About the exam

From August 2017, the FRCEM Situational Judgement Paper (SJP) will replace the MRCEM Part C exam  as a requirement to go on to Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine. The FRCEM SJP tests examine a candidate’s non-academic ‘soft skills’ such as decision making, interpersonal relations and professional judgment.

The FRCEM Situational Judgement Paper will contain 120 single best answer questions (SBAQs), each presenting a hypothetical but realistic workplace problem or dilemma, which the candidate is required to choose the most effective response or action towards. The questions will assess the candidate against the Common Competencies as outlined in the RCEM Emergency Medicine Training Curriculum 2015 and addresses the attributes required of doctors in higher training and beyond: (1) patient focus; (2) problem solving; (3) decision making; (4) team working; (5) time management; (6) self-awareness; (7) professional Integrity and (8) professional development.

What We Offer

Learn in class

As a new exam: there is currently limited experience, little information, and no practice questions for the FRCEM SJP. This, coupled with the unfamiliar content and style of questions, make it very different from the more usual knowledge-based medical exams and likely harder to pass.

However, help is at hand! Our new one day FRCEM SJP exam preparation course provides the knowledge and insight to guide you through  this challenging exam. Featuring a thorough series of practice situational judgement questions; our one-day course exposes candidates to 120 mock exam questions; all discussed in lively, interactive sessions throughout the day.

The courses is offered both in class and lived streamed online. 

What you get on face to face course

  • Printed copies of all course resources
  • Online access to all course resources
  • Access to the course recording
  • Face to face interaction with tutors

What you get on the live streamed course

  • *Online access to course resources
  • Access to the course recording
  • Ask questions live
  • Interact with other candidates, share links to resources and information through the chat
  • The benefits of the full course in the comfort of your home
  • Save in travel and accomodation

*Resources will be made available through Mimeo Digital. Downloads and printing is restricted

Study Online

This FRCEM SJP Online Resources package includes an overview of key GMC documents, advice on how to approach FRCEM SJP questions and discussion of 16 example questions. 



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FRCEM SJP – Aug 2019

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FRCEM SJP – Aug 2019

“Interactive, interesting debates, great helpful staff, good variety of questions.”

FRCEM SJP – Aug 2019