FRCEM/MRCEM Primary

FRCEM/MRCEM Primary

FRCEM Primary

The FRCEM/MRCEM 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/MRCEM Primary examination is sat twice yearly.

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

The main emphasis of the FRCEM/MRCEM 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 2021 FRCEM/MRCEM Primary examination dates are shown below (taken from the RCEM website):

Diet

Closing Date

Exam Date

Summer 2021

16th April 2021

24th June 2021

Winter 2020

(New MRCEM primary)

17th September 2021

1st December 2021

 

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