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About the DipUMC Exam


The Study Guide has been developed to assist candidates with their preparation for the DipUMC exam.


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“I wanted to know what the standard of a Level 7 practitioner was and in leading an urgent care service where there is much greater emphasis on professionals from different backgrounds I wanted to know the expected standard.”

“I came away with the belief that the Diploma was set at a high but appropriate standard. It also gave me credibility in sitting an exam when there were other senior doctors who were anxious for fear of failure.”

“The diploma is relevant to anyone working in unscheduled primary care settling be that in or OOH.”

“I valued the time I spent reviewing the up to date management of acute presentations but for me specifically this was for paediatrics and injuries.”

“The diploma promotes leadership which is excellent. I believe that there will be some clinicians who sit this exam who are inspired to implement change and take on senior clinical and managerial roles as a result of sitting this exam. This is something that is desperately needed in urgent care.”



Upcoming Exam Details


  • Exam Dates: Tuesday 21st- Wednesday 22nd September 2021
  • Closing Date: 31st May 2021
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • For Exam page click here



Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.