The Licentiateship of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine in General Forensic Medicine
The LFFLM (GFM) is a four-module exam. It consists of:
- a Part 1 written exam, which has 150 questions and is online;
- a COVE (compendium of validated evidence);
- a Portfolio;
- and a Part 2 clinical exam (14 stations); most stations are online.
For information on fees please visit this page.
If you cannot convert the PDF version of the Regulations to a Word one, you may like to use this Word version instead, where you can find the COVE and Portfolio templates.
Further information about each of the modules can be found below, under Regulations, guidelines and syllabus.
All four components must be done in four years, while the Part 1 pass result is still valid, otherwise, that module will need to be done again and the whole process needs to start.
Success in it allows the candidate to apply to become a Licentiate of our Faculty and to use the postnominal LFFLM (GFM).
Please study the material below to know more about your exam and to prepare for it.
When and where is the LFFLM (GFM) offered?
The Part 1 written exam is normally offered once a year, online, in early October (candidates can do it from home).
The Part 2 one is normally offered once a year, in mid-March. Some OSCE stations may be in Central London and some online (candidates can do them from home).
For exact dates please see the main Exams page.
Regulations, guidelines and syllabus
Please read these documents just before you apply for the LFFLM (GFM).
Who should do the LFFLM (GFM)?
The LFFLM (GFM) is for nurses, doctors and paramedics. For more information please read our regulations and guidelines.
Do you need help?
Should you have any queries about any of our exams please email our Examinations Manager, Mr Jay C Costa, at email@example.com.
Should you be having difficulties to do your COVE and/or Portfolio, due to the current pandemic, please get in touch.
Important notes about written projects
It is the responsibility of the Educational Supervisor to determine that the Clinical Validator is of sufficient experience to act as such. The responsibilities of the Educational Supervisor are explained in the document Role of the Educational Supervisor.
It is possible for the Educational Supervisor to be the Clinical Validator as well in certain circumstances (for more information please read the current regulations).
Please read about the role of the Clinical Validator before you start your written projects.
LFFLM (GFM) news
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