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MCEM NOTICES

Spring 2015 Parts B & C

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 5thDecember 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 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 Examinations – India June 2014

MCEM Part C results - published 27th June 2014

The MCEM Parts B & C results for the sitting in Hyderabad June 2014 are now available to download MCEM Part B & C results India June 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 30th June 2014. Candidates who were not successful in the June 2014 sitting are permitted to apply for the December 2014 sitting in Chennai.  The closing date for the completed application form(s) and appropriate fees is Friday, 3rd October 2014 (5.00pm).  Places for the Part C are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.  To apply please contact A.B. Sayeed India contact (Parts A, B and C): email sayeed_a@apollohospitals.com  

Feedback for the examinations will be sent the week beginning 21st July as per MCEM regulations.

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 – 4TH JUNE 2014 – RESULTS (Posted Tuesday, 24th June 2014)

The MCEM Part A Results for the June 2014 sitting are now available to download MCEM Part A - June 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 and any resit application forms will be posted to candidates the week beginning 30th June 2014.  The closing date for the completed application forms and appropriate fees is 3rd October 2014 (5.00pm).




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

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MCEM Part C Examination - Spring 2014

MCEM Part C results - published 23rd May 2014

The MCEM Part C Results for the sitting in London spring 2014 are now available to download MCEM Part C Spring 2014 results
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 26th May 2014. Candidates who were not successful in the Spring 2014 sitting are permitted to apply for the Autumn 2014 sitting. The closing date for the completed application form(s) and appropriate fees is Friday, 11th July 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.




Contact details for the Examinations Department are available here.

 


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

The application forms for Part B & C have been revised, future applicants should use the new forms.

MCEM Parts B and C Application Form

 

Spring 2015 Parts B & C

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 5thDecember 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.

Resit candidates

Please note that candidates who wish to resit after the recent examination, will be sent a resit form with their formal letter of results. 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