About the exam

The FRCEM Intermediate Certificate Short Answer Question (SAQ) Paper is intended to test a candidate’s application of Emergency Medicine knowledge. This is done through practice 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.

What We Offer

Learn in class

Our intensive two day FRCEM Intermediate SAQ Course will test your knowledge of the Intermediate SAQ paper using a large number of practice exam questions followed by interactive question review sessions with our experienced faculty of Emergency Physicians all who have the experience of sitting this exam themselves. There will be a focus on teaching those topics most important for the exam itself and up-to-date clinical guidelines in use in the UK.

Over the busy two day course we will give you a series of mock exam papers.  We will discuss these questions in detail during interactive review sessions with comprehensive model answers to take away. This will be expanded on with several short lectures given throughout the 2 days.

You will receive access to our online FRCEM Intermediate webinars for six months from the time you book on the course.

Next Course Dates: 20th – 21st August 2019

Venue: Unit 42 St Olav’s Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB

Study Online

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.

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 (internet connections required)
  • Revision notes are encouraged

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. Preview snippets from the videos below.


“Extremely well organised course. The tutors were extremely knowledgeable. I feel a lot more prepared for the exam after attending the course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone sitting the exam”

FRCEM Intermediate SAQ, Jan 2019


“Very well organised. Knowledeable tutors. Detailed slides and resource book. Was useful to do practice papers/questions within the course.”

FRCEM Intermediate SAQ Jan 2019


“Very useful course for highlighting areas to prioritise
Excellent! Ideal way to cover last areas of knowledge.”

FRCEM Intermediate SAQ, February 2019