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The MFPHMI Part II exam consists of an oral assessment of two Public Health Reports completed by you.
There is a limit of three attempts for MFPHMI Part II.
A Public Health Report that is passed on one attempt may be 'banked' for future sittings.
Candidates entering the MFPHMI Part II exam for the first time from April 2020 will be subject to new requirements.
There will also be a change to the format of the General Oral examination. This will be replaced by an Oral Examination of Professional Competence (OEPC)
More information about the new Part II and Part III examinations will be made available in the Regulations document, available below.
This new examination format only applies to candidates presenting for the Part II examination for the first time in July 2020 (originally April 2020, postponed due to COVID19). If you entered the Part II exam before April 2020 you will be required to meet the current/old exam requirements (Three public health reports and a General Oral exam)
Please note that there will be some changes regarding Part II and Part III dates. Keep an eye on our website or reach out to the Examination Coordinator, see bottom of the page.
Your Public Health Reports must show that you have developed and applied a range of competencies from those outlined in the curriculum for Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine, available below.
You must demonstrate that you can critically study an epidemiological or public health question, carry out in-depth investigations of the issues and propose appropriate solutions.
To find out more about the assessment of Public Health Reports, see our Guidance Document, Grading Criteria and Assessment Form, available at the end of this page.
There is an online application process for this exam. When you apply, you will be required to submit:
If you are exempt from MFPHMI Part I you must also submit:
Separately, you must also submit:
Your documents can be attested by:
Official translations will only be accepted if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by the issuing University or Medical School, an Irish or British Consulate, or your Embassy or High Commissioner.
The fee to sit the MFPHMI Part II exam is €450. Candidates may choose to split the exam over two sittings, submitting one Public Health Report each time; the fee for each sitting is €225. 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.
If you require a visa to take 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.
Your Part II Public Health Reports must show you have developed and applied competencies outlined in the curriculum for Higher Specialist Training
You need to provide one testimonial form per Public Health Report, signed by a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland or UK
Please notice the following:
NOTE: The candidates who have submitted 2 PHRs and were successful in the Part II MFPHMI exam held in July and November 2020 sittings are eligible to apply for the GO. These candidates will be directly contacted by an exams coordinator by 27 November 2020, and emailed an application link including further details regarding this exam.
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.
Contact Marianna for queries related to Public Health exams and our MRCPI General Medicine Part II Written exam.