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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.

Upon application, 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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2023 dates for the AFOM are:

Monday, 12th June 2023 (Written – MCQ and Photo Hygiene Papers) – online through our partners TestReach

Tuesday 13th June 2023 (Written – MEQ paper) – online through our partners TestReach

Thursday 20th July 2023 (OSPE) – Sheffield

Registration for the summer 2023 exams will open at 9.00am on Monday March 27th 2023 and close at 5.00pm on Tuesday May 2nd 2023. There are limited spaces for these exams and therefore will booked on a first come first serve basis. 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.