FRCEM Primary & Intermediate Examination

Emergency medicine is an amalgamation of specialties and super specialties. This department is reputed for its nature of catering to varied group of patients may it be medical, surgical, gynecological or pediatric emergencies. An emergency care giver is known for saving precious lives within the golden hours of an emergency without wasting time for investigations. In order to meet the demands of such a challenging profession, it becomes imperative to procure all the necessary skills and knowledge.

The MRCEM/ FRCEM Primary & Intermediate examination, which is based on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine curriculum, offers an opportunity for the candidate to demonstrate both the breadth of his or her knowledge of Emergency Medicine as well as the application of that knowledge to common clinical scenarios. The candidate must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and knowledge of Emergency Medicine.

The examination is competency-based and assesses knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary for the successful clinical practice of Emergency Medicine. The areas assessed will include the evaluation and initial management of clinical conditions seen in patients who present, as emergencies, to Emergency Departments. Competence in paediatrics at a level delivered in a general Emergency Department and focus mainly on seriously ill and injured, or the management of common child emergencies.

The MRCEM/ FRCEM Primary & Intermediate(UK) examination is set at a standard commensurate with the level of expertise necessary for entry into higher specialist training in Emergency Medicine as well as that for practice at an intermediate level for those not wishing to enter higher training.

The examination consists of three parts, FRCEM Primary & Intermediate ( Written &OSCE).

  • This theory exam consists 180 questions, each with five stems.
  • The best option must me chosen from each stem
  • It is not negatively marked.
  • It examines basic sciences as applied to Emergency Medicine.
  • The syllabus for the FRCEM Primary Exam is found on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (UK) website.
  • Exam duration is 3hours.
  • Exam centres are in United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail.
  • Candidate must score about 70% to pass the exam. (This pass score varies by 1-2% in different exams since it depends on the overall performance of all candidates who have written that particular exam)
  • This theory paper examines data interpretation skills and consists of 60 questions of 3 marks each
  • The questions present a clinical scenario and may have clinical data including radiographs, CT scans, ECGs, blood test results and clinical photographs.
  • Exam duration is 3 hours.
  • Exam Centres are in United Kingdom and India.
  • Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail.
  • Candidate must score roughly about 70% to pass the exam.
  • This practical exam consists of 18 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) stations that assess knowledge, psycho-motor ability, interpersonal skills (including communication and conflict resolution), professional behaviour and clinical decision- making skills.
  • Exam duration is 2.5 hours
  • Exam Centres are in United Kingdom and India.
  • Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail.
  • Candidate must pass 14 of the 18 stations to pass the exam.
  • FRCEM Primary ( MRCEM Part A) exam is held twice a year at all the approved centres.
  • FRCEM Intermediate ( I & II) / (MRCEM Part B and C) are held twice a year at all approved centers
General Considerations
  • All parts of the examination will be conducted in English.
  • Successful completion of all parts is required before being eligible for Membership by examination and before being able to use the post-nominals MRCEM

Entry into the MRCEM/ FRCEM primary & Intermediatecoaching is only after getting through the interview done at the starting of MEM course at PRS Hospital.

Classes and Mock Exams

The syllabus and time span has been specially structured by experts to provide all the necessary knowledge & skills to qualify the MRCEM examinations.

  • An estimate of 50 classes per year are designed to train the doctors for MRCEM examinations
  • A total of 50 mock exams are expected to be conducted over the same time period
  • An approximate of 15000 questions will be covered during the training period

The training during the emergency medicine residency is based on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (UK) Curriculum. At the end of 3 years, MRCEM (Part B & C) / FRCEM primary & Intermediate ( I & II) is conducted from Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK

For More Details, Contact:
Superintendent , Dept of Emergency Medicine
Mob: +91 9349 448 565

Course Cordinator
  • Dr. Ashish Salim - Emergency Consultant
  • Dr.V.Prathapan - ER Superintendent
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