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The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine currently offers four different examinations for doctors and specialists working in the field of pharmaceutical medicine. 

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine

The Diploma examination syllabus covers a wide range of subjects from across the gamut of pharmaceutical medicine and is open to doctors working in pharmaceutical medicine.

For pharmaceutical physicians pursuing a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) in the specialty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in the UK, success in the examination is mandatory and indicates completion of the Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training (PMST) knowledge base. Find out more.

Diploma in Human Pharmacology

The Diploma in Human Pharmacology is a 2-year programme of structured training for doctors to attain and demonstrate competence to serve as a principal investigator for exploratory studies of Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) in man.

Training for the DHP can run in parallel with Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training (PMST), with workplace experience recognised for both qualifications. Find out more.

Certificate in Human Pharmacology

The Certificate in Human Pharmacology is a 1-year part-time programme for doctors and scientists to attain and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects (design, monitoring, analysis, reporting, safety, ethics, regulation and law) of exploratory studies of IMPs in man.

  • Enables staff to ask the right questions, anticipate and address potential issues, learning from the experience of others.
  • Increases the effectiveness of individuals and strengthens the team as a whole.

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Diploma in Experimental Therapeutics

In 2016, the Faculty introduced the Diploma in Experimental Therapeutics (DET), which is intended for physicians conducting Phase I/II studies predominantly in patients within their clinical specialty e.g. oncology, rheumatology, in a hospital clinical research facility.

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