The Royal College of Emergency Medicine offers a series of examinations which can lead to either a Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM).
How to achieve MRCEM:
How to achieve FRCEM:
Cost of the FRCEM Primary Exam:
£310 (UK Centres) or £390 (Iceland, Malaysia and Oman)
The FRCEM Primary examination consists of a 3 hour, multiple choice question (MCQ) paper of 180, single best answer questions (SBAQ).
To apply for the exam, you will need to hold a GMC approved primary medical qualification for the purposes of registration.
Please note, typically, there is not a restriction on the number of places available for the FRCEM Primary examination, but candidates may not always be allocated their first-choice venue.
Anatomy – 60 questions
Upeer Limb, Lower limb, thorax, abdomen, head and neck, central nervous system and cranial nerve lesions.
Physiology – 60 questions
Basic cellular Physiology, Respiratory physiology, cardiovascular physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, renal physiology, and endocrine physiology.
Pharmacology -27 questions
Gastrointestinal pharmacology, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, central nervous system, infections, endocrine system, fluids and electrolytes, musculoskeletal system, immunological products and vaccines, anaesthesia.
Microbiology – 18 questions
Pathogen groups and principles of microbiology.
Pathology – 9 questions
Inflammatory responses, Immune responses, infection, wound healing and haematology.
Evidence-based medicine – 6 questions
Statistics, study methodology and principles of critical appraisal.
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