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MCEM NOTICES

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Candidates are advised that the College recommends UK guidelines and procedures and therefore will follow these in the College examinations. Rarely there may be SIGN or other international guidelines utilised.

Important examination application information

Potential applicants for the Membership and Fellowship examinations are advised that the College will be moving to electronic applications in the Spring of 2015.

The first examination will be the Membership Part A for June.  Applicants should note that there will be a fixed window of application -  there will be no opportunity to apply via paper applications and there will be no allowance for late applications.

Schools of emergency medicine have been informed so that they can support applicants. 

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MCEM Part C Examination results - Autumn 2014 diet - Published 19th December 2014

The results for the MCEM Part C held in November 2014 are now available to download here: MCEM Part C results Autumn 2014

If you do not know your candidate number please refer to previous correspondence.  Please do not email or telephone the office.

Please note that from Spring 2015 all application will be processed online therefore you will not be emailed a resit form.  Result letters and feedback will be sent shortly.

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MCEM Part A Examination – 4th December 2014 - published 18th December 2014

The MCEM Part A Results for the 4th December 2014 sitting are now available to download  MCEM Part A - December 2014 Result List

If you do not know your candidate number please refer to previous correspondence.  Please do not email or telephone the office.

The result letters will be posted to candidates the week beginning 12th January 2015.

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Spring 2015 Parts B and C Examination

Candidates applying for the MCEM Part B examination in Spring 2015, please note that the College will now be holding the examination at regional venues in Leeds, Edinburgh and Dublin as well as London.  Please indicate on the front of the application form your preferred examination venue.  If no examination venue has been indicated you will automatically be entered in to the London venue.  Places are limited at venues outside of London and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Confirmation of examination venue will only be provided once the closing date has passed and all application forms have been logged.  

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5pm Friday 5th December 2014.  

For those candidates who have applied for MCEM Part A examination 4th December 2014, you will be permitted to submit an application for the MCEM Parts B & C pending your Part A result.  The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 5th December 2014.  When applying please annotate on the front of the form that your Part A result is pending. If you are not successful at the Part A examination your Part B and C application form will be returned to you.

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MCEM Part B Examination – Autumn 2014 - published 23rd October 2014

The MCEM Part B Results for the sitting in London Autumn 2014 are now available to download  MCEM Part B results 9th October 2014

If you do not know your candidate number please refer to previous correspondence.  Please do not email or telephone the office.

The appropriate application form for those candidates that were unsuccessful will be emailed during the week beginning 3rd November 2014.  Candidates who were not successful in the Autumn 2014 sitting are permitted to apply for the Spring 2015 sitting.  The closing date for the completed application form(s) and appropriate fees is Friday, 5th December 2014 (5.00pm).

Those candidates that have now exceeded the 4 years permitted to complete the full MCEM examination will be sent the appropriate Part A application form.
 

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MCEM Part A Examination – 4TH December 2014 (CAIRO) - Posted 15th September 2014

After careful consideration the College has made the decision to cancel the Part A examination which was due to take place on 4th December in Cairo.

Candidates that would have sat the examination in Cairo are therefore permitted to apply to sit the Part A examination in India or the UK.

The Administrator in India is A.B.Sayeed, email address sayeed_a@apollohospitals.com and confirm that candidates should email A. B. Sayeed for details of where they must submit their completed Part A application form and fee.

Candidates who wish to sit the Part A examination in the UK should submit their completed Part A application form and fee to Miss Tracey Martin, Examinations Officer, 7 – 9 Bream’s Buildings, London, EC4A 1DT

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MCEM Parts B & C India December 2014

Places at the MCEM Part C in Chennai scheduled the week beginning 1st December 2014 are limited to a maximum of 90 candidates and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Candidates should note that the regulations for eligibility are the same as in the UK and candidates are recommended to read the MCEM Regulations for Spring 2014 onwards and the MCEM Regulations for International Centres 2013

