Clinical Competency Certification (CCC) applied to Medical Graduates completed National degree program for entry in to Medical Profession, who are rigorously assessed for and found competent to enter in to profession to diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.
Diplomat Board of Family Medicine Examination
Diplomat Board of Family Medicine Exam shall comprises of an online computer-based Test CBT and an objectively structured clinical examination OSCE,
CBT of 200 MCQs, A candidate may avail a pause of 30 minutes after attempting 100 MCQs with in allotted total time of 230 minutes. Passing criteria set as 70% to qualify for Board certification.
OSCE : The Clinical Skills Assessment schedule consists of 12 station OSCE. The duration of each station will be ten minutes and each station will entail complete consultation by the candidate.
Validity tenure of initial certification is ten-year, renewable for next ten years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A Diplomat Family Physician will be required to complete minimum 100 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration authority and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “Diplomat” status. These are general requirements for recertification in the same status.
1. Candidacy Criteria
2. Application Process
4. PCCS Certification Test
Applicants who completed following:
1. Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Pakistan having certificate of house job completion.
A candidate is required to complete online “Pretest” assessment questionnaire within Five days after completing Application process.
PCCS Certification Test
PCCS certification will be administered as computer based online test at approved test centers. Candidate will be required to respond four modules of 120 MCQ type questions in two-hour time each, after prescribed intervals. Passing score required for “CCC” certification is 80%. Venue, Schedule, Login and Password will be emailed to each candidate seven days prior to the test date. Candidates will be required to bring original National ID card and exam slip with them as a permission to appear in exam.
Validity tenure of initial certification is five-year, renewable for next five years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A certified Family Physician will be required to complete minimum 120 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration body and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “CCC” status. These are general requirements for recertification in the same status “CCC”.
“Diplomat Board Scheme of assessment is also in process to meet more complex challenges of future. Hopefully, upon completion of one Certification tenure of “CCC” a Medical Graduate may also find a pathway to become Diplomat Board in relevant domain.
THIS PART IS APPLICABLE IN ONLY APPROVED TESTING CENTER