Examinations


 

The introduction of the new curriculum in August 2021 brings with it a number of changes to the suite of EM examinations. These changes are the culmination of over three years of consultation, development and refinement and they are designed to offer significant improvements to both content, delivery and process. 

Key changes from August 2021:

  • Reduction in number of exam components
  • FRCEM Critical Appraisal and QIP removed as distinct examination component (QI and research will be assessed by portfolio evidence for UK trainees)
  • Written exam format changing to Single Best Answer questions (SBAQ)
  • Reintroduction of MRCEM OSCE into the GMC approved suite of exams
  • From 1 August 2021, MRCEM achieved after 1 August 2012 is valid for entry to HST and FRCEM examinations

 

 

Examination requirements for award of MRCEM after August 2021

  • MRCEM Primary SBA or FRCEM Primary or MRCEM A between August 2012 – August 2016
  • MRCEM SBA or FRCEM Intermediate SAQ or MRCEM B between August 2012 – August 2016
  • MRCEM OSCE after August 2012

     

    Examination requirements for award of FRCEM from August 2021

  • MRCEM Primary SBA or FRCEM Primary or MRCEM A between August 2012 – August 2016
  • MRCEM SBA or FRCEM Intermediate SAQ or MRCEM B between August 2012 – August 2016
  • MRCEM OSCE or FRCEM Intermediate SJP
  • FRCEM SBA or FRCEM Final SAQ between August 2016 August 2021
  • FRCEM Final OSCE

     

    Examinations for award of FRCEM BEFORE August 2021

  • FRCEM Primary or MRCEM A between August 2012 – August 2016
  • FRCEM Intermediate SAQ or MRCEM B between August 2012 – August 2016
  • FRCEM Intermediate SJP or MRCEM OSCE between August 2014 and July 2018
  • FRCEM Final Critical Appraisal
  • FRCEM Final QIP
  • FRCEM Final SAQ
  • FRCEM Final OSCE


For further information regarding each individual examination component, please refer to the relevant section on the Regulations and Application Pack page.

If you have any queries regarding the College examinations please email exams@rcem.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7067 1268.