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LFOM Written

About LFOM Written

The LFOM Written exam is held once a year and consists of one paper with 100 Single Best Answer questions.

You have three hours to complete the exam.

Entry requirements

You must

  • hold a medical qualification from a medical school recognised by the World Health Organisation
  • be registered to practice medicine by the relevant body in your home country. You will need to provide evidence of this during the application process
  • have completed Basic Specialist Training or two year's full-time equivalent experience

What to include with your application

If you previously completed an application for the LFOM Portfolio exam you do not need to upload any documents when you apply for this exam.

Application fee

The fee to sit this exam is €570 in Ireland, or €1,300 if you are taking the exam outside Ireland. The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.

If you require a visa

If you require a visa to sit an exam, it is your responsibility to ensure the visa application is made in sufficient time before the examination date. We have no role in granting or refusing visas. A refund will not be given if you are unable to attend the examination as a result of a visa-related problem.

LFOM Exam Syllabus

When you're preparing your study plan, make sure to refer to the syllabus for this exam

LFOM Exam Regulations

Please read our exam regulations before you apply

LFOM/MFOM calendar

See dates for LFOM and MFOM exams, including deadlines for completing an online application

Applying for this exam

The LFOM Written exam is held once a year.

In 2020, the exam will be held on 25 March in Ireland, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia.

Application have now closed for this exam.

Cancellation policy

Before you apply, please read our Cancellation policy

Contact us

We have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions.

Iain Martel

Team Lead, Examinations

Tel: 01 863 9723