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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)

Applications for the September/October 2020 exams will open on Monday 8th June 2020 at 09:00 and will close on Monday 3rd August 2020 at 17:00. Please note that 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing need to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, there are likely to be changes in the way that examinations are organised. Candidates will be notified of these changes prior to the examinations being held.


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.