Our vision is
With a goal to bring every person in India under the care of a post-graduate family medicine physician, we aim to bring evidence-based information and awareness of the Family Medicine specialty to all MBBS students, health care providers, policymakers and citizens of India alike.
“Prevention is better than cure”. With their skills in different medical care such as promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative, family doctors can help improve the healthcare of not only an individual but also their whole family.
We acknowledge and express our profound gratitude towards the Indian government’s Niti Aayog initiative, which envisions 100,000 post M.B.B.S post graduate seats,
We request Niti aayog increase in following family medicine post graduates seats established by NMC and NBEMS to 15,000 to 20,000 a year.
We thank NMC and NBEMS establishing following family medicine post graduate courses MD degree in Family Medicine (3 years post M.B.B.S) by NMC,
DNB Family Medicine degree (3 years post M.B.B.S), NBEMS diploma in Family Medicine (2 years post M.B.B.S) and D Fam. Med. (NBEMS)
We ardently request the mandating of family medicine departments in medical colleges by the NMC in the “Minimum Requirements for Annual M.B.B.S admission Regulations and START MD FAMILY MEDICINE COURSE IN ALL MEDICAL COLLEGES. “
Family medicine specialty has been started in the USA in 1970 as a board certified 3year post graduation course. In the United States 13% of medical school graduates enter family medicine residency training and at the University of Minnesota alone 35-45% of graduates pursue family medicine programs. There are 1,18,198 active family physicians for a population of 300 million people, accounting to an estimate of 36 family physicians per 100,000 people in USA. The UK
has approximately 52,000 general practitioners (family Medicine) for 67 million people (77 family physicians per 100,000 people) and India has approximately ( 0.2 per 100,000) 3000 Family practice post graduates physicians for a staggering 1380 million people. Our vision for India is for at least 15 to 20 % of MBBS graduates to be trained in Family medicine specialization at the post graduation level every year, surmounting to an annual estimate of 15,000 to 20,000 post graduates’ seats.