Royal Membership of College of Emergency Medicine (MRCEM Examination)
The MRCEM 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 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, FRCEM Inter SAQ & MRCEM OSCE.
FRCEM Primary Exam Overview
This theory exam consists of 180 questions, each with four stems. It is not negatively marked. It examines basic sciences as applied to Emergency Medicine. The syllabus for the FRCEM Primary is found on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine website (www.rcem.ac.uk). The exam duration is 3 hours. Exam centers are in the United Kingdom, India (Apollo Hyderabad & Apollo Chennai), Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail. The candidate must score about 70% to pass the exam.
FRCEM Inter SAQ Exam Overview
This theory paper examines data interpretation skills and consists of 16 questions. The questions present a clinical scenario and may have clinical data including radiographs, CT scans, ECGs, blood test results and clinical photographs. The exam duration is 3 hours. The exam centre in India is only at Apollo Hyderabad. Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail. The candidate must score about 70% to pass the exam. Only candidates who are successful in Part B will be permitted to take MRCEM OSCE.
MRCEM OSCE Exam Overview
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. The exam duration is 2.5 hours. The exam centre in India is only at Apollo Hyderabad. Candidates are awarded either a pass or a fail. The candidate must pass 14 of the 18 stations to pass the exam.
FRCEM Primary exam is held twice a year at all the approved centres (usually in June & December). Visit the Royal College of EM, UK website for exact dates. FRCEM Inter SAQ & MRCEM OSCE are held twice a year in UK and India. Visit the Royal College of EM, UK website for exact dates of UK sittings. The date of exam sitting at overseas centres may vary.
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.
Mode of Candidate Entry
A candidate is eligible for Apollo Hospitals 3 Years Emergency Medicine Residency if he/she has completed the following
- Must have completed MBBS & Internship in an institute recognised by the Medical Council of India
- Must have a valid MCI registration
Interviews Interviews for Apollo Hospitals 3 Years Emergency Medicine Residency are conducted twice a year, in June and in December. Meet an Educational Supervisor in an Apollo within your city for details. (www.apolloemergency.com)
Duration of Residency The duration of Apollo Hospitals 3 Years Emergency Medicine Residency is 3 years full time from the date of joining. The duration of residency is 2 years full time for those who have completed their Fellowship or Diploma in EM from Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP-UK) which is given by Medvarsity.
A candidate can do his/her 3 years (or 2 years) EM residency at any of these centres for qualifying for the MCEM Part B & C exams.
- Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad
- Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
- Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore
- Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad
- Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
- Apollo Hospitals Kolkata
The choice for the residency centre is made at the time of paying the admission fee and is final. No change of centre will be allowed once the candidate has reported for rotations.
- FRCEM Primary Examination Fees 310 GBP per attempt
- Residency Admission Fees 1,10,000/- INR
- Tuition Fees (Monthly) 7700/- INR per month for 3 years
- FRCEM Inter SAQ Examination Fees 305 GBP per attempt
- MRCEM OSCE Examination Fees 440 GBP per attempt
(Note – Examination fees exclude local centre administrative charges)
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For an overview of Apollo Emergency Medicine