The Licentiateship of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine in Sexual Offence Medicine

The LFFLM (SOM) is a 3 module exam. It consists of:

  • a Part 1 written exam, which has 150 Single Best Answer questions and is online;
  • a Part 2 short-answer-question (SAQ) written exam, with 8 questions, also online;
  • Part 2 OSCEs (Observed Structured Clinical Examinations). 10 stations will be online and 4 stations will be face to face at a venue, usually in London.

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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.

Note that in the Part 2 exam candidates have three options: the generic exam (14 stations), one specifically for those who’d like to do the adult-only stations, the LFFLM (SOM) (a), and one specifically for those who’d like to do the child-only stations, the LFFLM (SOM) (c). The (a) and (c) options only have 11 stations.

Further information about each of the modules can be found below, under Regulations, Guidelines and Syllabus.

All  components must be done in 4 years, while the Part 1 pass result is still valid, otherwise that module will need to be re-taken.

Success in it allows the candidate to apply to become a Licentiate of our Faculty and to use of the postnominal LFFLM (SOM).

Essential reading

Please study the material below to know more about your exam and to prepare for it.

LFFLM (SOM) Revision Materials