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The PGIM is the only institute in Sri Lanka that is responsible for the specialist training of Medical doctors. It is a national institute that is attached to the University of Colombo. It is internationally recognized and several of its training programs have ‘equivalence’ recognition by the Royal Colleges of the UK.
The PGIM works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Training, the Ministry of Health, Faculties of Medicine of the Universities and Professional Colleges. The Secretaries Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher Education, the Director General I Medical Services, Deans of all Faculties of Medicine and seven nominees by the University Grants Commission from among distinguished professional in the country sit on the Board of Management.
To be a financially and administratively independent institute, internationally recognized as an center of excellence, producing specialists of high professional standards, to meet health needs of the country and contribute to regional and world health in a responsive manner.
The mission of the institute is to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate postgraduate academic programs required to produce specialists of the highest quality, competence and dedication in order to provide optimum humane health care to the people of Sri Lanka, whilst being mindful of our wider responsibilities to the region and the world.