MRCEM Primary

  • Covers: Basic Science Curriculum
  • Questions: 180 Singe Best Answers
  • Length: 3 Hours
  • Eligibility: Recognised Medical Qualification
  • Fee: £369
  • Location: Online at a computer centre
  • Next Sitting: 21st May 2024
  • Next Application Window: 21st – 28th February 2024


  • Covers: Range of conditions and presentations encountered in the ED. Based on Speciality Learning Outcomes
  • Questions: 180 Singe Best Answers across 2 papers
  • Length: 2 Hours per paper
  • Eligibility: Passed MRCEM Primary + Completed intern year
  • Fee: £369
  • Location: Online at a computer centre
  • Next Sitting: 8th February 2024
  • Next Application Window: 12-19th June 2024 (Exam: 12th September 2024)


  • Covers: Clinical and Communication skills
  • (Marking of the OSCE has changed from checklist marking to a domain-based marking scheme in 2022)
  • Questions: 16 OSCE Stations + 2 Rest stations
  • Length: 8 minutes per station
  • Eligibility: Passes in previous 2 exams. 24 months experience post qualification (At least 6 months ED experience post intern year
  • Fee: £488
  • Location: RCEM Octavia House, Ayres Street, London
  • Next Sitting: 03-14th June 2024
  • Next Application Window: 18 – 25th March 2024

*Ensure to register for the OSCE as soon as applications open as there is a first come first served element to the Oversubscription criteria.*

To be awarded the title of Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine by exam, a pass in all three MRCEM exams is needed. Completion of these exams is also needed for progression to ASTEM.

Andy’s original blog with resources for exams