The MFOM written exam consists of one paper containing 100 multiple choice questions (3 hours).
If you have not already passed the LFOM you must apply to sit the LFOM Written exam.
Please note that the order of the Portfolio and Written components has been reversed, starting in 2021. Candidates must now pass the MFOM Written exam before they are eligible to sit the MFOM Portfolio.
Also note that the MFOM Written exam is being held online, via remote invigilation. Click here for more information about remote invigilation.
This paper tests your knowledge of occupational medicine and will cover topics listed in the exam syllabus.
As well as clinical aspects of occupational medicine, the paper will also include questions on clinical medicine and disease management.
The multiple choice questions are usually 'best of five' style.
There is an online application process for this exam. When you apply you will need to upload
If you have already applied for an MFOM exam, you do not need to resubmit these documents.
Your medical degree can be attested by:
Official translations will only be accepted if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by:
The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.
Don't forget, if you're in Ireland you can claim a refund under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme.
This calendar includes exam dates for Occupational Medicine Membership & Licentiateship for 2023.
Please click the button below to visit the RCPI Examinations Calendar for 2023. This includes examination dates, application opening and closing dates and examination fees.
This exam is held once a year.
The MFOM exam is now held online, via remote invigilation. Candidates may sit the exam anywhere in the world, provided they have a reliable internet connection. Click here for more details: https://www.rcpi.ie/examinations/remote-invigilation/
The next exam will be held on 25th January 2023. The applications will open on 21st September 2022 at 10am Irish time and close on 9th November 2022 at 5pm Irish time, the application link will appear below.
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