This examination was originally offered by the Medical Faculty of the University of Glasgow and transferred, after some adaptation, to the Society in 1997. The Diploma is intended to demonstrate knowledge of forensic medical sciences for those who are involved with or interested in medico-legal work. It is open to registered medical practitioners, dental practitioners, lawyers and others with experience of forensic medical sciences who have completed the part time course run by the Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences in London, which is also run on line, or, until 2018, by the University of Glasgow.
For information on the course held in London please see www.afms.org.uk
Guide to the Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences - (incorporating the Regulations and Syllabus)
Administrative Guidance for Candidates - updated* (including the examination timetable and fees, and dissertation subject for submission by the specified deadline).
*Note: the written paper exam has been rescheduled to Thursday 22 July 2021 and is now updated in the Administrative Guidance document above.
Policy for candidates seeking Special Examination Arrangements
Standard Setting Procedures for Diploma Examinations
The deadline for receipt of applications forms has now passed.
First time entry to the exam June 2021: Form A
Re-entry to the exam June 2021: Form R1
Request for special examination arrangements: Form Q
The Society's Review and Appeal Procedure gives information about feedback, review and appeal. Candidates who seek a review or appeal should note that there is a fee payable, the amount of which is given the the relevant Guide to the Diploma, including the Regulations and Syllabus.
Examination Review and Appeal Procedure
List of examiners
2019 Pass List
2018 Pass List
2017 Pass List
2016 Pass List
2015 Pass list
2014 Pass list
2013 Pass list
2012 Pass List
2011 Pass List
Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence
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