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Licentiate of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine – General Forensic Medicine (LFFLM – GFM)


The LFFLM (GFM) examination consists of two parts, 1 and 2.


LFFLM (GFM) Part 1 Examination

The next exam is on Friday 13 October. The application period opens around eight weeks before the exam date.


LFFLM (GFM) Part 2 Examination

The next Part 2 OSCE exams will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018 at St George’s, University of London.


The Licentiate was instituted by the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine on 01 May 2014. Its purpose is to set national quality standards for the professional care that medical and health professionals provide in the field of general forensic medicine.

The Examination for the Licentiate is divided into two parts: Part 1 is a theoretical examination in matters related to branches of medico-legal and clinical practice. Part 2 is a clinical competency assessment.

The Examinations are open to registered medical practitioners and registered health care professionals who have achieved a basic level of experience in the field of general forensic medicine. Both parts must be completed for a person to hold one of the diplomas and use the postnominal. Successful completion of both parts entitles a candidate to apply for Licentiate of the Faculty of Forensic &Legal Medicine and use of the postnominal LFFLM.


COVE and Case Portfolio

Please send your complete COVE and/or your Case Portfolio to forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk . COVE applications are free of charge. Portfolio ones attract an £80 fee. Resubmissions are free of charge.

To pay for your Portfolio fee please click here.

For a list of current accredited Educational Supervisors please contact us at forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk .


Please see further information on the right-hand side of this page, under More Information. It is essential that candidates read the Regulations before applying for the exam.