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Diploma and DM Family Medicine (mainly by Distance Education)

The DM in Family Medicine is a four year programme. A Diploma may be obtained after the completion of the first two years.

The programme seeks to improve the quality of primary health care in the Caribbean by producing Family Physicians who deliver comprehensive and continuous personal medical care and undertake meaningful research which can guide development in the area of Primary Health Care. This programme has been facilitated by a generous endowment from Hon. Dr. G. Raymond Chang. Print Brochure



Applicants should be:

1. Licensed, registered medical practitioners within Jamaica employed in public/ private general practice for the duration of the programme.

2. Compliant with entrance regulations of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of the West Indies.

3. At the time of application, the applicantmust supply written permission from employer (where applicable) for day releases and release for block sessions related to the programme.

A resume should accompany applications.


18 Distance Education Courses (Modules)

Family Practice Clinical Sessions

Specialist Clinical Sessions



Web conferences (at least twice per week after 4 p.m.) for module delivery and clinical online sessions. Use of virtual platform (OurVLE) for sharing of module man-uals, reference materials and assignments.

Residents will acquire clinical competencies under the supervision of senior family physicians and other specialists during clinical rotations. Clinical sessions are held at an accredited local medical centre. Release needed for at least 60 days each year.

There will be one face-to-face block session in Semes-ter I and two in Semester II, 3 - 5 days each in duration.

The Resident is required to complete a research project during DM (Years 3 and 4).

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