MRCEM/FRCEM Exam Information

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MRCEM and FRCEM Exam Dates 2024

Exam Exam Date Centres Application Window Results Date Preparation Courses Online Resources
MRCEM Primary 21 May 2024 UK & International Pearson VUE test centres 21 – 28 February 2024 3 July 2024 1-day MRCEM Primary Course: 12 April, 22 April 2024 MRCEM Primary Questions & Webinars
MRCEM Primary 29 October 2024 UK & International Pearson VUE test centres 24 – 31 July 2024 TBC MRCEM Primary Questions & Webinars
Exam Exam Date Centres Application Window Results Date Preparation Courses Online Resources
MRCEM SBA 8 February 2024 UK & International Pearson VUE test centres 1 – 8 November 2023 19 March 2024 MRCEM SBA Questions & Webinars
MRCEM SBA 12 September 2024 UK & International Pearson VUE test centres 12 – 19 June 2024 TBC 2-day MRCEM Intermediate SBA Course: TBC MRCEM SBA Questions & Webinars
Exam Exam Date Centres Application Window Results Date Preparation Courses Online Resources
MRCEM OSCE 22 – 30 Jan 2024 London 18 – 25 October 2023 13 March 2024 MRCEM OSCE Videos
MRCEM OSCE 18 – 22 March 2024 Chennai 8 – 12 January 2024 TBC 1-day online MRCEM OSCE Course: 29 February 2024  MRCEM OSCE Videos
MRCEM OSCE 3 – 14 June 2024 London 18 March – 25 March 2024 24 July 2024 2-day in-person MRCEM OSCE Course: 9 – 10 May, 14 – 15 May 2024  MRCEM OSCE Videos
MRCEM OSCE 8 – 12 July 2024 Hyderabad 15 – 19 April 2024 TBC 1-day online MRCEM OSCE Course: TBC  MRCEM OSCE Videos
MRCEM OSCE 9 – 13 September 2024 Malaysia TBC TBC 1-day online MRCEM OSCE Course: TBC  MRCEM OSCE Videos
MRCEM OSCE 2 – 13 December 2024 London 28 Aug – 4 Sept 2024 TBC 2-day in-person MRCEM OSCE Course: TBC  MRCEM OSCE Videos

FRCEM Final SBA Exam

Exam Exam Date Centres Application Window Results Date Preparation Courses Online Resources
FRCEM SBA 25 April 2024 UK & International Pearson VUE test centres 15 – 22  January 2024 5 June 2024 2-day FRCEM Final SBA Course: 11 – 12 Mar, 26 – 27 Mar 2024 FRCEM SBA Practice Questions
FRCEM SBA 3 October 2024 UK & International Pearson VUE test centres 3  – 10 July 2024 TBC 2-day FRCEM Final SBA Course: TBC FRCEM SBA Practice Questions

FRCEM Final OSCE Exam

Exam Exam Date Centres Application Window Results Date Preparation Courses Online Resources
FRCEM Final OSCE 19-23 February 2024 London 13 – 20 November 2023 3 April 2024 2-day in-person FRCEM Final OSCE Course: 1 – 2 Feb, 5 – 6 Feb 2024, 1-day online FRCEM Final OSCE Course: 9 Feb 2024 FRCEM Final OSCE Videos
FRCEM Final OSCE 7 – 17 May 2024 London 7 – 14 February 2024 26 June 2024  2-day FRCEM Final OSCE Course: 23 – 24 Apr, 30 Apr – 1 May 2024 FRCEM Final OSCE Videos
FRCEM Final OSCE 4 – 15 Nov 2024 London  7 – 14 August 2024 TBC  2-day FRCEM Final OSCE CourseTBC FRCEM Final OSCE Videos

