Requirements to pass the erpm and qualify for provisional registration
To pass the ERPM and qualify to obtain provisional registration with the SLMC, a graduate with qualifications from a medical school overseas must meet the following criteria:
- Successfully complete Part A of ERPM by obtaining a minimum of 112.5 of 250 marks (i.e. 45%) in each of the Papers 1 (Medicine including Psychiatry), 2 (Paediatrics including Psychiatry), 3 (Surgery) and 4 (Obstetrics and Gynaecology).
- Successfully complete Part B of ERPM by obtaining a minimum final mark of 45 out of 100 (45%) for each station AND a minimum total of 100 marks out of 200 (50%) for the two stations in each Subject (Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology).
- 3. Successfully complete Part C by obtaining 50 out of 100 marks (50%) at the oral examinations in Emergencies in each of the Medical and Surgical Tracks.
- 4. Successfully complete Part D by obtaining a minimum of 67.5 of 150 marks (45%) in each of Paper 5 (Community Medicine) and Paper 6 (Forensic Medicine).
As per decision of the Council on 20th July 2018 the ERPM registration of all candidates will be terminated as specified above. Rejoining or continuation in the ERPM programme is then NOT permitted.
Order of merit for employment by the ministry of health
Calculation for ranking by order of merit at ERPM will be performed taking into account the following details of each candidate who has passed in all Parts of the ERPM (A, B, C, and D).
Candidates will be grouped according to the total number of attempts obtained by the addition of attempts at each of the ERPM Parts A, B, C and D.
A grand total mark (out of 1200) is calculated by adding the highest mark scored for each component.
Part A out of 400
Part B out of 400
Part C out of 200
Part D out of 200
The grand total mark obtained for all Parts of the ERPM is then used to determine the rank order within each group.
The list of rank order according to merit is then forwarded to the Ministry of Health for appointment as Intern Medical Officers.
Compulsory training for candidates who fail parts A OR B
There will be a compulsory clinical training course for candidates who cannot pass Part A or B of the ERPM in three attempts, before they are allowed to sit the ERPM Part A or Part B again. After completion of the clinical training course, the respective Specialist who provided the training should certify attendance and satisfactory performance for the candidate to be eligible to sit the examination again.
The compulsory clinical training course will be for one month in each clinical subject as appropriate: Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. After the announcement of results of Part B, the SLMC will forward a list of names of the candidates who require training to the DDG.MS of the Department of Health. The DDG.MS will identify the hospitals where training can be provided and assign these, as far as possible, according to the candidate’s preference. The DDG MS will assign candidates to named Specialists in the identified hospitals, indicating the period of training. The SLMC will issue a booklet to each candidate who has to undergo training. This booklet must be initialed by the Specialist who provides the training to indicate satisfactory attendance and performance during training.