Affiliate Fellowship

There are TWO routes of entry to Affiliate Fellowship:

Route 1

For 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 Associate Fellowship

Route 2
Applicants must be a registered ICM Affiliate Trainee (or have previously registered with the IBTICM/FICM via 'General Registration') who has completed, outside of the ICM CCT programme, training in Intensive Care Medicine commensurate with either:

  • Intermediate level ICM as described by the curriculum for a Joint CCT in Intensive Care Medicine (if entered Higher Specialist Training before August 2012); or
  • Stage 1 ICM as described by the curriculum for a standalone CCT in Intensive Care Medicine (if entered Higher Specialist Training after August 2012).

All Applicants must have successfully completed a national specialty examination in ICM (which may include the European Diploma of Intensive Care) or in the specialty of one of the Faculty’s Trustee Colleges:

The Royal College of Physicians of London [RCP London]
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [RCP Edinburgh]
The Royal College of Surgeons of England [RCS England]
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh [RCS Edinburgh]
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow [RCPSG]
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine [FRCEM]
The Royal College of Anaesthetists [RCoA]
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health [RCPCH]

Please note that there are no post-nominals associated with this membership category.

Rights and privileges
Affiliate Fellowship confers the following rights and privileges:

  • to describe themselves without abbreviation as an 'Affiliate Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine'
  • to attend, speak and vote at General Meetings of the Faculty;
  • to vote in Faculty elections respective to any residential qualifications;
  • to be appointed to Committees, Working Parties and other groups of the Faculty;
  • to use the facilities of the RCoA buildings;
  • to attend available Faculty events;
  • to benefit from the arrangements organised by the Faculty for participating in Continuing Professional Development;
  • to receive any publications and e-publications of the Faculty;
  • eligible to sit the FFICM exam (if you meet all the eligibility criterias of the FFICM exam regulations).

FICM Affiliate Fellows who are fellows of one of the trustee colleges 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. 

Subscription rates can be found here. Affiliate Fellows 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. 

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 2016 will be billed for Affiliate Fellowship in April 2016. They will not be billed again until April 2017.

If you have any problems or queries regarding your application please contact the Faculty.

Application form
Please click the links below for the Affiliate Fellowship application form and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion form.

Please Note: The application form must be submitted electronically via