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List of Useful Acronyms & Abbreviations


Below is a list of useful acronyms and abbreviations we often use. Please contact us if you would like to suggest more at forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk.

AC – Academic Committee;

AD – Academic Dean;

ASET – Advanced Standards for Education and Training in Forensic Practice;

CEC – Chief Examiner’s Committee;

GFM – General Forensic Medicine;

GMC – General Medical Council;

DLA – Dento-Legal Advisors;

DLM – Dento-Legal Medicine;

DLM – Diploma of Legal Medicine;

DNA – Did not attend (an exam);

FGM – Female genital mutilation;

FFLM – Faculty 0f Forensic & Legal Medicine;

HCPC – Health & Care Professions Council;

IELTS – International English Language Testing System;

ILS – Immediate Life Support certificate;

LFFLM (GFM) – Licentiate of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (General Forensic Medicine);

LFFLM (SOM) – Licentiate of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (Sexual Offence Medicine);

MCQ – Multiple-choice question;

MFC – Membership and Fellowship Committee;

MFFLM – Membership of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine;

MLA – Medico-Legal Advisors;

MLM – Medico-Legal Medicine;

NMC – Nursing & Midwifery Council;

OSCE – Objective Structured Clinical Examination;

OSPE – Objective Structured Practical Examination;

PLAB – Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board;

RCP – The Royal College of Physicians;

RCPath – The Royal College of Pathologists;

SAQ – Short-answer questions;

SARC – Sexual assault referral centre;

SOM – Sexual Offence Medicine;

UKAFN – UK Association of Forensic Nurses & Paramedics;

WD – Withdrawn (from an exam).