Examinations

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. Please review the October 2020 FFICM OSCE/SOE Candidate Information and October 2020 FFICM Remote Examination FAQs.

Please see our separate statement on advice for doctors in training on the new joint website.


Statement regarding exams


RCoA Statement on Examination Fees 2020-21

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, which administers and delivers the FFICM  examinations, has released a statement regarding examination fees for the 2020/2021 academic year. The costings outlined in the statement have been deferred until January 2021 but will apply from that date onward.


The FFICM examination is an integral part of the assessment of the standalone CCT in Intensive Care Medicine, and will enable national standards to be applied fairly for all learners irrespective of where or by whom they are trained.

The examination will build on the experience of other Royal Colleges' examinations and also the best components of the FCICM (Australasian) exam - this examination and training programme has gained widespread recognition for its quality.