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Intensive Care Medicine

The Fellowship examination of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland (FJFICMI) composes of two parts: a written examination and clinical/SOE examinations, both of which cover the theory and practical aspects of modern intensive care medicine. The examination is based on the syllabus as set out in the competencies, teaching opportunities and training assessments in intensive care medicine. In order to be invited to the clinical examination, the candidate must pass the written examination.

Key Dates

Opening Closing Exam Date Location Fees
Written Exam

2 Jan 2019

 Written Exam

8 Feb 2019

 

11 April 2019

 

Dublin, Ireland

 

€500.00

Clinical Exam

22 April 2019

Clinical Exam

3 May 2019

 

17 May 2019

 

Dublin, Ireland

 

€500.00

Preparation Course

2 Jan 2019

Preparation Course

8 Feb 2019

 

6th, 7th & 8th March 2019

 

Dublin, Ireland

 

€500.00

Apply for Examination

Step 1:

Check if you are eligible to sit exam.

You must:

  • Have completed the appropriate amount of training dependent on their base speciality area.
  • Be registered as a trainee with the JFICMI.
  • Have submitted an appropriate application to the JFICMI (See links to exam regulations and application form below.
  • Have paid the appropriate fee.

Please read the full Examinations Regulations (pdf).

Step 2:

Download JFICMI registration form.

Step 3:

Download the JFICMI Written exam application

Prepare for Examination

In all, there are six sections to the exam:

  • MCQ 90 mins
  • SAQ 90 mins (short answer questions x 8)
  • Clinic – Major Case 30 mins
  • Clinic – Minor Cases 30 mins
  • Viva 1 (ECGs, X rays, Labs, Traces) 20 mins
  • Viva 2 (Intensive Care Medicine) 20 mins

For more info download the Structure of the FJFICMI (pdf)

Preparation Course – Date to be confirmed

The FJFICMI preparation course is normally held in March across a number of Dublin teaching hospitals, it is designed for those eligible and intending to sit the Fellowship examination this year.

Course Date: TBC 2019

Course Venue: TBC 2019

Course Fee: €400.00

Course Application: Download course application form

Key Contact: jficmi@coa.ie

Reading Materials

General Books
Oh’s Intensive Care Manual
Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care, Pat Neligan
Handbook of ICU Therapy, Ian McConachie

MCQs Books
Critical Care MCQs, a companion for Intensive Care exams, Steven Lobaz
MCQs in Intensive Care Medicine, Steve Benington

Websites
http://www.criticalcarereviews.com/
https://www.crit-iq.com/index.php/home 
(Please note that you need to obtain a password from a Dexdor (Orion) representative.)
http://pact.esicm.org/index.php?ipTested=1   
(Please note that you need need to be an ESICM member to access all.)
http://www.jficmi.ie/examinations/
http://www.derangedphysiology.com/main/
http://www.ccmtutorials.com/
http://lifeinthefastlane.com/
http://emcrit.org/

Examinations Contact: For more information please see http://www.jficmi.ie/  or contact: jficmi@coa.ie.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to bring your photo ID and invitation letter to both components of the exam. For the written component you will need to bring pens for the SAQ paper. Pencils will be provided for the MCQ section. You do not need to bring any equipment to the Clinical exam.

No. There is no electronic equipment allowed.

The allocations are published on the website with the successful exam numbers from the written exam.

There is no dresscode for written exams. For the Clinical exam you will need to dress in an appropriate manner for an Intensive Care Unit. For the oral component you will be expected to dress in a professional manner. (Business attire)