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Why choose MFOM?

Your doorway to a professional network

Prove your advanced knowledge of Occupational Medicine

If you've chosen Occupational Medicine as a career path you need expert knowledge of a wide range of issues relating to employee health and wellbeing.

The qualification of MFOM shows potential employers that you have advanced knowledge of Occupational Medicine - You can get to the bottom of complex cases, give decisive medical advice and explain this medical advice to both the employee and the employer.

An internationally recognised qualification in Occupational Medicine

Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MFOM) is an internationally recognised benchmark of excellence, valued by healthcare employers worldwide.

MFOM is achieved through examination and is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland as a leading knowledge-based assessment for Occupational Medicine in Ireland.

MFOM is an essential component of Higher Specialist Training in Occupational Medicine, which is the final stage of training before independent practice.

When you are conferred as a Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, it marks a major milestone on the path to becoming a specialist.

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has over 100 Members and close to 180 Fellows, representing a vibrant network of doctors in your specialty. The Faculty holds three national Occupational Medicine conferences each year and co-hosted the 2018 International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH) in Dublin.

Occupational Medicine

Quality assured against international standards

It takes dedication and a high degree of specialist knowledge to reach the standard required to achieve MFOM. There's a lot at stake and you need to have faith in the delivery and grading of your exams.

We go to great lengths to ensure our exams are fairly and consistently marked. Each question is carefully reviewed and assessed for difficulty. Our examiners are experienced clinicians who have met strict eligibility criteria.

We are committed to continuously reviewing the format and delivery of our exams to ensure they are aligned with international best practice.

Three international exam centres

It's now easier than ever to find an MFOM exam centre close to you.

We conduct MFOM Portfolio, Written and OSPE exams in three locations:

  • UAE
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Joining the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

The Faculty is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in Occupational Medicine.

Established in 1976, we are one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. We have close to 500 Members, who are experienced Consultant Occupational Physicians and leading experts in their field.

Our Faculty is a leadership voice that influences healthcare for the greater good. As an independent organisation representing doctors in Occupational Medicine, we are a united, powerful voice that can influence national health policies to ensure they are in the best interests of people’s health.

Collegiate Members enjoy a range of exclusive Membership benefits, such as free online journals from the BMJ and the New England Journal of Medicine, and an affinity scheme, offering discounts on medical equipment, hotels, insurance, travel and lots more.

Read more about the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Dr Lynda Sisson, Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

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 MRCPI conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions.

Examinations Department

Our Examinations Department is happy to talk to you about applying to any of our postgraduate examinations. Please note, at present the fastest way to contact this department is via email.