ICMDA and their global members strive to meet the global rural medical needs by actively serving in mission hospitals. Their partnership opens up channels to convene professionally and spiritually primed family physician trainers who can facilitate practical sessions of the Online Masters in Family Medicine. ICMDA also shares the responsibility to aid in marketing, provide student support and mentorship.
University of Edinburgh, with the vision set to improve global health has entered in alliance, contributing to the online academic platform of the Masters in Family Medicine. Founded in 1583, the University has held high academic standards,ranking as one of the world top 20 Universities. The University has the lead responsibility of student selection, registration and granting the academic award. As one of the institutions from the developed nations, with established framework for primary care, the University stands as a firm background for capacity building of family physicians in developing countries.
CMC with its focus on excellence in education, service and research, shares the responsibility to provide theoretical and practical modules of the Masters in Family Medicine. Pioneering in training doctors on campus since 1918, CMC broadened its pedagogical reach with the establishment of the Distance Education Unit in 2004. The Post Graduate Diploma in Family medicine, is offered on distance education mode since 2006. Distance Education Unit of CMC, with their substantial Family Medicine curriculum and mentorship, forms the academic backbone of the Online Masters in Family Medicine.