Haematology: Candidates were asked to describe abnormalities and potential aetiologies, and provide suggestions regarding management. Material presented included a hypochromic microcytic anaemia, post-splenectomy changes, a microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and a leukoerythroblastic blood film.
Sixteen out of twenty-eight candidates passed this section.
Disclaimer: the viva stem above is the original CICM stem, acquired from their publicly available past papers. However, because the college do not make the rest of the viva text or marking criteria available, the rest has been confabulated. It sounds like a plausible viva and it can be used for the purpose of practice, but all should be aware that it does not represent the "true" canonical CICM viva station.