FCPS Overview

FCPS is the Fellowship of College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP) Pakistan. CPSP Pakistan is a body responsible for Post graduation in Pakistan, maintains post graduate trainee doctors database and conducts examinations.

FCPS is comprised of FCPS-I Examination, FCPS Training, IMM examination (Intermediate Module), The Dissertation, Workshops and FCPS-II examination.

The CPSP currently allows FCPS in the following fields:
Anatomy Anesthesiology
Biochemistry Cardiac Surgery
Cardio-thoracic Anesthesiology Cardiology
Chemical pathology Community Medicine
Critical Care Medicine Dermatology
Diagnostic Radiology Endocrinology
Family Medicine Forensic Medicine
Gastroenterology General Surgery
Haematology Histopathology
Immunology Infectious Diseases
Medical Oncology Medicine
Microbiology Neonatal Paediatrics
Nephrology Neurology
Neurosurgery Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Operative Dentistry
Ophthalmology Oral Surgery
Orthodontics Orthopedic Surgery
Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Paediatric Cardiology
Paediatric Surgery Paediatrics
Pharmacology Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physiology Plastic Surgery
Prosthodontics Psychiatry
Pulmonology Radiotherapy
Rheumatology Thoracic Surgery
Urology Virology
Vitreo Retinal Ophthalmology

You get eligible for FCPS-I after 2 months of completion of your housejob.

For FCPS-I Details click here

After passing FCPS-I exam, you will be eligible to get a Trainee post at any recognized teaching hospital for training by CPSP. There are fixed numbers of paid posts for trainees in each department, so you may not get a paid post in your desired hospital but an honorary trainee post, for which you will not get any stipend or pay. After a paid seat gets vacant, you will be preferred for that paid seat.

COMPONENTS OF FPCS TRAINING

 After getting a training post, you will be on duty roster of trainees, referred as PGs. The responsibilities and workload on a PG is more as he is learning, and he must learn by hard work. The responsibilities increase as he moves up the training ladder.

During the training, you will take 3 mandatory workshops within the first 18 months, while the surgery PG would take 4.

Computer and Internet Skills: This workshop is of 5 days, and is about how to use computers and internet. If you are skilled about this, you can take skills assessment test for this workshop.

Research Methodology, Biostatistics and Dissertation Writing: It is also of 5 days, comprising of learning how to conduct a research, interpret that data, and finally make a dissertation.

Communication Skills: This is a 3 days course teaching how to effectively communicate in presentations, seminars and workshops.

Basic Surgical Skills: For Surgical PGs only, it lasts for 3 days.

The workshops are held several times a year.

THE DISSERTATION

Synopsis is the first step for the dissertation, it is the seeking of approval for the topic of dissertation including how would the dissertation work be carried out, in detail. After approval you would start your research and dissertation writing. It should be original work of research that is to be submitted at least 9 months before the PG wants to appear in FCPS-II examination.

IMM EXAMINATION

The Intermediate Module Examination can be taken after 2 years of training. After passing you will get certificate of passing IMM and also MCPS diploma provided all the requirements for that have been met.

SUBJECTS OF INTERMEDIATE MODULE EXAMINATION
Anaesthesiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Ophthalmology
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Medicine
Surgery

FCPS-II EXAMINATION

Please click here for details

COST OF FCPS

FCPS is the most cheapest option available, as compared to USMLE, PLAB, AMC etc. The costs involve:

FCPS-I Exam Fee Rs.15000
Registration Fee as a FCPS Trainee Rs. 6,500
Workshops Rs. 25,000 – 35000
Dissertation Rs. 1,000 – 1500
FCPS-II Exam Fee Rs. 15,000

Assuming the exams are passed in first attempt, which is not the case with majority, the cost ranges from 60,000 to 80,000 PKR roughly.

VENUE OF EXAMINATION

Theory examination is conducted at Karachi, Hyderabad, Ouetta, Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Larkana, Abbottabad, Nawabshah, Kathmandu (Nepal) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). The choice of the city should be clearly written in the appropriate box in the application form. The CPSP reserves the right to delete a particular centre, or shift the candidates from one Centre lo another on account of logistic reasons.

APPLICATION FORM

Application Forms are available from Head Office of the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan, Karachi or from its Regional Offices listed below on payment of Rs. 50/- or can be download from CPSP website.

Lahore Next to INMOL Hospital, Block-D, New Muslim Town, Lahore.

042-9231320-5

Islamabad Ravi Road, P.I.M.S, Sector G-8/3, P.I.M.S. Islamabad.

051-9261196,9262590-1

Rawalpindi Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi.

561-9271002 Ext: 3050

Peshawar Hayatabad Medical Complex, Phase IV, Hayatabad, Peshawar.

091-9217011,9217320

Abbottabad 1 Floor, Admin Office, Ayub Medical Complex. Abbottabad.

0992-381907-14

Multan District Jail Road opp. Circuit House, Multan

061-9200946, 9200952

Faisalabad Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad.

041-9210131

Quetta CPSP Regional office, Near Cenar Hospital, ott: Brewery Road Quetta

081-9213434-35, 9202424

Hyderabad CPSP Regional office, Sir Cowasji Institute of Psychiatry, Giddu Chowk Hyderabad

022-3860056-7

Larkana Chandka Medical College, Larkana.

459369

Nawabshah Peoples Medical College, Nawabshah

9370249

Muzaffar Abad Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences, Muzaffar Abad

43902/43307 (0300-8501636)

Bahawalpur Ouaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur

886794, 884768

• Each application form must be accompanied with duly filled prescribed enrolment form.

• Application forms issued for recent examination only will be accepted.

• PLEASE NOTE THAT SEPARATE APPLICATION FORMS ARE TO BE USED BY FRESH & REPEATERS APPLICANTS.