After 6 Months

By the end of your first 6 months of Advanced Pain Training you should have completed: 

  • finalising your case report for submission to LPMES or RAPM for marking
  • 2 x A-CEX, 2 x CBD, 3 x DOP
  • 1 x MSF
  •  two quarterly reviews – with a completed and up to date logbook

Guidance on writing case reports can be found here as well as an explanation on what counts as plagiarism. There will be some examples posted in the near future so watch this space. 


You may also have sat the written part of the FFPMRCA or have considered if/when you would like to do this. The Faculty of Pain Medicine runs an Exam Tutorial Course at the RCoA twice a year to assist trainees in preparing for the exam; these are interactive days covering a wide range of topics through workshops and lectures. Trainees are expected to do some preparation for the day to encourage disuccsion and interactive learning. Please visit our FFPMRCA Exam Tutorials page for further information. 

Guidance on the FFPMRCA Examination can be found here and some example FFPMRCA MCQ Questions can be found here.