Examination for Registration to practise Medicine in Sri Lanka

It is a pre-requisite for the Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) intending to practise Medicine in Sri Lanka to pass the 'Examination for Registration to Practise Medicine in Sri Lanka' (ERPM- formally ACT 16) conducted by Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) in conjunction with the University Grants Commission (UGC).

PATHE Academy, a pioneer and the leader in private medical education in Sri Lanka, in consultation with former ACT 16 examination staff and consultants in the relevant field has prepared a preparatory programme for those who intend to sit the ERPM. PATHE Academy, located at Liberty Plaza, No: 250 2/1, R.A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo-3 (Telephone: 0114642600) has prepared it, in keeping with the guidelines of the SLMC and the purpose of the ERPM. Comprehensive information is available on our website or / contact the Project Coordinator: +94 772017101 or write to

This comprehensive programme is designed to cover the specialty and combined MCQ papers of the Part A Examination. MCQs based on the module system covers all theoretical aspects for Part A Examination and are carefully prepared by senior lectures of Medical Faculties and senior Consultants with several years of teaching experience.

The programme prepares for the assessment of intellectual skills of enquiry, clinical reasoning, critical thinking and decision making; possessing sufficient knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences, and an understanding of the underlying principles of scientific method; and the ability to create a differential diagnosis and rationalize a treatment plan for common clinical situations prevalent in Sri Lanka.

The candidates should also be able to apply the knowledge of basic sciences to explain the aetio-pathogenesis of disease conditions. They should demonstrate an understanding of the principles of essential procedural skills and the ability to perform such procedures.

They should be able to communicate with patients respecting their dignity, rights, fears and anxieties, taking into consideration the socio-economic, cultural, religious and educational background of the patients.

The entire course will be conducted by a team of experts comprising experienced Consultants, Senior Lecturers attached to medical faculties and Senior Registrars. The next progarmme commencement date is scheduled for January 24.

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