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Fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland (FJFICMI)

Applications open on the 2nd January and close on Friday 10th February.


Written  exam - 13th April 2017

Clinical/SOE exam - 12th May 2017

Preparatory Course - 1st, 2nd 3rd March 2017


The fellowship examination of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care medicine of Ireland composes two parts: a written examination and an oral/clinical examination, 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. 

Eligibility and Application

To be eligible to sit the exam, the trainee must

  1. Have completed the appropriate amount of training dependent on their base speciality area. Relevant information about training requirements located here.
  2. Be registered as a trainee with the JFICMI
  3. Have submitted an appropriate application to the JFICMI (See links to exam regulations and application form below)
  4. Have paid the appropriate fee

Examination Details

The JFICMI has an agreement with the Examinations office of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland to conduct the exam on its behalf. This is done under the overall direction of the Faculty’s Examinations and Training Committee and its current chairman, Dr Andrew Westbrook. The examiners are drawn from the training ICUs in Ireland and there is usually an Extern examiner. All are regulated by the stipulations relating to examiners in the link below, Organisation of JFICMI Examination.



The examination fee is €1000.  If the candidate withdraws from the examination, a cancellation fee will apply.


Previous exam short answer questions (SAQs)

A list of previous exam questions can be found below.

Fellowship conferring

To be conferred with Fellowship of the JFICMI, the candidate must have passed the examination and completed at least one year of recognised, supra-specialty, competency-based training in intensive care medicine. The successful candidate will be conferred with fellowship by the Dean of the Faculty at a open ceremony.

Information for Examiners

To apply to be an examiner, please follow link below to Organisation of JFICMI Fellowship examination. In compliance with Examiner regulations, it will be necessary for new examiners to be assessed as a ‘shadow’ examiner in the first instance. Attendance at an examiners’ course is also recommended.



You must be registered with the JFICMI to sit the Fellowship exam. 


The preparation course takes place TBC 2017


Please direct all queries and applications related to registration and the prep course to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Examination applications can be sent to the examinations department at the CAI : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All application forms are available to download below.