The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine is pleased to receive applications for Membership. Please carefully read the eligibility criteria below and in the attached application form before applying. If you are not eligible for Membership, please refer to our other membership routes.

Membership is open to medical practitioners holding a substantive or honorary NHS or Defence Medical Services non-consultant career grade (Specialty Doctor, Associate Specialist, Staff Grade) post in the United Kingdom with a sessional or other contracted daytime clinical commitment to Intensive Care Medicine. For the definition of daytime clinical commitment, please see Appendix D in the application form below.

Please note (Senior) Clinical Fellows are not eligible to apply as they are deemed as Fixed Term Contracts.

Applicants for Membership must have successfully completed a national specialty examination in ICM (which may include the European Diploma of Intensive Care) or the full Primary examination of one of the Faculty's Trustee Colleges; and must not be eligible for any Fellowship route.

The FICM trustee colleges, with their respective Primary examinations, are:

CollegePrimary Exam
The Royal College of Physicians of London [RCP London]MRCP
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [RCP Edinburgh]MRCP
The Royal College of Surgeons of England [RCS England]MRCS
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh [RCS Edinburgh]MRCS
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow [RCPSG]MRCP/MRCS
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine [RCEM]

MRCEM Primary SBA (or MRCEM Part A between August 2012 – August 2016 or FRCEM Primary after August 2016) AND MRCEM Intermediate SBA (or MRCEM Part B between August 2012 – August 2016 or FRCEM Intermediate SAQ after August 2016) AND MRCEM OSCE after August 2014* (or FRCEM Intermediate SJP after August 2017)                                                                                                                                        *retrospective approval has been granted for MRCEM achieved between August 2018 – August 2021 as part of the Emergency Medicine 2021 curriculum   

The Royal College of Anaesthetists [RCoA]FRCA Primary
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health [RCPCH]FRCPCH


Rights and privileges
Membership confers the following rights and privileges: 

  • use of the post-nominal MFICM and the description 'Member 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 be nominated by the Faculty under the auspices of the Royal College of Anaesthetists for appointment to Advisory Appointment Committees for SAS Grade posts;
  • 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;
  • eligible to sit the FFICM exam.

Please note:  Applicants who have some form of affiliation with one of the above trustee colleges (such as Membership of the RCoA) 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.  Members 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 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 Membership application form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and accompanying Direct Debit instructions.

Please Note: The application form must be submitted electronically via