Distance Fellowship in Diabetes Management (DFID)

Course commencing from June, 2012

Last date for the submission of application is 30th April, 2012


Diabetes Mellitus has become a public health problem with more than 15% of the Indian urban population above the age of 30 years afflicted with this disease

Though the cost burden to the nation is not exactly known, the morbidity and mortality of this condition is now comparable to tuberculosis

It is therefore necessary to create a physician who becomes a one window operation for care of the diabetic

This way an average patient does not have to go to a tertiary care institution or to an endocrinologist, preventing expenditure on a chronic disease which has the potential to haemorrhage their meager income

At the end of this program:

The physician will systematize a preventing and promoting health care approach for Diabetes Mellitus

Able to describe in detail the diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus and all its complications

Able to start a diabetic clinic on a regular basis with the aim of closely monitoring his patients

Be able to choose with sophistication the various modalities of treatment including oral anti diabetics and insulin

Spot the various complications of diabetes including hypertension, cardiac, renal, neurological and feet related ones

Refer appropriately to cardiac, renal or surgical centres when needed

To develop a functional team to handle an integrated diabetic clinic

Eligibility Criteria (in preference):

Doctors with MD in General Medicine

Those who have completed DNB in Family Medicine

Those who have completed the PGDFM from CMC Vellore

Those (MBBS doctors) who are in private practice and who have a practice involving diabetic patients

Candidates from outside India can also apply

Preference will be given to candidates between 35-50 years of age

Women candidates

Candidates working in rural areas

There is no entrance test

Contact Programs:

This is the most important component of the training

The candidate will be required to come to CMC Hospital for 2 contact programs

Contact program 1-for a period of 6 days-Mondays to Saturdays

Contact program 2-for a period of 4 days-Tuesdays to Fridays


This is distance program of 1 year duration

However since the candidates are likely to be busy with their work, they will be allowed 2 years to complete the program


Assignment relating to each module has to be sent at regular intervals; the exact deadline will be prescribed

The first assignment has to be sent within one month of receiving the first set of books

Diabetes Fellowship:

50% in the final examination comprising theory and OSCE (objective structured clinical exam)

Theory examination will be objective type

100% attendance in both the contact programs

Satisfactory completion of the assignments

Satisfactory completion of the log book during the contact programs and

Completion of project work

Mode of Communication:

It is advised that electronic rather than postal communication be used

If you do not have an e-mail ID, this will be the perfect time to get one

Course Fees:

A one time non-refundable fee of Rs 49,000/-

The fee has to be paid only after getting the selection letter from CMC

Foreign Candidates:

Candidates from outside India who would like to receive the materials to their addresses abroad will have to pay extra fees towards the administrative and courier charges, in addition to the course fee of Rs 49,000/-

Please write to dfid@cmcvellore.ac.in with your complete postal address to know the total fee applicable to you


Application can be downloaded from our website address www.cmch-vellore.edu and click on Education/Admission

Use A4 size paper to print the prospectus and the application form

The filled in application should be sent to the following address along with demand draft favouring CMC Vellore Association for Rs 500/- payable at Vellore

Dr Jachin Velavan,


Department of Distance Education,

Main Building, 2nd Floor,

Christian Medical College,

Vellore-632004, Tamil Nadu

Please write Application for DFID 2012 on top of the envelop in which the filled in application is sent

The last date for receiving the filled in application is 30th April, 2012


Candidates have to submit photocopies of MBBS and other degree and diploma certificates in support of their qualification along with the application

Selection Intimation:

On being selected, each candidate will be sent selection letter along with an admission form which has to be filled in and sent back to CMC along with the course fee

The selection intimation will be sent to you in last week of May, 2012

The decision of DDE is final in the selection process

Admission Number:

Each candidate who are admitted into the course will be given an admission number (unique number) which has to be used for identification of candidate for all purposes in context of the course

The candidates must quote their admission number in all their correspondence with Distance Education Department, CMC, Vellore

Christian Medical College, Vellore
Vellore-632004, Tel 0416-2283433, 2283451,

Email: dfid@cmcvellore.ac.in

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