FRCEM Final OSCE Exam Preparation Courses & Resources

We offer both an in-person and an online interactive course for the FRCEM Final OSCE examination. These are designed to give you the opportunity to practice taking OSCE stations under exam-like conditions.

We also have a number of pre-recorded model OSCE videos that will help you to prepare for any type of station in the exam.

2-Day In-Person FRCEM OSCE Course


This interactive course is designed to mimic the real OSCE exam and give candidates the opportunity to apply their clinical knowledge and skills in exam-like scenarios. The objective is to give you the practice that you will need to prepare for the real exam so that you can feel confident in your skills and your ability to pass the exam.

The course runs over two days and consists of around 40 different OSCE stations, which have been written to follow the updated 2021 RCEM curriculum. You will participate in all stations, sometimes taking the lead, and other times observing and learning from others who take the lead. In each station where you take the lead you will have 1 minute to read the scenario and then 8 minutes to complete the station.

You will then have an opportunity to discuss how you did with our faculty and actors, so you can learn about your strengths and weakness in each station. This format is the closest to the real exam conditions.

Next Course Dates:
15th – 16th October 2024
17th – 18th October 2024
22nd – 23rd October 2024

Course Times: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Venue: Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3LN

If you can’t attend any of our advertised dates, please register your interest here for possible further dates

2-Day Online FRCEM OSCE Course


On our interactive online FRCEM Final OSCE course you will practice completing OSCE stations in real-time and under exam-like conditions. You will be given 1 minute to read a scenario and then you will have 8 minutes to complete the station. You will also be given a chance to discuss your performance with our faculty and actors to see how well you did in each station.

As you will be doing this online, the focus will be more on those types of stations that you can practice online, such as communication, teaching and management skills, but will still follow the format of the actual exam.

The course will consist of around 35 different OSCE stations drawn from SLO1 (Complex Stable Patient), SLO2 (Answer Questions), SLO7 (Complex or Challenging Situations), SLO9 (Teaching), SLO12 (Manage and lead), and others.

The course will be held over Zoom and is a perfect option for those unable to travel but would like to practice completing OSCE stations similar to the exam.

Next Course Dates:


Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Location: Online via Zoom

FRCEM Final OSCE Videos

£24.95 p/m

Our FRCEM Final OSCE video package includes pre-recorded OSCE stations that you can watch at any time. There is no participation here and the videos are designed to demonstrate how to approach any station you might encounter in the real exam.

These are great as preparation for the in-person or online course, or as a refresher before taking your exam.

If you book our in-person or online course, you will get access to these videos for free.

Terms: Automatically renews every month. Can be cancelled at any time.

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The FRCEM OSCE and assesses the complex and challenging situations that are faced in Emergency Medicine practice.

The FRCEM OSCE consists of 16 8-minute stations, with one minute reading time between stations. There are also two rest stations in the exam.

The exam blueprint and sample questions are available in the FRCEM OSCE information pack.

Guidance for Candidates with Additional Requirements

The College is committed to supporting candidates by providing fair opportunities
when undertaking examinations. Candidates may submit a request for reasonable
adjustments and should note that the responsibility for requesting adjustments lies
with them. Please see this guidance here.

The FRCEM OSCE exam is open to candidates who have MRCEM after August 2012* or the FRCEM Intermediate Certificate (Intermediate SAQ and SJP exams). Candidates are required to have a certain level of experience:

For trainees in an approved UK or Irish training programme: has completed 12 months (or full-time equivalent) of training in Emergency Medicine at ST4/ST5 or equivalent or

For non-trainees: has completed 6 years of training post-qualification; 4 years (or full-time equivalent) of which must be in Emergency Medicine, and 1 year (or full time equivalent) of which must be at a level above ST3/SHO.

Candidates can sit the FRCEM SBA and FRCEM OSCE in any order.

*Candidates with MRCEM before August 2012 will need to provide additional evidence of eligibility by emailing their CV and record of their latest appraisal to

Candidates must apply for the exam online, during the published application window.

Applications will open at 10.00am on the morning of the application opening date listed on the Exam Calendar and close automatically at 5.00pm (UK time) on the listed closing date. Applications must be completed before 5.00pm on the closing date, late applications will not be accepted.

See Applications page

The FRCEM OSCE is assessed using domain-based marking. The cut score for this exam is determined using the borderline regression method, +1 Standard Error Measurement is added to create the pass mark. To pass the exam candidates have to pass at least one resuscitation station in addition to achieving the pass mark.

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