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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 application period will be from Friday 04 June to Friday 02 July 2021. The exams will be online on Friday 08 October 2021.

For fee and diary information please click herePlease contact our Exams Manager, Mr Jay C Costa, at jay.costa@fflm.ac.uk, for further information.

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 majority of the OSCE (GFM & SOM, both for MFFLM and LFFLM candidates) stations, ten of them, will be done online on Saturday 13 March 2021. Note that the remaining four stations per exam will be done face-to-face on Saturday 12 June 2021 at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London. The application period starts today and ends on Friday 04 December 2020. Please visit the main exams page to apply and pay for your fee: www.fflm.ac.uk/exams.

In a nutshell:

Once the candidate has achieved the required standard in both parts of the exam, they can apply to become a Member of the FFLM.

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

Kindly note the reading list is to assist in developing knowledge about relevant topics and is not the syllabus for the examination. The syllabus can be found in the Regulations document.

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.

For more useful publications and materials please visit our Resources page.