FRCEM Overview

FRCEM Overview

FRCEM Overview

Previously the MRCEM examination was an essential pre-requisite for entry into ST4 training posts in Emergency Medicine in the UK. In August 2016 the examination structured changed and the FRCEM Primary examination replaced the MRCEM Part A and the FRCEM Intermediate Certificate examination replaced the MRCEM Part B.

The FRCEM examination is now made up of three main components:

  1. FRCEM Primary
  2. FRCEM Intermediate Certificate
  3. FRCEM Final Examination

The FRCEM Primary is a single best answer question (SBAQ) paper, consisting of 180 SBAQs. The paper is three hours long.

The FRCEM Intermediate Certificate is a short answer question (SAQ) paper, consisting of 60 three-mark SAQs. The paper is three hours long.

More information about the FRCEM examination can be found on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine website

What Doctors Are Saying

" Statistically and speaking from experience, passing the MRCEM Part A is one of the hardest post graduate tasks that there is. The breadth of basic sciences and anatomy that you are expected to know is a formidable task. With the MRCEM exam still being a relatively new exam, the main problem prior to MRCEM Exam Prep was that there were simply not enough practice questions around to test the broad knowledge demanded to pass the exam. Many candidates often used practice MRCP/MRCS questions to aid their revision. MRCEM Exam Prep has a large bank of questions that are all specifically designed for MRCEM Part A candidates. Each question provides ample and logical reasoning for the answers. The questions are a perfect aid to test how well your revision is going and give you an indication of whether you will be successful in the exam. In short, use MRCEM Exam Prep and prepare to pass! " Dr Murtaza Ali, CT1 in Emergency Medicine, London
" Excellent site, very similar to the actual exam, gives good feedback and allowed me to pass first time. " Dr Miranvir Jaspal, CT1 in Emergency Medicine, UK
" Got my results of MRCEM part A today. I have passed on my first attempt. Just wanted to thank you people. Your question bank was a huge help for me. Thank you very much. Looking forward to getting your help for the part B as well. Cheers. " Dr Hasitha Gunasekara, Emergency Medicine Doctor, Sri Lanka