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DOccMed

Investing in Occupational Health is fundamental if we want to improve the health of the UK population.  The majority of adults spend a significant amount of time in work and this presents an opportunity to influence people’s health for the better.

The Diploma in Occupational Medicine is designed for medical practitioners who are working part-time in occupational medicine or who have an interest in occupational medicine.  It is most frequently taken by general practitioners who often add to their practice portfolio by providing occupational health services to local companies.

General practitioners (GPs) are normally an employee’s first port of call when they are unable to go to work because of illness or when they think they may have a work-related illness.

Recognising the important part that GPs can play in helping people to stay in work or get back to work, FOM is keen to support GPs by offering qualifications, guidance and education.

Information about the format of the examination can be found in the DOccMed Regulations [1].

Examination fees [2]

Approved course centres

Candidates are required to attend a FOM approved DOccMed training course before applying for the examination.  Please contact the training centres directly using the information in the table below.

Location Contact Telephone Email
University of Birmingham [3] CPD Team 0121 414 8606 med-cpdbookings@contacts.bham.ac.uk [4]
University of Kent [5] Lorraine Crawley 01227 868707 lorrainecrawley@nhs.net [6]
University of Manchester [7] Colin Timperley 0161 275 5521 PGT-COEH@manchester.ac.uk [8]
Royal Society for Public Health, London [9] Joely Campbell 020 7265 7314 JCampbell@rsph.org.uk [10]

 


2018 dates for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine are:

Monday, 12th November 2018 (MCQ Examination – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Tuesday, 13th November 2018 (Oral/Viva – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Wednesday, 14th November (Oral/Viva – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Applications for this exam will be opened Tuesday, July 10th 2018 and close on Monday, 24th September 2018 at 17:00.


2019 dates for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine are:

Monday, 13th May 2019 (MCQ Examination – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Tuesday, 14th May 2019 (Oral/Viva – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Wednesday, 15th May 2019 (Oral/Viva – FOM, 2 Lovibond Lane, London, SE10 9FY)

Please note that applications for this sitting are not yet open.


If you would like to enter into this examination, please log in to the members’ area [11] and follow the ‘Exams’ link.   If you are applying for the Portfolio Examination please ensure you are using the current template.  Please note that if an examination is not available on the list it means that applications are not open at this time.