Graduate Certificate in Community Hospital Practice (GCCHP)

Graduate Certificate of Community Hospital Practice is a programme organised by the College of Family Physicians Singapore (CFPS), supported by the Ministry of Health (MOH).


It is a structured training programme designed to train family physicians to be competent in providing care in community hospital setting.


  • Present trainees currently under GDFM programme or GDFM certificate holders or doctors registered on the Family Physicians Register
  • Full or Conditional registration with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Provisional registration doctors are not eligible to apply.
  • Must hold a current and valid practising license issued by Singapore Medical Council (SMC)
  • Must fulfill CME requirements

Course Overview

  1. 80 hours of clinical attachment in participating community hospitals
  2. Family Practice Skills Course (FPSC) on managing patients with complex care needs
  3. Formative assessments to help trainees achieve key competencies in community hospital practice
  4. Summative assessment to validate training

80 Hours Clinical Sessions

  • 20 clinical sessions (4 hours each)
  • 10 sessions per year
  • Trainees and trainers have the flexibility to arrange the clinical sessions themselves
  • Case studies for comprehensive coverage of important areas of care, including:
  1. Rehabilitation Medicine
  2. Subacute Care
  3. Complex & Integrated Care
  • Practice log of 20 cases co-managed by trainees

FPSC in Complex Care

  • Conducted on Saturday & Sunday afternoons
  • Key topics in Community Hospital Practice:
  1. Rehabilitation Medicine
  2. Subacute Care
  3. Complex & Integrated Care
  • Workshops in case management
  • 30 MCQs assessment

Formative Assessment

  • Conducted by trainers after every 10 clinical sessions using EPA (Entrustable Professional Activity).
  • Assessment of Key Competencies in:
  1. Conducting MDM
  2. Discharge Planning
  3. Formulating Care Plans
  4. Family Conference & Communication
  • Conducted by accredited faculty practising in community hospital setting

Summative Assessment

  • Format: Clinical Long Case Exam
  • Conducted in participating community hospitals
  • Typical cases admitted to community hospitals
  • Standard set at EPA level 4 (ready for unsupervised practice with oversight)
  • Successful candidates will be awarded Graduate Certificate in Community Hospital Practice (GCCHP)
  • Recognized by major community hospitals in Singapore

Summative Assessment Eligibilities:

  • Completion of training requirements of GCCHP
  • GDFM or higher qualification in Family Medicine

Non-refundable Registration fees

Non-refundable Registration fees

S$ 214*

Course Fee

College Member: S$4,494 *
Non-Member: S$4,815 *

* Non-refundable Registration fees and Course fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST.

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For more details, please contact College Secretariat at 6223 0606 or email to .