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Fellowship in Immediate Medical Care

New Regulations for the FIMC and for Faculty Accreditation have now been released.

The Fellowship in Immediate Medical Care (FIMC) is the highest level of formal qualification available for pre-hospital practitioners. It has been extensively re-designed to meet the needs of the new medical sub-specialty of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and the wider range of established and experienced pre-hospital practitioners.

There are two parallel sets of FIMC eligibility requirements: one for trainees completing approved sub-specialty training programmes in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) and one for doctors, nurses and paramedics who have undertaken alternative forms of pre-hospital care training. Detailed regulations are on the RCSEd website.

View some past FIMC questions here.

View exam videos and podcast resources here

View Sandpiper bag guidance document here.

News Update:

In July 2016 College Council approved Multi Professional Access to the FIMC!

All of the Faculty Examinations are administered by RCSEd's Exams Team - regulations are available from the College website at the links below. Exam enquiries can be directed to the Exam's Team at:

Future Exams diets

  January July
2024 24th-26th January 3rd-5th July
2025 22nd-24th January 2nd-4th July
2026 28th-30th January 1st-3rd July
2027 27th-29th January 30th June-2nd July
2028 26th-28th January 28th-30th June

Use of Post-nominals

Please Note: only Members and Fellows who are in good standing can use Post-nominals from Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Exams. 

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.