FRCEM Primary

FRCEM Primary

FRCEM Primary

The FRCEM Primary is a daunting and notoriously difficult prospect and also represents the first step towards achieving a training post in Emergency Medicine and ultimately entering the Specialist Register. The FRCEM Primary examination is sat twice yearly.

The paper is three hours long and comprises 180 SBAQs. Each SBAQ will consist of a question followed by five choices, of which only one will be correct.

The main emphasis of the FRCEM Primary examination is the RCEM basic sciences curriculum. The following areas are tested in the following proportions:

  • Anatomy (60 questions)
  • Physiology (60 questions)
  • Pharmacology (27 questions)
  • Microbiology (18 questions)
  • Pathology (9 questions)
  • Evidence-Based Medicine (6 questions)

The 2020 FRCEM Primary examination dates are shown below (taken from the RCEM website):

Diet

Closing Date

Exam Date

Summer 2020

20th March 2020

4th June 2020

Winter 2020

11th September 2020

3rd December 2020

 

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