With aging population, the role of Family Medicine Physicians has become even more important. There is a need for many more well trained doctors to provide better holistic, less fragmented and more integrated care at the community level.


The resolution on the formation of the Chapter of Family Medicine Physicians was passed at the 36th Annual General Meeting of the Academy on 14 June 2014. 



(a) To promote and advance Family Medicine as a specialty in Singapore
(b) To promote interdisciplinary medical education in Family Medicine



A registered medical practitioner who

(a)  Is registered in the Family Physician Register; and
(b)  Has completed the advanced family medicine training programme conducted by the College of Family Physicians (CFPS)            and has exited with the Fellowship of the College FCFP; and


CFPS Fellows who were conferred before the advanced FM training programme commenced in 1999 and are registered in the Family Physician Register are also eligible.


A total of 66 family physicians joined the Academy in 2014. History was made on 25 October 2014 with the induction of the first batch of 24 Family Medicine Physicians at the Academy’s second Induction Comitia 2014 held at the Health Promotion Board. 


The Chapter held its Inaugural General Meeting on 17 January 2015, followed by the first Executive Committee meeting that same evening.