Registration for the Certificate in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination is now open

Posted on: Monday 8 April 2024
Author: FPM

NEW FOR 2024 The examination is available to physicians and non-physician candidates. Find out if you are eligible

What is the Certificate in Pharmaceutical Medicine?

This respected qualification serves as a hallmark of excellence in the field of pharmaceutical medicine. It endorses the holder’s expertise and proficiency in pharmaceutical science, clinical research, and regulatory affairs.

Whether you’re a physician, scientist, pharmacist, or another healthcare professional, this examination offers a valuable opportunity to validate your knowledge and advance your career.

Learn more about eligibility criteria, examination format, and registration details:

How will the CPM benefit you?

Demonstrates your knowledge and expertise in pharmaceutical medicine

Gives you the edge when applying for a new job or promotion

Builds your professional reputation

Improves your professional skills

Gives you a sense of personal achievement, both academically and professionally

Provides formal recognition of your knowledge and expertise in the specialty of pharmaceutical medicine

Are you now eligible to take the examination?

Any non-physician candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any scientific discipline or have worked as a registered pharmacist, nurse, midwife, physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor, or psychologist.

It is strongly recommended you have at least two years’ experience of working in pharmaceutical medicine, and specifically in disciplines that provide experience relevant to the CPM syllabus.

The following list is not exhaustive but is presented as an indication of who can now apply to sit the CPM examination:

  • Pharmacist
  • Clinical research scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Clinical governance professional
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Medical business development and marketing manager
  • Non-medical manager working in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Pre-clinical development professional
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacokineticist
  • Medical Statistician
  • Statistical Programmer
  • (Senior/Higher) Toxicologist