FRCEM Intermediate SAQ

Our FRCEM Intermediate Course follows the new exam structure and curriculum valid from August 2016 (changes in the MRCEM/FRCEM exam structure). We also have a full range of online materials. Click here for our blog and/or click on tabs below for more information.

FRCEM Intermediate Course (London, UK):

Next Course: 30th - 31st August 2017 or 5th - 6th September 2017. 

Course Leads: Dr Ian Stell and Dr Mathew Hall

Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Surrey Quays, London, SE16 2XB

FRCEM IntermediateThe FRCEM Intermediate Certificate Short Answer Question (SAQ) Paper is intended to test a candidate's application of Emergency Medicine knowledge. This is done through 60 SAQ questions covering the breadth of Emergency Medicine practice as outlined in the 2015 RCEM Emergency Medicine Curriculum. Questions will carry three marks each and likely require the interpretation of clinical cases and accompanying clinical data such as ECGs, blood test results, clinical pictures, X-rays and CT scans. Answering the questions will require a thorough familiarity with the presentation and  management of emergency cases - adult, paediatric, medicine, surgery and trauma - as well as anesthetics, intensive care medicine, practical procedures and the common competencies.

Our intensive two day FRCEM Intermediate SAQ Course will take you through the required knowledge for the Intermediate SAQ paper in a series of lectures given by our experienced faculty of Emergency Physicians and using a large number of practice exam questions. There will be a focus on teaching those topics most important for the exam itself and on up-to-date clinical guidelines in use in the UK.

Sample Programme
(Practice paper 1 is completed at home and brought on the first day)

Day One

Registration & course welcome
Interactive review of Paper 1
Lecture: Common competencies
Lecture: Medicine I
SAQ paper 2
Lecture: Anaesthetics and ICM
Lecture: Paediatrics I
Lecture Paediatrics II
Interactive review of Paper 2
Exam tips and discussion

(Paper 3 is to be completed overnight and brought in for day two)

Day Two

Welcome back
Interactive review of paper 3
Lecture: Surgical presentations
Lecture: Trauma & orthopaedics
Practical procedures
SAQ Paper 4
Practical procedures
Lecture: Paediatrics III
Lecture: Medicine II
Interactive review of paper 4
Course close.

The FRCEM Intermediate course includes a detailed course manual, lunch and refreshments on both days.

FRCEM Intermediate SJP Course (London, UK):

Next Courses: September 1st 2017 and September 7th 2017. 

Course Leads: Dr Ian Stell and Dr Mathew Hall

Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Surrey Quays, London, SE16 2XB

We will be holding courses for the new FRCEM Intermediate SJP Exam. Further details and information on booking will be made available in due course.

Next Webinar: TBA. To register your interest for future live webinars, please provide your details below

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Study online for the  FRCEM Intermediate SAQ:

frcem intermediateTo help candidates prepare for the FRCEM Intermediate SAQ Exam we offer a series of pre-recorded lectures on key exam topics and which include practice questions in the new single best answer question (SBAQ) format.  These can be viewed online in your own homes and at your own pace and may be particularly useful for candidates who cannot attend a face to face FRCEM Intermediate course. The online lectures available have been recorded by our experienced faculty and closely follow the RCEM advice on exam content and the RCEM Emergency Medicine Curriculum. View available FRCEM Intermediate webinar recordings here.

Advantages of our online FRCEM Intermediate lectures include:

  • wider coverage of the  curriculum than is possible on a face to face course
  • study in your own time and at your own pace
  • rewind and replay the recordings as many time as you want
  • streamed to your own computer or device wherever you are

The structure that we have followed in the FRCEM intermediate webinars is to start with typical FRCEM Intermediate style questions which we encourage candidates to stop and answer before proceeding. This is then followed by detailed teaching on the relevant part of the curriculum focusing particularly on difficult areas and those areas which we know are popular examination subjects.

Each FRCEM Intermediate webinar is an hour long (or longer). You can access them individually (£10/lecture) to help with specific areas of revision or access the whole package. The full package will grow as more webinars are added. Purchased FRCEM Intermediate webinars will be available to view as many times as you like for 6 months from the time of purchase. If you wish to extend access beyond 6 months until you sit your FRCEM intermediate exam just contact us and we will be pleased to help.

View our   Introduction Video   with instructions on how to purchase and then view your webinars. Please follow the links on the right to preview and/or purchase the FRCEM Intermediate Videos.

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