Membership Exam


FSEM (UK) Membership Examination in Sport and Exercise Medicine

The Membership Exam in Sport and Exercise Medicine is designed to assess knowledge, skills, competence and professional attitudes required of a doctor who wishes to practice as a Sport and Exercise Medicine physician in the United Kingdom.

Passing parts 1 and 2 of the FSEM (UK) Membership Exam is a requirement for an application to Membership (MFSEM) and it is part of the requirements for Fellowship (FFSEM).


There are two parts to the yearly exam run by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) on behalf of the FSEM (UK). Full information, closing dates and the booking process can be found on the RCSEd Examinations pages for Part 1 and for Part 2.

Part 2

The next part 2 exam will be held in Edinburgh on 22 April 2021

Part 1

The next part 1 exam will be held on 8 September 2021

Due to current uncertainty, upcoming exam dates are subject to change at short notice. Please refer to the RSCEd Examinations pages for the latest information.

Candidates must pass the part 1 exam before applying for part 2

Passing the exam is an essential criteria for obtaining a Certificate of Completion of Training (CTC) in SEM.

The navigation to the left will take you through the curriculum, reading list, revision courses and details on our Diploma Ceremony.

Training Pathways

Information about Higher Specialty Training in Sport and Exercise Medicine and the pathway to Fellowship can be found on our training pathways page.