A one-year blended learning program to equip general practitioners to manage mental health problems in primary care. A unique feature of this course is that each doctor enrolls along with a non-MBBS graduate who will be trained along with the doctor to work together as a team. The doctor will receive a post-graduate diploma certificate from CMC, while the non-MBBS graduate will receive a certificate as a mental health worker.
Currently open to Indian citizens only. All candidates must possess a valid MBBS or equivalent degree and a valid MCI / State Medical council registration.
The non-MBBS colleague should be a graduate (e.g. nurse, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, pharmacist, chaplain etc.) with an interest in medical/mental health work. There is no entrance test.
A maximum of 50 candidates (25 doctors and 25 non-MBBS graduates) will be admitted per year.
The duration of the course is one year with two contact programs of six days each. The first contact program is in CMC, Vellore and the second contact program is in a rural mission hospital (Padhar Hospital, Betul, Madhya Pradesh or Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu).
Rs 75,000 (Seventy Five Thousand Indian Rupees)
This course fee is inclusive of both the doctor and non-doctor graduate fees. Students are requested to refer to course bulletin for fees breakup and other details before applying.
October - November every year
Applications will be available online from the beginning of August / September each year.
Please visit courses.cmcdistedu.org for further details.