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RCEM Examinations

RCEM offer postgraduate Membership (MRCEM) and Fellowship (FRCEM) exams for Emergency Medicine professionals to develop and demonstrate their skills.

Introduction to RCEM Examinations

RCEM Exams assess skills and knowledge in line with the RCEM Curriculum through Single Best Answer (SBA) and Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE).
The exams are split by Membership and Fellowship levels:


  • MRCEM Primary



We run hundreds of examinations each year across the world and appreciate that this can be a stressful experience for all candidates.
Our job is to make this as comfortable experience as possible, while at the same time acknowledging that we operate our exams in strictly controlled conditions to ensure that we can provide assurance that a standard of knowledge and basic technique has been demonstrated by the candidate.
This section is designed to help support you through this process and answer any questions you may have.

RCEM Examinations Department

Information about the RCEM Exams Department

The RCEM Exams Department is made up of 15 people who manage all exam activities across MRCEM and FRCEM exams.

The department is formed of two teams: Candidates and Operations and Quality and Standards. The Candidate Team manage all candidate enquiries, exam applications and support theory exams. The OSCE Operations Team manage the preparation and delivery of UK and International OSCEs. The Quality and Standards Team oversee the formation and standard setting of exam items and papers and results production.

Contact Examinations

Please send all general exams queries by email to

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7404 1999 (from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.)

Livechat: The whole College website includes  a Livechat function which you will see displayed in the bottom right hand corner. Clicking on the Livechat icon allows you to speak with someone from the Member Services team who will be able to provide a real time response to your query. Outside of office hours you can still get in touch with the Member Services Team by clicking the chat bubble and using the ‘contact us’ form – we’ll come back to you as soon as possible the next working day.

Please provide your College ID every time you contact us. This helps us verify who you are and view your College account.

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