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MFOM Part 2 Examination

For both the 2017 Curriculum and 2022 OMST Curriculum, specialty training in occupational medicine requires trainees in approved training posts to pass two examinations.  The second of these is the MFOM Part 2 examination.

The MFOM Part 2 examination is also available to doctors who are not in approved training posts, as a route to Associateship of the Faculty, subject to meeting specific eligibility criteria.

Examination Format

The MFOM Part 2 examination is comprised of:

  1. A Single Best Answer (SBA) paper
  2. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Marking

The SBA and OSCE examination components are marked separately.

Candidates are required to pass both the SBA and OSCE in order to pass the MFOM Part 2 examination.

On a candidate’s first attempt at the MFOM Part 2 examination, the SBA and OSCE must both be taken in the same diet.

Banking

If a candidate passes the SBA paper, the candidate’s pass in the SBA will be banked and the candidate will not resit it.

If a candidate passes the OSCE, the candidate’s pass in the OSCE will be banked and the candidate will not resit it.

Passes in either the SBA or OSCE can be banked for up to six exam attempts.

Re-sits

If a candidate does not pass the SBA or the OSCE, on their first attempt, the candidate can apply to re-sit.

The number of re-sit attempts relates to the number of diets in which the candidate attempts the SBA and/or OSCE.

Fees

First attempt at the MFOM Part 2 examination: £1,240

SBA re-sit: £620

OSCE re-sit: £620

Please note that the information on this page is applicable to all MFOM Part 2 examination candidates, regardless of whether they are following the 2017 Curriculum or the 2022 OMST Curriculum.

If you have any queries about the above, please see our Part 2 MFOM FAQs page.

MFOM Part 2 SBA Blueprint

Recommended reading list

Examination fees

2024 dates for the MFOM Part 2 are: 

SBA

Thursday 26th September – online through our partners TestReach

Please click here for the protocol document relating to FOM exams taken through TestReach.

OSCE

Thursday 24th October – Sheffield

Registration for the September/October exams will open at 9am on Monday 24th June 2024 and close at 5pm on Monday 5th August 2024.

Only complete applications will be booked successfully.

 


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.