The MRCEM Primary exam is a Single Best Answer (SBA) paper, replacing the FRCEM Primary. The exam comprises 180 questions to be answered in three hours. The first sitting of the MRCEM Primary is on 1st December 2021.
All MRCEM components are blueprinted to the New RCEM Curriculum – focussing on Speciality Learning Outcomes (SLOs) 1-7 and 9. The SLOs and the capabilities relevant to each SLO are set out in the Assessment Blueprint. The MRCEM Primary exam samples the RCEM Basic Science Curriculum, ensuring a sound background knowledge in the basic science underpinning EM care.
|Exam Date||Application Dates||Results Date|
|1st December 2021||26th July 2021 – 17th September 2021||13th January 2022|
The MRCEM Primary exam fee is £330. Please note that candidates sitting the examination in an overseas centre may be required to pay additional local fees. Up to date MRCEM Primary Exam Dates and Fees are published on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine website.
Online applications for all examinations will open at approximately 10am (GMT time) on the listed application opening date and close automatically at 5pm (GMT time) on the listed application closing date. Applications must be completed before 5pm on the closing date, late applications will not be accepted. The link to the MRCEM Primary Application Form will be made available on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine website on the listed application opening day.
The MRCEM Primary Results will be published on the Royal College of Emergency Medicine website on the listed results day approximately four weeks after the date of the examination. Result letters and feedback will be posted to candidates within four weeks of the publication of results.