MRCEM and FRCEM Exam Dates 2024

Exam Date: 21 May 2024

Centre: UK & International Pearson VUE test centres

Application Window: 21 – 28 February 2024

Results date: 3 July 2024

Exam Date: 29 October 2024

Centre: UK & International Pearson VUE test centres

Application Window: 24 – 31 July 2024

Results date: TBC

Preparation Courses: 1-day MRCEM Primary Course: 12 and 22 April 2024

Online Resources: MRCEM Primary Questions & Webinars

Exam Date: 22 – 30 January 2024

Centre: London

Application Window: 18 – 25 October 2023

Results date: 13 March 2024

Exam Date: 18 – 22 March 2024

Centre: Chennai

Application Window: 8 – 12 January 2024

Results date: TBC

Exam Date: 3 – 14 June 2024

Centre: London

Application Window: 18 – 25 March 2024

Results date: 24 July 2024

Exam Date: 8 – 12 July 2024

Centre: Hyderabad

Application Window: 15 – 19 April 2024

Results date: TBC

Exam Date: 9 – 13 September 2024

Centre: Malaysia

Application Window: TBC

Results date: TBC

Exam Date: 2 – 13 December 2024

Centre: London

Application Window: 28 Aug – 4 Sept 2024

Results date: TBC

Preparation Courses:

2-day in-person MRCEM OSCE Course: 9 – 10 May and 14 – 15 May 2024

1-day online MRCEM OSCE Course: 29 February 2024

Online Resources: MRCEM OSCE Videos

FRCEM Final SBA Exam

Exam Date: 25 April 2024

Centre: UK & International Pearson VUE test centres

Application Window: 15 – 22 January 2024

Results date: 5 June 2024

Exam Date: 3 October 2024

Centre: UK & International Pearson VUE test centres

Application Window: 3 – 10 July 2024

Results date: TBC

Preparation Courses: 2-day FRCEM Final SBA Course: 11 – 12 March and 26 – 27 March 2024

Online Resources: FRCEM SBA Practice Questions

FRCEM Final OSCE Exam

Exam Date: 19 – 23 February 2024

Centre: London

Application Window: 13 – 20 November 2023

Results date: 3 April 2024

Exam Date: 7 – 17 May 2024

Centre: London

Application Window: 7 – 14 February 2024

Results date: 26 June 2024

Exam Date: 4 – 15 November 2024

Centre: London

Application Window: 7 – 14 August 2024

Results date: TBC

Preparation Courses:

2-day in-person FRCEM Final OSCE Course: 1 – 2 February 2024, 5 – 6 February 2024, 23 – 24 April 2024, 30 April – 1 May 2024

1-day online FRCEM Final OSCE Course: 9 February 2024

Online Resources: FRCEM Final OSCE Videos

MRCEM/FRCEM Exam Structure & The New RCEM Exam Curriculum

Introduction – FRCEM / MRCEM

The RCEM, MRCEM and FRCEM exam structure changed from August 2021 with the new curriculum.

The RCEM examinations are an integral part of RCEM’s programme of assessment. They provide trainees with the opportunity to demonstrate, at critical progression points, the required outcomes of their training programme.

The RCEM exams comprise a programme of summative assessments in two parts:

  • Membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (MRCEM), and
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) examinations.

Each part uses validated assessment methods to test a broad-spectrum of knowledge, understanding, skills, behaviours and attitudes, as defined by the RCEM curriculum.

About Our MRCEM/FRCEM Exam Preparation Courses

Our MRCEM/FRCEM courses are designed to give you the best chance of passing your exams. Our MRCEM Primary, MRCEM Intermediate SBA and FRCEM Final SBA courses provide you with intensive question reviews, focused feedback and topical discussions. These are offered face-to-face or live streamed, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home or at our training centre in London.

The MRCEM and FRCEM OSCE courses simulate the real exam by providing you with a range of different OSCE stations where you can apply your clinical knowledge and practice completing OSCE stations in exam-like conditions.

All our courses are delivered by experienced teaching faculty supported by a strong team of professional actors for our MRCEM and FRCEM OSCE courses, many of whom have years of experience in doing RCEM exam training with us.

