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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.

For information on fees etc please visit this page of our websitehttps://fflm.ac.uk/exams/fees-and-diary/.

MFFLM Part 1 Examination

The next exam is on Friday 11 October 2019, at the Royal College of Physicians.

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 written exams (SAQs) for MFFLM GFM, MLA and SOM will take place on Friday 08 March 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians.

The Part 2 OSPE (MLA) exams will be on Thursday 07 March 2019, at St George’s, University of London. The Part 2 OSCE exams will take place on Saturday 09 March 2019, also at St George’s, University of London.

Please note that an additional module, 7 The Medical Witness, has been added to the Part 2 MFFLM (GFM) examination syllabus.

For further information please visit this page of our website. You can find the Regulations document on that page as well as here (please see pages 42 and 43).

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.

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.

The application form and the payment links always appear on the Exams page when the application period is open.

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.