Thursday, 19 July 2018

The University of Nicosia Medical School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine has received educational accreditation from the UK Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

The Royal College of General Practitioners, the professional body of over 50,000 GPs that works to raise standards of patient care, has always been committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and lifelong learning for its members.  In addition to offering its own CPD resources, the College also awards the Accreditation quality mark to educational activities and resources that meet the world-renowned high standards of the RCGP.

This distinction is in addition to the University of Nicosia Medical School’s accreditation by the RCGP to deliver the MRCGP International exam in Cyprus.  Students successfully completing the first two semesters of the Family Medicine programme and meeting the RCGP’s clinical experience eligibility criteria are entitled to sit the examination in Cyprus to qualify as an International Member of the RCGP.

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni, Chair of the Medical School’s Department of Primary Care and Population Health, commented: “We are delighted to have been granted RCGP Educational Accreditation, which is a badge of distinction and a guarantee of quality for our Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine.  British medical education is renowned worldwide for upholding the highest standards.  Those same rigorous standards were applied by the RCGP in evaluating the quality of our Postgraduate Diploma, which serves as a structured continuing professional development programme for primary care physicians.”

The programme is delivered entirely online, making it ideal for busy physicians, who can study full-time or part-time.  The University of Nicosia is the first European university to be awarded a 5-Star rating for Online / Distance Learning and is the 13th university in the world to receive such a distinction.

Students completing the Postgraduate Diploma can attain a Master of Science in Family Medicine award by continuing for a third, research-focused semester.  The enrolment period for the 2018-19 academic year is currently open until late September.

The postgraduate programme in Family Medicine is among several degrees offered by the country’s first and largest medical school, including the St George’s, University of London graduate-entry medical course, a 6-year medical degree programme for high school leavers, and a Master of Public Health for both working professionals and new graduates.  Further information about this programme is available at or by calling 22 471 999.