The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine has a number of entry routes for Fellowship and Membership. Please click the links below for individual membership categories.
Please note that important changes have been announced to the membership routes of Fellowship by Assessment and Associate Fellowship. Please read more here.
Fellowship by Election [FFICM]
Considered for practitioners across the world who have made sustained and significant contributions to the practice of Intensive Care Medicine.
Fellowship by Assessment [FFICM]
Open to substantive or honorary UK consultants, overseas consultants who have completed their specialist training in the UK or or non-NHS/DMS consultants in the UK who have completed their specialist training in the UK, with a contracted daytime clinical commitment to ICM. The applicant must be a Fellow or Member in good standing of one of the Parent Colleges at the time of application.
Fellowship by Examination [FFICM]
Awarded to all who pass the FFICM Final Examination.
Associate Fellowship [AFICM]
Open to substantive or honorary UK consultants with a contracted daytime clinical commitment to ICM who are not full Fellows of one of the FICM trustee colleges. (For example hold FCARCSI or Associate Fellowship of the RCoA).
Fellowship ad eundem [FFICM]
Open to substantive or honorary UK consultants with a contracted daytime clinical commitment to ICM who are not full Fellows of one of the FICM trustee colleges and have significantly furthered the interests of the Faculty and/or intensive care medicine.
Open to either:
- Medical practitioners holding a substantive or honorary NHS or Defence Medical Services consultant post in the United Kingdom with a sessional or other contracted clinical commitment to Intensive Care Medicine which does not meet the level of daytime clinical commitment requirement for either Fellowship by Assessment or Associate Fellowship.
- Registered ICM Affiliate Trainees who have achieved the stipulated level of commensurate training in ICM.
Open to non-consultant career grade UK doctors with a contracted daytime clinical commitment to ICM who are not eligible for any Fellowship route.
Open to doctors who are not eligible for another route of membership. This could be doctors on temporary or locum contracts or doctors on SAS contracts not eligible for full Membership.
Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Membership
This route is ONLY for use by Advanced Critical Care Practitioners (ACCPs).
This route is open for all nurses, Allied Health Professionals and practioners working in critical care.
There are two ways that trainees can join the Faculty:
- ICM CCT Trainee: For trainees appointed to an ICM CCT programme.
- ICM Affiliate Trainee: For trainees undertaking blocks of ICM training outside the ICM CCT programme.
Core, Foundation and Medical Students
Open to doctors in training on core programmes (ACCS, CAT, CMT/IM) and foundation programmes and medical students.
Please refer to the Faculty's Regulations for further clarification on eligibility requirements.
Please Note: Applicants for Fellowship or Membership of the Faculty will be informed of the outcome of their application and, if successful, receive their certificate in due course. However, there can be a backlog of applications to process and each certificate must be signed by the Dean, Vice-Dean, and Chief Executive before it is posted out. If you have yet to be informed of the outcome of your application, or have received a confirmation letter but not your certificate, please bear with us, it is being processed and you will be notified as soon as possible. The Faculty apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.