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Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine

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DPM Part 1: Wednesday 16 September 2020
DPM Part 2: Monday 12 October 2020

Achieving a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM) is a defining accomplishment in the career of any pharmaceutical physician. It is an affirmation of their knowledge and expertise in our specialty, and of their commitment to enhancing the health of society.

It also opens up the opportunity to become an FPM Member (MFPM) and, ultimately, a Fellow (FFPM), accolades that are held by some of the most exceptional and innovative pharmaceutical physicians in the world.

DPM pass list for 2019

Congratulations to those who have completed the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine in 2019: DPM pass list 2019


The Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM) was established in 1976 and has been passed by almost 900 individuals. It is considered a landmark achievement for any physician undertaking a career in pharmaceutical medicine. 

The DPM is an qualification comprised of two parts. Once a candidate has passed DPM Part 1* they are eligible to sit DPM Part 2. Candidates who pass DPM Part 2 are awarded the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine.

*On completion of the Part 1 examination, candidates are awarded a Certificate in Pharmaceutical Medicine (CPM).


Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine

How will the DPM benefit you?

  • The DPM is a qualification that is respected around the world
  • Increases your employability
  • Demonstrates that you are an expert on the theory and practical applications of pharmaceutical medicine
  • Sense of achievement, both academic and professional. The DPM is a challenge!
  • Paves the way to FPM Membership and Fellowship


Entry Criteria

Candidates must possess a medical qualification recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK or be included on an appropriate medical register in their home country.


2020 Examinations schedule:

The DPM qualification consists of two examinations, held approximately four weeks apart every autumn at a central London venue.

Part 1 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper will be held on Wednesday 16 September 2020

Part 2 Short Answer Questions (SAQ) and Critical Appraisal papers (CAP) will be held the following month on Monday 12 October 2020


Registration for the CPM/DPM exams in 2020 will open in March 2020.

If you are a physician in PMST or undergoing revalidation through an approved designated body, you should discuss the outcome of any exam at your next ARCP or revalidation appraisal respectively.



DPM Part 1 exam entry: £375
DPM Part 2 exam entry: £635


Withdrawal Policy: Please note that an examination candidate who withdraws from the examination must do so in writing.  Fees will be refunded to a candidate whose withdrawal reaches the FPM office before the closing date. A handling fee of £50.00 will be charged to candidates who withdraw between the closing date and the date of the examination. A candidate who does not appear for the examination or withdraws after commencing the examination will not be entitled to a refund.

Privacy Notice: Please note that if you are registered or anticipate being registered with the GMC, your personal data, including examination marks, will be passed to the GMC for quality assurance purposes and to facilitate the awarding of CCTs.