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The live OSFA consists of a 3 station generic OSFA and a 9 station specialist OSFA. Scheduled dates for the generic and specialist OSFAs are given below. To accomodate the large cohort of trainees in some specialisms, OSFA circuit sessions will be run over the 2 or 3 days.

Trainees will need to attend the Examination and Assessment Centre, at the RCGP in London, on two occasions:

  • on one of the 3 days scheduled for the generic OSFA
  • on the day of their specialist OSFA.
Specialism 2019 Dates Number of sessions
Generic OSFA (All STP specialisms) Monday 1 July 4
Tuesday 2 July 6
Wednesday 3 July 4
Audiology  Thursday 11 July  3
Friday 12 July 
Cardiac Science Tuesday 9 July   5
Wednesday 10 July
Clinical Biochemistry Monday 8 July 3
Clinical Bioinformatics Genomics Friday 12 July 1
Clinical Bioinformatics Health Informatics Friday 12 July 
Clinical Bioinformatics Physical Sciences Friday 12 July 
Clinical Immunology Monday 8 July 1
Clinical Microbiology Monday 8 July
Clinical Pharmaceutical Science Friday 12 July  1
Gastrointestinal Physiology & Urodynamic Science Wednesday 3 July  1
Genomics (previously Genetics) Tuesday 9 July  4
Wednesday 10 July
Genomic Counselling Thursday 11 July  2
Haematology and Transfusion Science Monday 8 July 
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics  Monday 8 July  1
Histopathology  Monday 8 July  1
Imaging (Ionising Radiation)  Thursday 4 July  2
Imaging (Non-Ionising Radiation)  Thursday 4 July  1
Medical Device Risk Management  Friday 5 July  1
Neurophysiology  Friday 5 July  2
Radiation Safety Physics  Thursday 4 July  1
Radiotherapy Physics Thursday 4 July 5
Friday 5 July
Rehabilitation Engineering Friday 5 July  1
Reproductive Science Wednesday 10 July  2
Respiratory and Sleep Sciences Tuesday 9 July  2
Vascular Science Thursday 11 July