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Associateship (via the Part 2 MFOM examination)

The Part 2 MFOM examination is open to candidates who are not in approved training posts, as a route to becoming an Associate (AFOM) of the Faculty.  Associateship is a mid-level qualification aimed at doctors looking to enhance their training and competencies in occupational medicine, but who are not able to fill an approved training post.

Entry into the Part 2 MFOM examination via this route is subject to specific eligibility criteria.

Candidates must:

  • have attained the Diploma in Occupational Medicine (DOccMed)
  • have at least one year’s full-time (or equivalent) experience in occupational medicine
  • have at least two year’s full-time (or equivalent) in other specialties
  • provide a signed statement of support from a current Member or Fellow of the Faculty

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2019 dates for the Part 2 MFOM are:

Monday, 3 June 2019 (Written – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 (OSPE – Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU)

Applications for this exam will be opened Tuesday, 19 February 2019 and close on Tuesday, 23 April at 17:00.

2020 dates for the Part 2 MFOM are:

Monday, 13 January 2020 (Written – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 (OSPE – Location TBC)

Applications for this exam will be opened Tuesday, 8 October 2019 and close on Monday, 2 December at 17:00.

Please note the part 2 MFOM exam is also held in September/October 2020 (details TBC).


If you would like to enter into this examination, please log in to the members’ area and follow the ‘Exams’ link. Ensure the application is complete and apply early during the booking period. If places fill-up still apply online as we do our best to meet demand. A ‘waiting list’ allocates places in order of application. Please note that if an examination is not available on the list it means that applications are not open at this time.