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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 238-241

MD Family Medicine - Calicut experience: History is made here

Department of Family Medicine, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India

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M Roshni
Nandanan, P O Tharuvana, Via Mananthavady, Wayanad - 670 645, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.192370

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Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala - the first medical college in India to start Doctor of Medicine (MD) in family medicine as a postgraduate course. This was in the year 2012. Till date, this is the only medical college to have MD Family Medicine program in India. The college was allowed two MD Family Medicine seats per year by the Medical Council of India, and this is a 3 year course. The first batch of MD Family Medicine students has passed out from the Government Medical College, Calicut in July 2015. In this article, the author, who has been working as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, ever since the department started in the year 2012, shares her experiences in setting up the department, its functioning and the achievement of bringing out the first batch of successful MD Family Medicine specialists. Another laurel, of which the institution is proud of, is that they were able to incorporate family medicine teaching program in the MBBS curriculum. A brief introduction about Government Medical College, Calicut, is also given.

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