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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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2022 dates for the AFOM are:

Monday, 12th September 2022 (Written – MCQ and Photo Hygiene Papers) – online through our partners TestReach

Tuesday 13th September 2022 (Written – MEQ paper) – online through our partners TestReach

Tuesday, 18th October 2022 (OSPE) – TBC

Registration for the September / October 2022 exams will open at 9am on Monday June 20th and close at 5pm on Monday August 1st 2022.


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.