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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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2022 dates for the Part 2 MFOM are:

Monday, 17th January 2022 (Written)

Tuesday, 22nd February 2022 (OSPE)

Registration for the January/February exams will open at 9.00am on Tuesday 5th October  2021 and close at 5.00pm on Monday 29th November 2021. Please note that there are limited spaces for these exams and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Only complete applications will be booked successfully.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing need to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, changes may need to be made as to how the 2022 exams are organised.

The website will be updated as soon as possible with details regarding how these examinations will be held.  As soon as a decision has been made as to whether they will be taking place online, further information will be published here


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.