Our FRCEM Primary Course follows the new exam structure and curriculum valid from August 2016 (changes in the MRCEM/FRCEM exam structure). Click the tabs below for our range of online materials and our new FRCEM Primary blog.
FRCEM Primary Exam Course (London, UK):
Next Courses: 18th - 20th April and 9th - 11th May 2018
Bookings will open shortly. Please contact us to register your interest
Course Leads: Dr Ian Stell and Dr Mathew Hall
Venue: St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
The FRCEM Primary Examination [Fellow Royal College of Emergency Medicine] tests candidates knowledge of the key basic sciences that underpin the practice of Emergency Medicine. The exam consists of 180 single best answer questions (SBAQs) where the candidate must pick the one correct answer from the five possible answers to each question (often called 'best of five' questions). Passing the FRCEM Primary requires a broad and detailed knowledge of the basic medical sciences as presented in the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) Basic Sciences Curriculum, along with a sound understanding of how these relates to emergency medicine.
Our two full day FRCEM Primary exam revision course course aims to help candidates pass this very challenging examination. Practice exam papers containing SBAQ /'best of five' questions will be completed throughout the duration of the course and we will give a series of exam focused lectures from our experienced and knowledgeable faculty. All the important domains of knowledge are covered - anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and statistics/evidence based medicine - and all lectures and teaching materials updated to closely follow the RCEM Basic Sciences Curriculum.
The course leads, Dr Mathew Hall and Dr Ian Stell are both Emergency Physicians with a strong interest in basic sciences (PhD/MD holders) and have been teaching the RCEM Basic Sciences curriculum for over 12 years. Other faculty include Professor Harold Ellis (author of 'Clinical Anatomy'), Dr Robert Whitaker (author of 'Instant Anatomy') and Dr Chet Trivedy (Author of 'Mastering Emergency Medicine').
Sample FRCEM Primary Programme
Outline of the FRCEM Primary programme
Lecture: Introduction to physiology
Lecture: Respiratory physiology
Interactive: Exam and revision tips
Practice paper (60 SBAQs)
Lecture: Anatomy I (upper limb)
Lecture: Cardiac physiology
Lecture: Renal SBAQs
Questions and close for the day.
Lecture: Anatomy II (head & neck)
Lecture: Anatomy III (thorax & abdomen)
Practice paper (60 SBAQs)
Lecture: Anatomy IV (lower limb)
Lecture: Pharmacology I
Lecture: Pharmacology II
The course includes a detailed course manual and lunch both days.
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Study online for the FRCEM Primary Exam.
To help candidates prepare for the New FRCEM Primary Examination in their own homes and at their own pace we offer a series of pre-recorded FRCEM primary basic sciences webinars which can be viewed online. The 32 webinars available have been recorded by our experienced faculty and closely follow the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Basic Sciences Curriculum to cover in detail the domains of knowledge required for the exam.
Advantages of our FRCEM primary webinar package include:
- Over 30 hours of basic sciences lectures and practice questions
- online access for 6 months from date of purchase
- 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 connection is required)
We have given a great deal of thought to this package and believe that it covers the overwhelming majority of subjects likely to be encountered in the FRCEM primary exam, and that it sets out the material in a way that can be readily understood and learnt from.
Individual webinars can be purchased for as little as £10, and package costs £150 (INR 13,200 or AED 730). You will have online access to purchased webinars as many times as you like for six months. You may want to try a couple of webinars, book the whole set, or just focus on those areas where you think you have more work to do.
We also have institutional packages, so if you have a group of trainees preparing for this exam, we have special rates with individual accounts for your trainees. If you would like to know more please contact us.
Anatomy of the Abdomen
Head and Neck Anatomy 2
Anatomy of the Lower Limb 1 and 2
Anatomy of the Pelvis
Anatomy of the Thorax
Cardiovascular Physiology 1,2 and 3
Microbiology 2 - 5
Pharmacology 1 and 2
Respiratory Physiology 1,2 and 3
Statistics 1 and 2
Upper Limb Anatomy 1,2 and 3
Basic Cell Physiology 1
- Anatomy of the Abdomen
- Head and Neck Anatomy 2
- Anatomy of the Lower Limb 1
- Anatomy of the Lower Limb 2
- Anatomy of the Pelvis
- Anatomy of the Thorax
- Cardiovascular Physiology 1
- Cardiovascular Physiology 2
- Cardiovascular Physiology 3
- Haematology 1
- Microbiology 2
- Microbiology 3
- Microbiology 4
- Microbiology 5
- Pharmacology 1
- Pharmacology 2
- Pharmacology 3
- Renal Physiology
- Respiratory Physiology 1
- Respiratory Physiology 2
- Respiratory Physiology 3
- Statistics 1
- Statistics 2
- Upper Limb Anatomy 1
- Upper Limb Anatomy 2
- Upper Limb Anatomy 3
- Basic Cell Physiology 1
FRCEM Primary Webinar Package
FRCEM Primary - 5 minutes at a time!
Check out our new blog, FRCEM Primary - 5 minutes at a time, where we will be posting brief articles explaining tricky basic sciences topics. All posts start with a 'best of five' SBAQ, followed by the answer and full explanation of the topic - all in 3-5 minutes and straight from the RCEM Basic Sciences curriculum.
Question. Which one of the following is NOT correct regarding the cerebral circulation? Cerebral oxygen consumption is about 20% of total body oxygen consumption The brain uses glucose as its main energy source Autoregulation maintains [...]
Question. Which one of the following is true regarding the use of gentamicin? It is bacteriostatic It has synergistic effects when used along with penicillin It is effective against anaerobes Nephrotoxicity is dose related Ototoxicity [...]
Question. Regarding the anatomy of the larynx, which one of the following statements is FALSE? It joins the top of the trachea at the level of C6 The vocal cords lie inferior to the epiglottis [...]
FRCEM Primary Revision Essentials: Five and five useful FOAMed articles for your FRCEM Primary revision!
FRCEM Primary Revision Below is a list of ten educational modules, five from RCEM learning and five from Doctors.net.uk Education, which have a basic science focus and are useful for FRCEM primary revision. If you [...]
Question. Which one of the following statements is true regarding the pathophysiology of pulmonary shunts? a. Alveolar ventilation and the alveolar–arterial (A-a) gradient are both increased b. Alveolar ventilation and gas exchange are both reduced [...]
Below is a list of ten educational modules, five from RCEM learning and five from Doctors.net.uk Education, which have a basic science focus and are useful for FRCEM primary revision. If you haven’t found RCEM [...]
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