Training & Examinations

New guidance on number of attempts at FFICM examinations (applicable from August 2020)

In accordance with General Medical Council guidelines on managing examinations during the pandemic, any candidate’s first sitting of an examination in a new online format (online written with remote proctoring or online face-to-face clinical) will not have that attempt counted towards the overall total six attempts if they do not receive a pass.

This temporary change applies to all FFICM examinations between August 2020 and 31 July 2021.


  • if a candidate fails the first attempt of an online proctored MCQ exam, the attempt will not be counted. Subsequent sittings of the same exam will then count towards the total overall number of attempts.
  • if a candidate sits the online face-to-face Final OSCE and SOE and fails one component, the passed component will be held and the failed component will not count as an attempt. Any subsequent resit will count as an attempt.

January 2021 FFICM MCQ Exam

The next FFICM Final MCQ examination is on 12 January 2021.

Bookings are now open.  Please click here.

October 2020 FFICM VIVA Exams

 Information for Candidates 

 Remote Examination FAQs

 Regulations specific for the remote exam

 Virtual Oral exam candidate guidance

FFICM Final OSCE example video

Powerpoint on Example Artefacts

Accompanying word document for the Example Artefacts

On 3rd of August 2020, Dr Victoria Robson (Chair of Examiners) took part in a free webinar to discuss planned changes to the FFICM examinations due to COVID-19.

To watch the webinar please click here



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 statment have been deferred until January 2021 but will apply from that date onward. 

13 July 2020 - Joint statement from FICM and the JRCPTB published on the future of ICM/Physician dual training

28 May 2020 - ICM TRAINING UPDATE including information on ICM ARCPs for 2020

To support the management of ARCPs for 2020, we have developed COVID-19 specific national guidance and an ARCP Decision Aid for panels during this period.

These guidance documents, along with other important updates regarding ICM Training, can be accessed here

These sections cover all you need to know about the training structure for ICM.  Navigate through the menu to the left or the links below to find information on curricula and assessments and resources that underpin and support training.

Find out more about affiliate training and seeking formal CCT equivalence (CESR).