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The MFOM written exam consists of one paper containing 100 multiple choice questions (3 hours).
If you have not already passed the LFOM you must apply to sit the LFOM Written exam.
Please note that the order of the Portfolio and Written components has been reversed, starting in 2021. Candidates must now pass the MFOM Written exam before they are eligible to sit the MFOM Portfolio.
Also note that the MFOM Written exam is being held online, via remote invigilation. Click here for more information about remote invigilation.
This paper tests your knowledge of occupational medicine and will cover topics listed in the exam syllabus.
As well as clinical aspects of occupational medicine, the paper will also include questions on clinical medicine and disease management.
The multiple choice questions are usually 'best of five' style.
There is an online application process for this exam. When you apply you will need to upload
If you have already applied for an MFOM exam, you do not need to resubmit these documents.
Your medical degree can be attested by:
Official translations will only be accepted if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by:
The fee to sit this exam is €580 in Ireland, or €660 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.
Don't forget, if you're in Ireland you can claim a refund under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme.
This exam is held once a year.
The MFOM exam is now held online, via remote invigilation. Candidates may sit the exam anywhere in the world, provided they have a reliable internet connection. Click here for more details: https://www.rcpi.ie/examinations/remote-invigilation/
Applications for the January 2021 exam have now closed.
Before you apply, please read our Cancellation policy
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.