Our courses are supplemented by our extensive bank of video webinars that cover topics across the RCEM modules, including:

  • Basic sciences for the MRCEM Primary Exams,
  • MRCEM SBA topics covering the 2021 RCEM curriculum and a range of practice questions to test your knowledge
  • An extensive range of model OSCE scenarios on both the MRCEM and FRCEM level, giving you effective examples of how to approach any OSCE station in your RCEM exams.

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More About the MRCEM and FRCEM Exams

MRCEM Exams

The MRCEM examination consists of three components: Two Single Best Answer (SBA) multiple-choice papers and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). All MRCEM components are blueprinted to the RCEM curriculum – focussing on SLOs 1-7 and 9. Questions used in each component are tagged to the RCEM basic science and clinical syllabi. The SLOs and the capabilities relevant to each SLO are set out in the assessment blueprint. Successful completion of all three Primary exam components is required to complete intermediate training as part of a programme of assessment designed to ensure readiness for Higher Training.

FRCEM Final Exams

The FRCEM examination consists of two components: A Single Best Answer (SBA) test of knowledge, and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The examinations used in the FRCEM are blueprinted to SLOs 1-12. The questions used in the FRCEM examinations are also tagged to the RCEM Clinical Syllabus. The SLO and the relevant capabilities are set out in the assessment blueprint. Successful completion of the FRCEM examination is the part of the Programme of Assessment that signifies readiness for independent practice at completion of training.

MRCEM Primary (Previously FRCEM Primary) – Single Best Answer paper.

This examination samples the basic science syllabus, ensuring a sound background knowledge in the basic science underpinning EM care. It can be undertaken at any point post registration as a medical practitioner. It comprises 180 questions to be answered in three hours.

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MRCEM Intermediate SBA – previously FRCEM Intermediate SAQ (short answer question)

The FRCEM Intermediate short answer question paper will become the MRCEM SBA (single best answer question).

This exam will sample the RCEM Clinical Syllabus and will test a sound understanding of the full range of conditions and presentations that may present to the ED. It samples how the trainee synthesises and interprets data and clinical findings to make decisions and inform management plans. The exam will have 180 questions which will be answered in four hours, presented as two 90 question papers with two hours per paper sat on the same day.

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MRCEM OSCE

The MRCEM OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) comes back and replaces the FRCEM Intermediate SJP exam.

This exam objectively is made up of 18 stations which assess the clinical and communication skills of trainees and ensures they are at the level of someone ready for Higher Training. Stations that will be examined are: history taking, examination, communication, decision making, dealing with challenging situations and resuscitation scenarios, using medium fidelity simulation.

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FRCEM SBA – Previously FRCEM Final SAQ

This is a Single Best Answer (SBA) paper. This examination is blueprinted to the advanced clinical elements within the SLOs and the RCEM Clinical Syllabus. In addition to specific knowledge-based competences, examination material may be developed from guidance or recommendations published by healthcare organisations such as the RCEM, NCEPOD, NICE, SIGN, NPSA, etc. The public expects doctors to keep up to date with important developments and such material may be examined under the collective umbrella of ‘professionalism’. This paper can be sat from the start of ST5. It comprises 180 questions, four hours testing time sat in two papers on the same day.

FRCEM SBA Course

FRCEM OSCE exam

Face-to-face, multi station examination. This examination is blueprinted to the complex or challenging situations an EM clinician will face, including the requirements of leadership and support within the ED. These are found in SLOs 3, 7-12. It will consist of 16 stations. It will involve simulation using simulated patients and medium fidelity simulation equipment. A key feature of this assessment is structured viva exploring decision-making and data analysis. It is geared towards ‘evaluating and analysing’ in Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy . Here we are more concerned with the trainee’s reasoning than with whether they simply reach a reasonable conclusion or undertake an appropriate action. Reflection-in-action may be a more reliable predictor of future performance than an appropriate response to a single challenge. The examination consists of 16 stations with one examiner per station. This examination can be sat from the start of ST5.

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