The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is pleased to receive applications for Membership. Please carefully read the eligibility criteria below and in the attached application form before applying. If you are not eligible for Membership, please refer to our other membership routes.
Membership is open to medical practitioners holding a substantive or honorary NHS or Defence Medical Services non-consultant career grade post in the United Kingdom with a sessional or other contracted daytime clinical commitment to Intensive Care Medicine. For the definition of daytime clinical commitment, please see Appendix D in the application form below.
Applicants for Membership must have successfully completed a national specialty examination in ICM (which may include the European Diploma of Intensive Care) or the full Primary examination of one of the Faculty's Trustee Colleges or Paediatrics (for those practicing Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine); and must not be eligible for any Fellowship route.
The FICM trustee colleges, with their respective Primary examinations, are:
|The Royal College of Physicians of London [RCP London]||MRCP|
|The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [RCP Edinburgh]||MRCP|
|The Royal College of Surgeons of England [RCS England]||MRCS|
|The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh [RCS Edinburgh]||MRCS|
|The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow [RCPSG]||MRCP/MRCS|
|The College of Emergency Medicine [CEM]||MCEM|
|The Royal College of Anaesthetists [RCoA]||FRCA Primary|
Please note: Applicants who have some form of affiliation with one of the above trustee colleges (such as Membership of the RCoA) will pay a lower subscription rate than those with no trustee college affiliation. This is because the FICM receives financial support from its trustee colleges for facilities and services; single registrants must therefore contribute to these costs as already subsidised by those with dual fellowships.
Rights and privileges
Membership confers the following rights and privileges:
The subscription rate for Membership for the 2012/2013 financial year is £110 for applicants with some affiliation to an FICM trustee college, and £220 for those applicants with no trustee college affiliation. Members with an affiliation to the Royal College of Anaesthetists will have their subscription date (either April or October) alternated with their College subscription. All other applicants will have a subscription date dependent on when their application form is received. Applications forms received before 1 May 2013 will be included within the 2012/2013 financial year.
Subscriptions last from the billing dates of April to April and October to October and are not time limited depending on the financial year. As an example, a doctor who applies in February 2013 will be billed for Fellowship in April 2013. They will not be billed again until April 2014.
If you have any problems or queries regarding your application please contact the Faculty.
Please click the links below for the Membership application form and accompanying Direct Debit instructions.
Please Note: The application form must be submitted electronically via firstname.lastname@example.org. The Direct Debit form must be submitted in hard copy, as banks will only accept original forms.