We know how hard it can be to pass the exams and how difficult it can be to find time to revise. That is why we decided to develop this website.  You will find a huge array of resources to help you revise for and pass your exams.  

In recent years the FCEM pass rates have been dropping:

  • 60.3% in 2008-09
  • 50.8% in 2009-10
  • 48.9% in 2010-11
  • 46.7% in 2011-12

This makes it vital to maximise your chances of passing (ideally first time!).  There are plenty of hints and tips on each aspect of the exams as well as past papers and clinical content.  This site also extends beyond the exams with advice on getting through the Consultant interviews. 

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About Us

This site was devised by and is maintained by Consultants in Emergency Medicine.

Colin Dibble

Colin Dibble

Mr Colin Dibble 

I qualified from University of Zimbabwe (where I am from originally) in 1994. I spent 2 years post qualification in the central teaching hospitals before going out into the Zimbabwe rural areas where I worked for 4 years doing everything (as the only doctor); a tremendous, though at times scary, experience. 

I came to UK in 2000 and since then I have completed all my basic and specialist training in the North West region, initially with the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), as I have extensive pre-hospital experience with the Harare Fire & Ambulance Service, then the MRCS (A&E) also from Edinburgh. I underwent the A&E registrar training programme in NW and gained the FCEM exam in May 2007 and my CCT in April 2008. I am an instructor in ALS, APLS and ATLS, though I only actually instruct on ATLS anymore (time constraints).

I have recently moved to Orange, New South Wales to work in the sun in a regional base hospital and trauma unit.


Dr Nick Gili

I qualified from the University of Sheffield in 1998 and spent the first 18 months in South Yorkshire before coming across to Stockport to do a Critical Care rotation.  I started my specialist training in the North West and have stayed there since then.  

I took my FCEM in November 2007 and luckily managed to pass first time!   I received my CCT in December 2008 and I started as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Oldham Hospital in early 2009.  Soon after that I took up the role of Clinical Director in Urgent Care and have been doing it ever since.

I have now taken over the running of the website with my wife Kate and we have been working hard updating and transferring all the content over to the new website.

Nick Gili

Nick Gili