The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) of the University of Colombo is the national apex body responsible for postgraduate medical education and Board Certification of medical specialists in Sri Lanka.
Following successful completion of MD examination, PG trainees are required to complete a mandatory period of training, overseas in a recognized institution/unit to be eligible for Board Certification. The minimum period of overseas training is stipulated in the relevant prospectus. It will be the responsibility of the trainee to obtain the required leave and the scholarship if required from the employer.
There are three categories of training schemes awarded to PG trainees by foreign institutions.
The financial assistance granted under the scholarship scheme consists of ;
Return passage for travel; the lowest economy air fare to the country of destination
Personal maintenance allowance will be provided as stipulated in the circular attached ( Click here for living allowance circular).
General Medical Council registration fee, if required
Healthcare insurance/medical indemnity insurance/immigration health surcharge, if required
Reimbursement of visa fee, embarkation fee on departure and departure/ arrival fees, subject to submission of receipts
Book allowance of US$1,000 subject to submission of documents. (originals of the receipt/s from the book sellers and the recommendation of the supervising consultant must be forwarded). This allowance can be used to purchase laptops, computers, CDs and/ or books locally or abroad.