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The four FFLM examinations are: the DLM, the LFFLM (GFM), the LFFLM (SOM) and the MFFLM, our Membership examination.

Should you have any queries about our exams please email our Examinations Manager, Mr Jay C Costa, at jay.costa@fflm.ac.uk.


Part 2 Exams – March 2021

The application period for the March 2021 examinations ends on Friday 04 December. Please see FAQs below – as well as our free exam-related webinars, which will help you prepare for your exams.

The application form is here. Once you have applied, please pay for your exam fee using the links below:

Part 2 MFFLM (GFM);

Part 2 MFFLM (MLM);

Part 2 MFFLM (SOM);

Part 2 MFFLM (GFM & SOM together);

Part 2 MFFLM SAQ only (for those candidates who have already passed the OSCE component and whose Part 1 exam result is still valid);

Part 2 MFFLM OSCE only (for those candidates who have already passed the SAQ component and whose Part 1 exam result is still valid);

Part 2 LFFLM (GFM);

Part 2 LFFLM (SOM);

Part 2 LFFLM (SOM) for first-time applicants only.

All complete application forms and payments must have reached us by the deadline above or the candidate will not be entered for the March exams. Late applications will only be accepted if the delay is caused by exceptional circumstances.

When and Where?

The OSPEs (MLM) will take place online on Thursday 11 March 2021.

The short-answer-question papers (SAQs), for MLM, SOM and GFM, will take place online on Friday 12 March 2021.

The majority of the OSCE (GFM & SOM, for MFFLM candidates) stations, ten of them, will be done online* on Saturday 13 March 2021. Note that the remaining four stations per exam will be done face-to-face on Saturday 12 June 2021 at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London.

* Kindly note that LFFLM (SOM) (a) and (c) candidates may have a different number of stations online, as they do only 11 stations: e.g. eight face-to-face ones and three online.


Exams Notice Board

Exam-related webinars

The free webinar, on Thursday 11 June 2020, presented by our Chief Examiner, Dr Caroline Jones, was a complete success and nearly 70 people watched it live. It was entitled Stay Alert – Pass Exam. It’s now available to watch. Some of the questions that were asked during the presentation were put together in this FAQ documentThis has since been updated to include the Part 2 examinations

Prof Sarah Hull, Lead Examiner for the Diploma of Legal Medicine and Part 1 MFFLM exams presented a revision webinar on Thursday 10 September 2020, entitled ‘Hints And Tips For The October 2020 Examinations’. A brief overview of the syllabus was provided along with helpful hints for revision. For members (Affiliates, Associates, Fellows, Licentiates and Members) the webinar costs £20 and for Non-members it is £30. For more information and to book, please click here.

How to Pass the Part 2 MFFLM or LFFLM

Three recent candidates of the MFFLM and LFFLM shared their experiences of preparing for the Part 2 examinations on Wednesday 28 October 2020. This was a useful session for candidates preparing for the Part 2. The free webinar is available here.

There will be a free webinar on the Role of the Educational Supervisor on Thursday 11 February 2021 at 19:00. This will be presented by Dr Margaret Stark and Dr Christine Greenshaw. Please email forensic.forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk to register.

DLM news

As of April 2020, it is now possible for candidates to sit our Diploma of Legal Medicine (DLM) exam, online, even if you are based outside of the UK. Please contact our Exams Manager, Jay C Costa, for information: jay.costa@fflm.ac.uk.

Exam-related publications

The following documents were published on the Publications page of our website in May 2020:

Role of the Educational Supervisor;

Role of the Clinical Validator.

Information for LFFLM (GFM) and LFFLM (SOM) candidates

Candidates for LFFLM Part 2 examinations in March 2021: in view of the current COVID-19 restrictions, there may be difficulty in arranging observed clinical practice in order to complete the COVE, in time for the November 2020 application period.

The modules in the COVE which relate to history taking, the taking of consent for examination, examination technique and communication skills should be observed if possible to demonstrate to your clinical validator how you perform these tasks. If at all possible, please arrange for observed cases where space and personnel allow. Instead of cases in the last 6 months, we will accept observed cases within the last 12 months.

If it proves impossible to arrange for cases to be observed, case discussion with your clinical validator will be acceptable for this year; please include a note explaining why observation was not feasible.


New Regulations – 2020

Note that our regulations and guidelines have been updated. We ask all our future candidates to read these versions below even if they have read previous versions.

General Regulations – to be read by all candidates;

DLM

LFFLM (GFM)

LFFLM (SOM)

MFFLM


New Suggested Reading List (for all four exams)

Our new suggested reading list, for all four exams, can be found here.


DLM and Part 1 Exams – October 2021

The next application period will be from Friday 04 June to Friday 02 July 2021. The exams will be online on Friday 08 October 2021.

Should you have any queries about our exams please email our Examinations Manager, Mr Jay C Costa, at jay.costa@fflm.ac.uk.


Fees and Diary

Please click below for information on examination fees and on how often examinations are held. For specific dates, please visit the page of the examination you are applying for.

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External Courses and Exams

On this page you will find a list of external diplomas.

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Other courses and events can be found on the Events Page.


Examiners’ Area

If you are one of our examiners this is our dedicated webpage for you.


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