b) Examination fees - Rs. 9,500.00
(Private candidates will be charged 50% more on each fee of the PGIM)
11. Eligible candidates should obtain the prescribed application forms from the Examinations Branch, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine on payment of Rs. 550/- or can be download from our website www.cmb.ac.lk/pgim. Requests for application and other details by post should accompany a SASE 9” x 4” in size and a money order for Rs. 550/- drawn in favour of Postgraduate Institute of Medicine and payable at the Cinnamon Gardens Post Office, Colombo 7. The envelope should be marked “Application for selection test for enrolment to the in-service training programme in Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Care Medicine” at the top left hand corner.
12. Completed applications with every cage duly filled should be forwarded through the Head of Department, confirming that the applicants if selected would be released for postgraduate training at the PGIM. The applications should reach to the Senior Assistant Registrar/ Examinations, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, No. 160, Norris Canal Road, Colombo 7 on or before 10th October 2011. Incomplete applications and late ap plications will not be considered under any circumstances.
13. The selected candidates shall report to the training centre allocated to him/her within one month on receipt of the letter of appointment.
14. Please bring the contents of the Circular Letter to the notice of all medical officers concerned in your department/division/faculty.
15. Please refer the new regulations laid down by Ministry of Health regarding release of Medical Officers of Department of Health in PGIM website - www.cmb.ac.lk/pgim
Professor Rezvi Sheriff
Senior Professor of Medicine
University of Colombo
Copies 1. Secretary, Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition
2. Director General of Health Services
3. DDGHS/Medical Services
4. Registrar, Sri Lanka Medical Council.
5. Secretary of Board of Study in Critical Care Medicine
6. Hony. Secretary, GMOA