The exam

Able to demonstrate an approved and appropriate education and experience in Sexual Medicine

Become a Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM)

The Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine (MJCSM) and the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) collaborate in order to provide to medical doctors competency certification in Sexual Medicine. The examination took place for the first time in 2012, and it is carried out once in every 2 years.

Next MJCSM exam: 23 January 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic

We are glad to announce that in 2020 the next MJCSM Exam will be held directly before the annual ESSM Congress on the 23 January 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Exam registration fee € 400 (only requested upon confirmation that your application to sit the exam is accepted)

Eligibility criteria

Only registered medical practitioners, who are accredited as medical specialists (having received a degree of specialty at least in the last 12 months), in their country of practice, or medical practitioners who are General Practitioners with more than 5 years' clinical experience of unsupervised independent practice, are eligible to apply.

Candidates will need to provide certification of appropriate completed courses or clinical clerkships or practice, or else forms of education and experience in their curriculum in Sexual Medicine, such as ESSM School, clear sexology Education in their country, accredited course with CME (provided by a National Scientific Society) education and experience.

Pass or fail results will be send personally to each candidate; in the case of failure a detailed description of the cutoff for pass-fail decision should be provided. In the case of success candidate name will be also listed on the mjcsm website in the section related to successful candidates.

In the event of fail-decision refusal, candidate is invited to follow the appeal procedure by completing the “Appeal form of the Fail decision of the exam” and sending within 15 days from notification of exam to The appeal procedure will be managed by the Examination Committee that will evaluate the appeal and send a point-by-point reply with a final decision to the candidate.

It is recommended that this cover form is used when submitting a procedural document to the MJCSM Examination committee to Appeal of the Fail decision of the exam. Please note that this form cannot be submitted if not fully completed. It should always be accompanied by a written submission or pleading. This form can be downloaded from MJCSM website and completed on screen. If you are completing the form by hand, please write legibly using black or blue ink.

To submit an Appeal to the MJCSM Examination Committee use this form.

The maximum number of attempts of by a candidate is three.

Examination format

Competency on the curriculum shall be accessed through a written exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 3 hrs.

Preparation material and ESSM Preparation Courses

The ESSM Manual of Sexual Medicine (2nd updated edition 2015) is the preparation material endorsed by the ESSM.

The publication will be made available (as online pdf version) to all applicants approved to sit the exam

The intensive 3 day's ESSM Preparation Courses are held directly before the exam day.
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The MCQ results will be analyzed by using the arithmetic mean. Questions will be as follows:

  • 100 SBA Question (Single best Answers), with 3 distracters.
  • Divided into 5 topics:
    • (roughly 15 % of the questions) Basic & physiology, hormones and anatomy
    • (roughly 5% of the questions) Other behaviours: Addiction, Paraphilia
    • (roughly 20% of the questions) Miscellanea (gender dysphoria, iatrogenic disorders, STIs)
    • (roughly 30% of the questions) Male sexual dysfunction
    • (roughly 30% of the questions) Female sexual dysfunction

The Right answers will be scored as 1 , whilst wrong/missing answers will be scored as 0. The calculation of the pass mark will be performed after analysis of the results  and definition of the distribution curve.

For further information please contact the MJCSM secretary:

All information available also here: > Open flyer MJCSM 2019