ePortfolios and Exams


Trainees need to complete their ICM assessments on the ICM ePortfolio. The ePortfolio is part of the existing NHS ePortfolio run by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), which will be familiar to former foundation trainees and those training in specialties whose portfolio is also run by NES (e.g. Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine, Clinical Radiology).

All new trainees starting in the ICM programme should use the ePortfolio to record evidence.

All evidences as per ARCP Decision Aid are required to be submitted on ePortfolio for review by the ARCP panel. Please see ARCP & Interim review webpage for further details.

FFICM examinations

The FFICM examination is taken during stage two of training and must be completed before moving on to stage three of training. The qualification comprises two parts – an MCQ and an OSCE/Structured Oral Examination. The full details can be found on the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine website.

An exam preparation course is run by Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton – Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust​​ every year. This is in addition to the exam course run by FICM.