MRCEM Primary

MRCEM Primary

The MRCEM Primary Single Best Answer (SBA) paper is:

  • A single best answer paper assessing basic science underpinning EM care
  • Blueprinted to basic sciences curriculum
  • Same format as FRCEM Primary
  • There is no restriction in the currency of a pass in FRCEM Primary
  • An existing pass in MRCEM Part A between August 2012 – August 2016 remains valid
  • Prior unsuccessful attempts at the FRCEM Primary will be counted

 

The MRCEM Primary is a daunting and notoriously difficult prospect and also represents the first step towards achieving a training post in Emergency Medicine and ultimately entering the Specialist Register. The MRCEM Primary examination is sat twice yearly. The paper is three hours long and comprises 180 single best answer (SBA) questions. Each SBA will consist of a question followed by five choices, of which only one will be correct.

The main emphasis of the MRCEM Primary examination is the RCEM basic sciences curriculum. The following areas are tested in the following proportions:

  • Anatomy (60 questions)
  • Physiology (60 questions)
  • Pharmacology (24 questions)
  • Microbiology (17 questions)
  • Pathology (9 questions)
  • Evidence-Based Medicine (10 questions)

 

The 2022 MRCEM Primary examination dates are shown below (taken from the RCEM website):

Diet

Closing Date

Exam Date

Summer 2022

15th April 2022

25th June 2022

Winter 2022

19th September 2021

24th November 2021

 

What Doctors Are Saying

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" FRCEM Exam Prep is an excellent way to prepare for the FRCEM. It is easy to dip in and out of and it's great that it works on my phone. There is good broad coverage with in-depth feedback after each question. " Dr. Russell Ward, CT1 in Emergency Medicine, Guildford