To apply please contact A.B. Sayeed India contact (Parts A, B and C): Email:  sayeed_a@apollohospitals.com




FCEM Spring 2015 SAQ Critical Appraisal (CT3 and above)

For those candidates who are sitting the Part C examination (20th to 28th November 2014) you will be permitted to submit an application for the FCEM SAQ Critical Appraisal (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria) pending your Part C result.  The closing date for the FCEM SAQ Critical Appraisal applications is 5pm Monday 8th December 2014.  When applying please annotate on the front of the form that your Part C result is pending.  If you are not successful at the Part C examination your FCEM SAQ Critical Appraisal application form will be returned to you.

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MCEM REGULATIONS

Entry to the Membership Examination of the College of Emergency Medicine (MCEM) is based on regulations published on the College’s website. These regulations are updated regularly and candidates are advised to look at the regulations for the diet of the current and future examinations before applying.

The regulations for the UK examinations have been revised for the MCEM from Spring 2014 onwards.

A trainee who is otherwise eligible may take MCEM Parts B and C, 36 months after qualification as a doctor (including internship/FY1 year). In the UK this is during the second year of Emergency Medicine training in ACCS although many candidates find it helpful to delay the examination until entry into the third year of training in the UK (CT3).

For trainees enrolled on the Emergency Medicine training programme at Apollo Hospitals in India, this will usually be after the end of their second year of Emergency Medicine training even though they might be enrolled in a three-year training programme.

It is recognised that the examination itself is but one part of the development and evidence of competence needed for autonomous practice after completion of core Emergency Medicine training. Additional experience will be needed over and above the 36 months minimum for eligibility to the exam to practice autonomously.  

Overseas trainees need not be enrolled in a particular hospital’s training programme as long as the post includes formal training opportunities (lectures/tutorials) and the candidate can demonstrate that they have had regular appraisal and educational development meetings. These will usually be records of appraisal meetings and of educational sessions attended/course certfiicates.

Candidates who wish overseas experience to be counted, MUST ensure every post has been signed off by the educational supervisor for that post. Failure to complete the form correctly will mean you will not be accepted for the examination.

Please note you MUST have a valid visa before applying for the examination. Regulations for international examinations are available here.

 

Appeals

Appeals procedure for Fellowship and Membership examinations (updated July 2012)

 

Resus Guidelines

The College recommends following the UK Resuscitation Council guidelines and ATLS guidelines. However, candidates who work in hospitals that use different guidelines may state the name/source of the  alternative guideline  (for example ERC or AHA) they are following if it differs from the UK guidelines.  The College recommends following the most recent UKRC guideline – but when these change, it is acceptable to state the old guideline for up to 6 months after the change.

 

Preparing for the examination

Candidates should note that the exam requires considerable preparation. The College recommends that candidates have the best chance of success in the exam if they are closely supervised in the period of preparation. Specifically the College recommends that the candidate receives regular focused training in clinical skills and regular feedback on their performance. This supervision and support would appear to be crucial in success, as evidenced by the success rate of the trainees in taking the examination compared to doctors who do not have the standard of supervision received in training posts.

MCEM Results Autumn 2011 – Summer 2012:

% of candidates who passed - non trainees% of candidates who passed - trainees
Part A

40%

61%

Part B

49%

84%

Part C

25%

71%


MCEM APPLICATIONS

Resit candidates

Please note that candidates who wish to resit after the recent examination, will be emailed a resit form. Please do not use the forms on this page for resit application.

The Syllabus and curriculum for the Part A and Part B/C can be found on the curriculum page of this website Curriculum from August 2010

Please note that candidates who are re-sitting the MCEM Part C (OSCE) will not have priority places reserved for them in the OSCE. Therefore in order to ensure that you have a place in the OSCE, candidates for resits are advised to apply immediately after the last diet for the subsequent diet.

International Centres

The Membership Examination (Part B and C)  is held in India and Singapore in each location once every year.

Application forms and details for MCEM international centres