FRCEM Primary Revision Material

The FRCEM Primary is a 3-hour exam comprising 180 single-best-answer questions. The exam is weighted heavily towards anatomy and physiology, each constituting a third of the total exam, hence the additional suggestions for those particularly components.

FRCEM Primary Revision Course - 22nd & 23rd October 2020

FRCEM Primary Revision course 

22nd & 23rd October 2020 - CANCELLED

Due to the need for social distancing, all of our face to face courses have been cancelled up until the end of the year. We hope to run a course in Spring 2021. 

This is a two-day intensive revision course covering The RCEM basic sciences curriculum for FRCEM Primary exam. It is delivered by series of basic sciences, exam focused, presentations with mock SBA

Topics covered:

  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Basic Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Microbiology and
  • Immunology

This course is FREE to East of England Emergency Medicine trainees; however a £50.00 deposit is required to book a place which will be retained if you fail to attend the course or fail to provide 7 working days notice that you are unable to attend. 

There is a maximum of 20 spaces available.  Your place on the course is not confirmed until we have received your deposit.

To book a place please email: Anna Frost

In your email please state your grade, your employing trust and when you will be sitting the exam. 

Reading Material

Disclaimer: The following section is prepared by East of England trainees and is based on suggestions from current and previous trainees. Materials featured here do not constitute formal recommendation or endorsement by Health Education England or the School.

Overview Revision Suggestions

Revision Notes for FRCEM Primary - Mark Harrison

FRCEM Primary: All-In-One Notes - Moussa Issa

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1


Anatomy Reading Suggestions

Snells Clinical Anatomy by Regions

Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students and Junior Doctors - Harrold Ellis, Vishy Mahadevan


Physiology Reading Suggestions

Wikibooks Human Physiology (free, open source)

Deranged Physiology (FOAM for Critical Care Physiology)


Question Banks

RCEMLearning (free)

Various subscription-based online question banks

Practice Questions

Disclaimer: The following materials are prepared by East of England EM trainees.

Sample Questions from Colchester Hospital ED Registrar Teachings

Files are designed to be viewed in Slideshow mode.

Session 1 (10 Questions)

Session 2 (9 questions)

Session 3 (8 questions)

Session 4 (9 questions)

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7 (9 questions)

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