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Membership Types

Below is a list of FFLM membership types. Click on the Read More links for the application criteria for each membership type.

Associate

Association with the FFLM is open to those who are not working in the field but are able to demonstrate an interest in forensic or legal medicine.

Read more about Associate membership.

 

Nurse Affiliate

Nurse Affiliate Membership with the FFLM is open to those who:

  1. are qualified nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or equivalent abroad and are working or intending to work in forensic and legal nursing, either full-time or part-time
  2. are working in a field that the Board determines is allied to forensic and legal nursing. The individual should be registered with an appropriate regulatory body or studying in an allied field.

Read more about Nurse Affiliate membership.

 

Paramedic Affiliate

Paramedic Affiliate Membership with the FFLM is open to those who:

  1. are qualified paramedics registered with the Healthcare Professions Council or equivalent abroad and are working or intending to work in forensic and legal medicine, either full-time or part-time
  2. are working in a field that the Board determines is allied to forensic and legal medicine. The individual should be registered with an appropriate regulatory body or studying in an allied field.

Read more about Paramedic Affiliate membership.

 

Student Affiliate

Student Affiliate Membership with the FFLM is open to those who:

  1. are full-time students enrolled at an accredited university
  2. are studying in a field and at an educational institution that the Board determines are appropriate for the purpose of Student Affiliate Membership.

Read more about Student Affiliate membership.

 

Affiliate

Affiliation with the FFLM is open to those who:

  1. are medically qualified and are working in forensic and legal medicine, either full-time or part-time
  2. are working in a field that the Board determines is allied to forensic and legal medicine. The individual need not be medically qualified but should be registered with an appropriate regulatory body or studying in an allied field.

Read more about Affiliate membership.

 

Licentiate

Those who successfully complete the LFFLM (SOM) or the LFFLM (GFM) examination, and are in good standing with their regulatory body, will be eligible to apply for Licentiateship.

 

Membership by Examination

Standing Order 2.2.1 allows the Board to elect Members by Examination. For more details on the MFFLM examination please visit the examinations page.

NB In accordance with Standing Order 2.2.3, applications for Foundation Membership for Forensic Physicians, Sexual Offence Examiners and Medico-legal Advisers closed on Tuesday, 13th October 2009.

 

Membership by Equivalent Qualification

In July 2011, the Standing Orders were amended to allow Medical Coroners, Forensic Pathologists and Forensic Psychiatrists to be elected to Membership under a new equivalent qualification clause.  In January 2017, the Standing Orders were amended to allow Medical Reviewers in Scotland to be elected to Membership under a new equivalent qualification clause.

Read more about Membership by Equivalent Qualification.

 

Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship

Read more about Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship.