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 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.