FSEM (UK) Membership Examination

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine oversees the FSEM (UK) Membership Examination in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).  

The exam 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 and is suitable for all Doctors with an interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

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

In October 2016 the FSEM (UK) removed the requirement for doctors to spend 40% of their working week in SEM to qualify for Membership, making membership accessible to all Doctors with an interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

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There are two parts to the yearly exam, held under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) on behalf of the FSEM. Full information, closing dates and the booking process can be found on the RCSEd Examinations webpage

Part 2 - 26 April 2018 Edinburgh

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

Please note:Passing the exam is an essential, but insufficient criterion for obtaining a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in SEM. All applications will be considered on a first come first served basis.

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The exam is based on the curriculum for Sport and Exercise Medicine. SEM Registrars and candidates are highly advised to become familiar with the SEM curriculum on the JRCPTB website. The syllabus is formatted to mirror the curriculum. 


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Diploma Ceremony

The FSEM hold a Diploma Ceremony each year to award new Members and Fellows, full details can be found on our Diploma Ceremony webpage.


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Reading List

The FSEM has compiled a useful reading list for the FSEM Membership Exam.


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The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) run revision courses for the FSEM Membership Exam in SEM.

BASEM  Revision Course Part 1 BASEM  Revision Course Part 2


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The GMC Gold Guide is a reference guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK.



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