The Fellowship Examination of the College of Emergency Medicine (FCEM) includes an assessment of critical appraisal knowledge and skills. In the academic section of the FCEM, the written paper consists of a series of questions exploring the candidate’s ability to critique and appraise a paper.
In the last year we've noticed a large number of FCEM candidates using our critical appraisal training resources to help them pass the exam. We have options for every budget and learning style. The Doctors' Guide to Critical Appraisal book is popular option. The book is considered by many to be mandatory reading for the FCEM. It is a comprehensive account of critical appraisal, with a unique approach to the subject, starting from first principles.
The Critical Appraisal Online Course is a comprehensive multimedia resource. Presentations with audio narration, exercises and printable handouts are streamed directly to your computer. The Critical Appraisal Masterclass is an intensive course which covers the entire curriculum in one day. The Critical Appraisal Workshop lasts two days and is ideal for the FCEM as delegates practice appraising a range of clinical papers under supervision.
The handy tips we give you make the FCEM simple to pass! Best of all, the Masterclass and Workshop include a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal, access to the Online Course and use interactive digital handsets to test your understanding (without embarrassing you!), making the events unbeatable value for money.
"I have just found out I passed the FCEM critical appraisal exam having done both your online course and a weekend course in London. I am hugely grateful to the Superego Cafe Team for making critical appraisal interesting and do-able, with different formats for different types of learning. A big thank you!"
Helen Willis, Emergency Medicine
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that I had finally been taught it by someone who actually understood critical appraisal. I usually leave tutorials on critical appraisal more confused than I started. I have already recommended your course to friends and colleagues both in the UK and Ireland."
Niamh Collins, Emergency Medicine
"Many thanks for writing such an excellent book and for running an excellent online course. Both the book and the course makes it easy to understand statistics. I know at least six SpRs who read your book and passed the critical appraisal FCEM exam (which is one of the parts of exit exam in Emergency Medicine). This exam is quite tough and your book and the course help in understanding of the terms which makes it easy to write the applied answers."
Rajnish Mittal, Emergency Medicine