The PGIM is the only institute in Sri Lanka that is responsible for the specialist training of Medical doctors. It is a national institute that is attached to the University of Colombo. It is internationally recognised and several of its training programmes have ‘equivalence’ recognition by the Royal Colleges of the UK.

The PGIM works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Training, the Ministry of Health, Faculties of Medicine of the Universities and Professional Colleges. The Secretaries Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher Education, the Director General Medical Services, Deans of all Faculties of Medicine and seven nominees by the University Grants Commission from among distinguished professional in the country sit on the Board of Management.