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The Latest FOAMed resources and guidelines to help you pass the FFICM exam 

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Management of perceived devastating brain injury consensus statement 2018 from bodies including the ICS

Essential reading when revising management of brain injury 


April 4, 2018

10 facts that may help you get through an examination question that focusses on severe skin or respiratory infections presenting to ITU.

VPL may come up or for the brave you can bring it up. It would certainly be appropriate to mention VPL if MR...

March 21, 2018

​To Guide your revision its well worth having a brief look at the FFICM curriculum. 

If the topic you are revising is not on the curriculum then you are wasting your time as you cannot be asked about it in the exam.  The opposite is also true- if its on the curricu...

March 8, 2018

Past exam topics and example questions for the FFICM

February 22, 2018

If you are doing the FFICM exam soon come and visit 

There is an FFICM exam guide and a resources section with more added soon. Let us know what we should add to make the site more useful for you....

February 17, 2018

1. Pick a good time to do the exam

Be that just after completing the final FRCA, MRCP (UK) or MCEM (Full) or when life’s commitments will allow you to commit.

2. Set aside up to 6 months of your life to lay waste to.

The reality was it was 3 months toying with the idea o...

February 17, 2018

​If your one of the chosen few who has the pleasure of training in ICM (tongue firmly in cheek), or just a glutton for punishment who is eligible to apply then the FFICM is on your must do list.

With the knowledge that completion is mandatory then I would say the best a...

February 17, 2018

​This is a structured viva with four stations each containing two questions giving a total of 8 viva questions.

Each question lasts 7 mins, with 14 mins in each station with a total duration allowing for moving between stations of 1 hour and 15 mins. There will be two e...

February 17, 2018

​This contains up to 13 stations including an unspecified test station that doesn't count toward the overall mark. It is based at the RCOA in London and lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 mins.  

This is a traditional OSCE with a bell sounding as you rotate through the d...

February 17, 2018

​Currently includes 30 single best answers (SBAs) and 60 Multiple True/False questions, it lasts 3 hours and cost £470 (depending when your reading this this may have changed).

You have a maximum of six attempts to pass and a pass lasts 3 years. The tricky part about SB...

February 17, 2018

​If you are embarking upon the FFICM then you are most likely an ICM trainee. Although there is wider eligibility for consultant who do some ICM , for those who have done the equivalent of intermediate training or MTI trainees. For full eligibility for the latter categ...

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Countdown until the next sitting of the Final FFICM OSCE/SOE 26th-27th March 2019