Applications for the October 2023 diet of the DMCC exam are now open.
The next DMCC examinations will take place on the dates below:
Written Paper Examination (SAQ) - Thursday 12 October 2023 (AM)
OSCPHE Examination - Thursday 12 October 2023 (PM) and Friday 13 October 2023 (AM & PM)
Please go to 'shop' above and select the Academic Shop, choose the DMCC payment option, select the exam entry you require and finish payment. You will then be directed to our online platform Brightspace to complete your application.
Further information: Should you be successful and pass the SAQ & OSCPHE, you will receive an invitation to our Diploma Ceremony scheduled to take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd November 2023
Established in 1994
The Diploma in Medicine in Conflict and Catastrophe (DMCC) is a postgraduate professional award from the Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe, The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, London. The award is given after following the Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine Course and passing a written and an oral examination.
The 11-month part-time course commences in January and participants have up to 2 years to complete it. The course is designed for postgraduate health professionals intending to work in humanitarian emergencies mainly in low/middle-income countries. But some of the principles taught also apply to any country affected by a disaster such as flooding or a mass terrorism event. More details are available here.
Allied healthcare professionals that have completed the course (e.g. Paramedics, Pharmacists) may sit the examination, on an individual basis at the discretion and approval of the Convenor.
The Diploma examination comprises a written, short answer question paper and an objective structured clinical and skills examination. Candidates sit both elements on the same day or subsequent days.
Full details are provided in the Guide to the Diploma and the Administrative Guidance to Candidates.
Guide to the Diploma in Medicine in Conflict and Catastrophe(DMCC) incorporating the Regulations and Syllabus.
Administrative Guidance for Candidates
Reading List: The recommended reading list is available to download from the Course of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine’s web page
Policy for Special Examination Arrangements
Standard Setting Procedures for Diploma Examinations
List of successful dissertations 1994 - 2014
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. However, we aim to give priority to candidates who are nearing their 3-year period since completing the course.
Our aim is to approve all applications received. However, should they outnumber available spaces, a waiting list will be implemented and you will be notified if we are able to offer you a place. Candidates who have extenuating circumstances which do not meet the above criteria will be considered individually by the Convenor.
Request for special examination arrangements: Form Q
Examination Review and Appeal Procedure 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.
Candidate Code of Conduct
Candidate Misconduct Policy
Candidate Plagiarism Policy
List of Examiners
Eric H Hudson (1902-1990), N Lloyd Rusby (1905-1988) and A George Leigh (1909-1968) were medical officers during the Second World War, Harley Street colleagues, good friends and Liverymen of the Society. If they were alive today, they would no doubt be proud of the medical and surgical innovations that presently abound in conflict zones. With this in mind, their families, all of whom are represented in today’s Livery, have been pleased to be able to establish a fund for a prize to be awarded to the candidate gaining the best result in one year for the new format Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes. The associated cup, which is retained in the Hall, is in the form of a 17th-century-style, silver gilt, caudle cup and cover.
These cups have a medical connotation, as they were used for caudle, a mixture of warm, spicy gruel of oatmeal, sugar etc. with the addition of ale or wine, which was administered to convalescents and invalids (although, historically, the contents also seem to have been enjoyed by friends and visitors).
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