Training Guidelines

General Information Post Graduate Training And Their Requirements

It is mandatory for every FCPS-II candidate to get himself/herself registered with RTMC, CPSP, for his/her training programme for January & July sessions as per College notification # RTMC/CPSP/2008/640 dated 30 July 2008 and closely follow the structured training programme of your specialty available with the institute and training /supervisor (In case venue/supervisor is changed the same must also be re-registered).

The trainees must undergo the whole training (including rotations) under the supervision of CPSP approved supervisor in a CPSP recognized institution. The booklet containing details of CPSP approved supervisors and institutions can be obtained from the Accounts Office or from website

The RTMC Registration must be made IMMEDIATELY (maximum within one month) after joining the training, failing which, the date of commencement of training will be the date on which RTMC receives the Registration Form and if not within the stipulated period for the January/July session the training will be considered un-registered training.

No relaxation in the duration of training can be granted on account of training acquired prior to passing FCPS I / Unregistered training.

Please note that the speciality once chosen cannot be changed.

Each Candidate Must Obtain Prospectus and Follow Each Instruction / Guideline Strictly.

Please Note; That Requirements Of Training Are Constantly Under Review And It Is Your Responsibility To Be Aware Of The Current Regulations, Which Will Be Applicable To You, On The Date Of Registration.

The validity of pass in FCPS part I for candidates is three years from the date of passing this examination plus the duration of fellowship training program that is

For 3 – year program the validity is 6 years

For 4 – year program the validity is 7 years

For 5 – year program the validity is 8 years

The candidates are required to appear in FCPS II examination at least once within the validity period, specified above, failing which the pass status of FCPS I will become null and void. If for any reason a candidate does not register with the RTMC within 3 years of passing FCPS I, his/her FCPS I pass status will become null and void because such a candidate will not be able to complete his/her training and appear in the FCPS II examination within the specified time.

NOTE : No relaxation of the above rule can be granted on any account.

Elective Rotations (Under Training)

It is mandatory for all candidates to intimate RTMC on the CPSP prescribed form (FORM “RT”) with joining report under the supervisor of rotation in the first week of starting this rotation.

Procedure For Registration With RTMC

You are required to fill in the enclosed proforma A, photocopy of supervisor certificate and despatch to the undersigned along with attested copies of necessary documents, as required (Details given in the Form). Only pay order / bank draft in favour of C.P.S.P. would be acceptable.

All candidates intending to appear in FCPS-II examination from September 2000 onwards are required to participate in three (3) / four (4) mandatory workshops, conducted by the Department of Medical Education (DME), CPSP, at its headquarter in Karachi, and other regional centers e.g. Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and other centres.

S.No. Workshop Fee
1 Introduction to Computer and Internet Rs. 6000/-
2 Research Methodology & Medical Writing Rs. 8500/-
3 Communication Skills Rs. 8500/-
4 Primary Surgical Skills (only for Surgery & Allied and Obstetrics/Gynaecology) Rs. 8500/-

If you are residing out of Karachi, please do not send Workshop Registration Form to CPSP Head Office, Karachi. Submit the same at the Regional Centre where you intend to attend your mandatory workshops along with the photocopy of Pay Order / Draft / Bank Challan of 1st installment and your NIC. Detailed registration procedure and terms and conditions are given in the Workshop Registration Form for your information. Please send only the photocopy of Pay Order / Draft / Bank Challan of payment made to CPSP.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All workshops have to be attended within 18 months of commencement of training. The Research Methodology worshop within 6 months of commencement of training and before writing of synopsis.

The logbook is intended for documenting all the activities performed by the trainee during the training period. Entries must commence from the start of the training program. Trainees are advised to strictly follow the instructions as noted in their log books / prospectus. The log books will be provided by Accounts Department and Regional Centres on payment of prescribed fee. The trainees may maintain a e-log book as launched by CPSP recently.

All the FCPS-II trainees are required after approval of synopsis to be submitted within 6 months of commencement of training in the specialty/subspecialty to either write a Dissertation or submit two Research Papers published or accepted for publication in a research journal included in Index Medicus. Before undertaking the project for Dissertation / Research Papers, trainees are required to attend the mandatory workshop.

Candidates are allowed to pay total fee in one year as per below mentioned schedule or candidates can also pay total fee at the time of registration. The first installment is payable at the time of registration, second installment after 4 months of registration and third installment after the next 4 months. All workshops to be completed within first 18 months of training.

At the Time of Registration

Registration Fee - Rs. 3000/-

First Installment

Workshop on Research Methodology & Medical Writing (within first six months) - Rs. 8500/-

Second Installment

Workshop on Communication Skills - Rs.8500/-

Workshop on Introduction to Computer and Internet (Optional) - Rs.6000/-

NOTE : Computer exemption test in lieu of workshop (In case of failing the test, Computer and Internet workshop will become mandatory)

Third Installment

Workshop on Primary Surgical Skills (Candidates of Surgery & Allied and Obstetrics / Gynaecology only) - Rs. 8500/-


Synopsis submission fee (Fresh only) - Rs. 1000/-


Dissertation submission fee (Fresh) - Rs. 10000/-

Dissertation submission fee (Resubmission) - Rs.2000/-

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