The fellowship examination of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland is composed of two sections: 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.
The regulations and format of the exam can be found on the standards and documents page
Eligibility and Application
To be eligible to sit the exam, the trainee must
- Have completed the appropriate amount of training dependent on their base speciality area. Relevant information about training requirements located here.
- Provide evidence of having passed Fellowship Examination in base specialty (FCAI/FRCPI/FRCSI/FRCEM)
- Be registered as a trainee with the JFICMI
- Have submitted the appropriate application to the JFICMI. Written Exam Application or Clinical Examination
- Have paid the appropriate fee
The Kaizen on-line platform ITAs are utilised to cross check modular completion and eligibility. From 2022 the exam application form will no longer require a department head sign-off. Where a module does not have an ITA, it will not be considered as an eligible module.
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 Donal Ryan. The examinationis ran under the asupices of the CAI and their general exam regulations pertain to the FJFICMI. 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.
|Trial Exam Dates||Exam||Times||Exam application closing date|
|21 April 2022||Trial FJFICMI SBA Paper 1||09:00 – 10:00||22 February 2022|
|21 April 2022||Trial FJFICMI SAQ Paper 2||10:30 – 11:30||22 February 2022|
|Application Opening Date||Application Closing Date||Exam Date||Venue|
|31st Jan 2022||21 Feb 2022||28 April 2022||Online (Written)|
|03 May 2022||13 May 2022||26 May 2022||Dublin, Ireland (Clinical)|
|22nd February 2022||2nd to 5th March 2022
(5th half day)
|Pre examination preparatory course
Pre Examination Preparatory Course
The JFICMI Pre examination preparatory course is recommended for doctors who are sitting the Fellowship examination. This course takes place over 3.5 days in the following hospitals between 2nd – 5th March 2022:
The Mater Hospital
St Vincent’s University Hospital
St James’s Hospital
Beaumont Hospital (half day)
This application form should be completed and returned to email@example.com.
Previous exam short answer questions (SAQs)
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 review the document ‘Organisation of JFICMI Fellowship examination – incl. examiner regulations’, which is located under the ‘Exams register now’ button. 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. Information on acting as an examiner can be found in the exam organisers guideline.