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FFICM resources

We have been collating resources that we hope those training in ICM and sitting the FFICM will find helpful.

Best wishes

The SICS Trainees Group 

Exam

Thoughts/reflections on previous experiences

FFICM exam summary presentation, May 14

FFICM exam summary, July 16

FFICM exam useful resources, Aug 16

FFICM exam past questions, July 16

Courses

FICM FFICM OSCE/SOE exam preparation course, Leeds, 22nd-23rd September 2016, info  

See also ICM training resources page

Expanded cases

The Expanded Case Summaries are mandatory work-placed based assessments which are required in order to progress through training in Intensive Care Medicine.  A total of 10 cases should be written and assessed during the course of training.

 

In order to satisfy ARCP requirements the following criteria must be met:

  • Successful completion of four expanded case summaries by the end of Stage 1 Training
    • These must be deemed to be at Level 2 Standard
    • For example, dual trainees in Anaesthesia and ICM would need:
      • 2 ECS completed by the time of ST3 ARCP
      • 2 ECS completed by time of ST4 ARCP
  • Successful completion of four expanded case summaries by the end of Stage 2 Training.
    • These must be deemed to be at Level 3 Standard
    • For example, dual trainees in Anaesthesia and ICM would need:
      • 2 ECS completed by the time of ST5 ARCP
      • 2 ECS completed by time of ST6 ARCP
  • Successful completion of two expanded case summaries by the end of Stage 3 Training
    • These should be deemed to be at Level 4 Standard.

 

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine website (www.ficm.ac.uk) has more information regarding the completion of ECS including marking sheets and suggested layout of cases.

 

From experience, the prospect of writing up expanded cases for the first time can be quite daunting.  In order to support trainees we have published a list of example expanded cases that have been kindly provided by trainees from throughout Scotland. 

 

We hope this bank of previous expanded cases would serve two broad aims:

  • To support future trainees when considering their own expanded cases in terms of potential topics, format, presentation, writing style and depth of discussion.
  • Hopefully, over time if we receive enough expanded cases this may serve as a relative up-to-date reference to improve evidence based knowledge and practice which may be a useful reference for both clinical practice and preparing for professional examinations.

 

If you would like to submit your own anonymised expanded cases to be uploaded to this website please contact:

SICSTrainees@gmail.com

 

This resource could not be possible without the support of other trainees so any submitted cases would be kindly received.  SICS Trainees will also provide a certificate for all cases that we publish.