The October 2020 FFICM oral examination and January 2021 MCQ are planned to go ahead. Given the uncertainty about lockdown, social distancing guidance and travel so far in advance, the exact format and location of the exam are currently under consideration and the potential oral exam dates are now 19-23 October 2020. More details will be available nearer the time, and all candidates will be kept informed.
Please see our separate statement on advice for doctors in training on the new joint website.
The FFICM Final examination can be taken at any point during Stage 2 of the training programme. Eligibility to sit the FFICM Final examination is a pass in the Primary examination of one of the complementary specialty colleges. The examination comprises three sections: Multiple Choice Question examination (MCQ), Objective Structured Oral Examination (OSCE) and the Structured Oral Examination (SOE). Candidates must pass the MCQ examination before they can take the OSCE/SOE examinations. On first attempt, candidates must book both OSCE and SOE components of the examination.
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