The examination for the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care (DIMC) is designed to test the knowledge, skills and behaviours of pre-hospital emergency care practitioners. The level of performance expected is that commensurate with level 5 on in the Skills for Health Career Framework (www.skillsforhealth.org.uk). Level 5 practitioners have a comprehensive, specialised, factual and theoretical knowledge within day-to-day pre-hospital emergency care, clinical practice and awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge.
There is a focus within this examination on timely recognition, diagnosis and management of conditions and situations in the pre-hospital environment rather than on the use of facilities for investigation and treatment that may be available predominantly within a hospital. This examination includes prehospital emergency care for all patient age groups from neonates to the very elderly.
All of the Faculty Examinations are administered by RCSEd's Exams Team - regulations are available from the College website. Exam enquiries can be directed to the Exam's Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please Note: The 2021 January Diet has been postponed and new provisions have been put in place. View the joint letter from IBTHPHEM and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh here
View DIMC exam sample questions here
View exam videos and podcast resources here.
View Sandpiper bag guidance document here.
|2020||1st-3rd July - postponed|
|2021||20th-22nd January - Postponed||28th June-2nd July|
|2022||19th-21st January||29th June-1st July|
|2023||25th-27th January||5th-7th July|
|2024||24th-26th January||3rd-5th July|
|2025||22nd-24th January||2nd-4th July|
Please Note: only Members and Fellows who are in good standing can use Post-nominals from Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Exams.
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