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Membership of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (MFFLM)

The MFFLM examination consists of two parts, 1 and 2.

The MFFLM examination is set at a similar standard to membership examinations of other Royal Colleges and Faculties, e.g. MRCP, MRCGP, MRCPsych.

FFLM Part 1 Examination

The next exam is on Friday 13 October. The application period opens around eight weeks before the exam date.

FFLM Part 2 Examination

In 2018 the written exams (SAQs) for MFFLM GFM and SOM will take place on Friday 09 March 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians.

The Part 2 OSCE exams (MFFLM GFM and/or SOM and LFFLM GFM or SOM) will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018 at St George’s, University of London.

MLA dates will be confirmed in September 2017.

Please see more information on the right-hand side of this page, under More Information. It is essential that candidates read the Regulations before applying for the exam.

NB: FFLM has agreed to recommend that all practising forensic physicians should be trained to Immediate Life Support standard rather than Basic Life Support as previously and a current certificate of the former will be required by candidates undertaking Part 2 of MFFLM (GFM and SOM).


The FFLM, in conjunction with the University of Ulster, has developed an E-Learning course to prepare candidates for the MFFLM Examination. Click here to find out more.