Fees and Diary
Part 1 MFFLM, Part 1 LFFLM (GFM or SOM) and DLM Examinations: £420.00.
DipFHID Examination: £787.50.
MFFLM Part 2 Examinations (GFM, MLA or SOM): £1,365.00.
MFFLM Part 2 Examinations (GFM and SOM): £2,730.00.
MFFLM Part 2 SAQ Examination only: £682.50.†
MFFLM Part 2 OSCE/OSPE Examination only: £682.50.†
Part 2 LFFLM (GFM or SOM) Examination: £630.00*.
LFFLM (GFM or SOM) Portfolio: £84.00. Resubmissions are free of charge.
LFFLM (GFM or SOM) COVE: free of charge.
* The first 60 first-time entrants to the Part 2 LFFLM (SOM) exam, from the time of inception of the DFCASA, will continue to be supported with a grant of £300.00, so that the cost to them is only £330.00. Please note that this is for the first attempt only.
† From March 2016 (including the candidates who sat their Part 2 Examination in that session) it will be possible for MFFLM Part 2 candidates to keep their successful result (either SAQ or OSCE/OSPE), as long as their Part 1 result is still valid. First time Part 2 applicants must apply for both components.
Part 1 and Diploma Examinations are held once a year, in October. They all normally take place from 10:00 to 13:00 (DipFHID has an extra afternoon session, from 14:00 to 15:40) in the Royal College of Physicians.
Part 2 Examinations are held in mid-March. The SAQs normally take place from 10:30 to 13:00 or from 14:00 to 16:30, in case any candidate is sitting both GFM and SOM papers. For the OSCEs and OSPEs candidates are expected to be available either all morning or all afternoon (it depends on the number of applicants).
The application period opens around eight weeks before the exam date (s).
Results are normally published four weeks after the exam date (s), apart from the DipFHID ones, which are normally published six weeks after the exam date.