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Overview of FRCEM Intermediate: SJP

  • October 14, 2020

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine offers a series of examinations which can lead to either a Fellowship or a Membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM).  In today’s post, we are going to explore FRCEM Intermediate Situational Judgment Paper (SJP). This post will provide you with the requirements to sit the exam, its format and the curriculum.

How to achieve MRCEM:

How to achieve FRCEM:

Cost of FRCEM Intermediate SJP:  £200.00 (UK Centres) or £280 (Malaysia)

FRCEM Intermediate SJP Format

FRCEM Intermediate Situational Judgement Paper (SJP) comprising of a 2 hour paper of 120 single best answer questions (SBAQ).

Requirements to sit FRCEM Intermediate SJP

You will be eligible to sit FRCEM Intermediate SAQ provided you have met the below requirements:

  • Hold a medical qualification approved by the GMC for the purposes of registration
  • Completed the UK Foundation Programme or equivalent (electronic evidence will be needed at the point of application)
  • Have passed the MRCEM Part A examination OR the FRCEM Primary

FRCEM Intermediate SJP Curriculum

Patient Focus - 25 Questions 

History Taking, The patient as a central focus of care, Prioritisation of patient safety in clinical practice, Team working and patient safety, Infection control, Managing long term conditions and promoting patient self-care, Relationships with patients and communication within a consultation, Breaking bad news

Problem Solving - 15 Questions 

History Taking,  Decision making and clinical reasoning, Team working and patient safety

Decision Making - 15 Questions

History Taking, Decision making and clinical reasoning, Team working and patient safety, Managing long term conditions and promoting patient self-care

Team Work - 25 Questions 

Time and workload management, Prioritisation of patient safety in clinical practice, Team working and patient safety, Managing long term conditions and promoting patient self-care, Relationships with patients and communication within a consultation, Complaints and medical error, Communication with colleagues and cooperation.

Time Management - 10 Questions 

Time and workload management

Self Awareness - 10 Questions 

Relationships with patients and communication within a consultation, Personal behaviour

Professional Intergrity - 10 Questions 

Complaints and medical error, Principles of medical ethics and confidentiality, Legal framework for practice

Professional Development - 10 Questions 

Teaching and Training, Personal Behaviours 

References

Rcem.ac.uk. 2020. Regulations & Info Packs. [online] Available at: [Accessed 14 October 2020].

 
 

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