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Membership of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (MFFLM)

The MFFLM examination consists of two parts, 1 and 2.

The MFFLM examination is set at a similar standard to membership examinations of other Royal Colleges and Faculties, e.g. MRCP, MRCGP, MRCPsych.

MFFLM Part 1 Examination

The next exam is on Friday 13 October. The application period is now closed. For fee and diary information please click here.

Please note that success in the Part 1 MFFLM exam makes candidates eligible to have the postnominal DLM after their names. For more information about the DLM exam, please visit this page: https://www.fflm.ac.uk/exams/dlm/.

MFFLM Part 2 Examination

The Part 2 OSPE exams (MLA) will take place on Thursday 08 March 2018 at St George’s, University of London.

The written exams (SAQs) for MFFLM GFM, MLA and SOM will take place on Friday 09 March 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians.

The Part 2 OSCE exams (MFFLM GFM and/or SOM and LFFLM GFM or SOM) will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018 at St George’s, University of London.

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.

NB: FFLM has agreed to recommend that all practising forensic physicians should be trained to Immediate Life Support standard rather than Basic Life Support as previously and a current certificate of the former will be required by candidates undertaking Part 2 of MFFLM (GFM and SOM).


The FFLM has developed online learning resources to help professionals further their training in forensic and legal medicine as well as to help prepare candidates for FFLM examinations. Click here to find out more.