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Exams News & Updates

News and updates on RCEM examinations will appear here.

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 between August 2016 August 2021
+ 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 between August 2016 August 2021
  • FRCEM Final OSCE between August 2016 August 2021
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