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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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2020 dates for the Part 2 MFOM are:

Monday, 14 September 2020 (Written)

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 (OSPE)

The application period for the September/October 2020 exams is now closed. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing need to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, changes will need to be made to the way that examinations are organised.

Social distancing measures in line with government guidelines will be in place for the written components of the examination.  Please click here for our current policy.

The FOM has submitted an application to the GMC for the OSPE to be conducted via remote video-conferencing.

Further information relating to this will be communicated via email to all candidates as soon as the application has been approved.

Please note that each candidate will be provided with written guidance and have the opportunity to test any equipment / IT requirements with a member of the examinations team ahead of the examination day.


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.