The FFLM currently offers four exams
Please click on each, below, in the grey boxes, for further information. Our candidates are paramedics, doctors, nurses, lawyers, dentists, among other healthcare professionals.
For information on fees, diary and our cancelations policy please click here. Exact exam dates, if available, can be found below, in the grey boxes.
All written-exams (DLM, Part 1 exams and Part 2 SAQ exams) are online. Candidates must read the available information on the TestReach’s website. Part 2 OSCE and OSPE candidates must familiarise themselves with Microsoft Teams as the OSPEs and the majority of OSCEs are also done online.
Results are normally published within four weeks from the date(s) of the exam(s).
Note that membership is not automatic following success in our exams. Successful candidates need to apply for membership (Membership, Licentiateship, Affiliateship or Associateship) separately. Any queries about membership should be sent to Ms Charlene Campbell, at email@example.com.
If you have questions on any of our courses, training and/or events please contact Mrs Tessa Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you have any queries about our exams, after studying the relevant webpages, please email our Examinations Manager, Mr Jay C Costa, at email@example.com.
October 2023 Part 1 and DLM Exams
The next application period will be in June. Results will be available here in October/November 2023.
Part 2 Exams – March and June 2023
All March & June 2023 OSCE results will be available here in July/August. The OSPE and SAQ results will be published in April/May.
Preparing for our exams
We offer distance-learning courses and webinars, including some specifically for future exam candidates.
Please note this training is not mandatory, although we highly recommend it, as there is a strong correlation between attending our courses and being successful in our exams.
Please spread the word and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to increase their chances of success.
What is it like to sit our exams?
Read recent candidates' experiences, get tips on preparing, attempt some sample questions and see the FFLM resources available.
Part 1 and DLM dates
In 2023 the application period will be from Friday 02 to Friday 30 June.
The 2023 exams will be online on Friday 06 October 2023.
ASET holders can apply for the Part 2 exam, should they be eligible to do so, straight after passing the Part 1 LFFLM (SOM or GFM) exam.
Part 2 dates
The application period for the 2024 exams will be from 01 to 29 November 2023.
The MLM OSPE: TBC.
SAQ exams: Friday TBC.
The first part of the OSCE exams, for GFM and SOM candidates, will be in March. Both TBC. Up to 10 stations for each subspecialty will be done then, online.
The second part of the OSCE exams will be on a date TBC. Up to four stations for each subspecialty will be done then, face to face, in St Thomas's Hospital.
Please remember that written projects, COVEs and Portfolios, can be sent by email at any time after the candidate has passed the Part 1 exam.
The Part 2 OSCE exam and the two written projects must be submitted before the Part 1 result expires (it is valid for four years).
All our written exams (Part 1, DLM and SAQs) as well as our OSPE - and most of our OSCEs, are now online (candidates can sit them at home), either via Microsoft Teams or TestReach.
We are delighted to announce that Scenesafe will provide a prize of £250 to the candidate with the top mark for the Part 1 MFFLM/DLM exam in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.
The 2021 winner is Dr Alison Young!
The 2022 winner's name is Heidi Mounsey. The 2023 winner's name will appear here in due course.
From November 2021 successful DLM candidates who obtained Distinction can apply to become an Associate or Affiliate of our Faculty and, once a member, may use the postnominal AFFLM (DLM) instead of just DLM. This applies to all successful Part 1 MFFLM candidates too, as they have in effect passed the DLM exam with Distinction (the same paper is used).