Frequently Asked Questions​​

Do you offer MCPS training?

A. No. We only offer FCPS (Part 2) training.

Do you offer MRCP Training?

The training of following disciplines ​is acceptable for MRCP:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Gastroenterology

  • Nephrology

  • Pulmonary Medicine

What are the requirements to apply for Residency Programmes?

Generic eligibility criteria to apply for Residency include:

  1. MBBS or equivalent degree from an institution recognized by Pakistan ​​Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC)

  2. One-year Internship (House Job) with six months in Medicine and Allied ​and six months in Surgery and Allied disciplines

  3. Valid PM&DC permanent license

  4. FCPS Part 1 from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) except for the programmes mentioned in the answer of the following question.

Other criteria vary from discipline to discipline. Please refer to the information of respective programmes.​

I have not cleared FCPS Part 1. Am I eligible to apply?

Candidates can apply in following disciplines where FCPS Part 1 is not mandatory but preferred:

  1. Anaesthesiology

  2. Community Medicine

  3. Family Medicine

  4. Obstetrics/Gynaecology

  5. Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

  6. ​Ophthalmology

  7. Psychiatry

They will however be required to clear FCPS Part 1 within a stipulated period of time after joining the Residency Programme.

I am interested to join medicine sub-specialty but do not have experience in Internal Medicine. What discipline should I mention on the application form?

If you want to join medicine sub-specialty and do not have experience in Internal Medicine, you will need to apply for 2-year Internal Medicine Track. After two years, you will be required to apply again for medicine sub-specialty.

If I choose 4-year Internal Medicine Track can I switch to 2-year Internal Medicine Track or vice versa?

No. If you choose any one track in Internal Medicine (2-year or 4-year) you cannot switch to other track. This is in accordance with CPSP rules​.

I am interested to join surgical sub-specialty but do not have experience in General Surgery. What discipline should I mention on the application form?

If you want to join surgical sub-specialty and do not have experience in General Surgery, please mention the sub-specialty you are interested (e.g. Orthopedics, Urology, etc.). If you get selected, you will first rotate through General Surgery core training and then progress to the relevant sub-specialty. 

I want to apply in surgical sub-specialty but I have not given my FCPS Part 1 exam yet. Can I apply?

If you plan to appear in FCPS-I exam in the November attempt of the application year, you may apply if you expect to receive the results at the latest by December 15 of the application year. If you wish to apply in surgical specialty without FCPS-I you may do so provided you have not completed your General Surgery core training. However, preference will be given to the candidates who have cleared FCPS-I.

I am a foreign candidate and want to join the Residency Programme. Am I eligible?

​Candidates completing their MBBS or equivalent degree from outside Pakistan are required to first approach Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) to obtain license after getting their degrees verified and recognized. The website of PM&DC is