The Emergency Medicine Review Course

The EMR Course 2018 – Open for Registration 2nd January 2018


The EM Review 18 Course (interactive Course) is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the self-directed stream only, please email us at


The Emergency Medicine Review (EM Review) course is offered by the Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Department to guide eligible candidates in preparation for the CCFP (EM) licensing exam.

Over the 19 interactive sessions, a CCFP(EM) lecturer will review the CFPC’s Priority Topics in Emergency Medicine: the core material covered in the exam. A practice written exam and final oral exam are offered at the end of the course. Feedback is provided throughout.


Emergency Medicine Review Course Website


We offer two streams to the EM Review Course:

  1. Interactive Stream – Cost: $2750:
    • Access to online sessions each Tuesday evening from 7-9pm. Includes access to recorded lectures, practice SAMPs, a practice exam, and a live practice oral exam session (5 cases). 
    • We have strict registration caps on this stream to allow for adequate participant involvement each week

  1. Self- Directed Stream -Cost $2000:
    • Access to all online material, including recorded lectures, practice SAMPs, practice exam, and a live practice oral exam session (5 cases). Note: this stream does not include participation in the interactive sessions each week. Instead, the recordings are available for your viewing after each session. 

All seats for 2018 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis starting January 2nd, 2018 at 12:00 (noon) AST by emailing Please indicate which stream you are interested in, in order of preference.

Once your spot has been confirmed in the course, you will receive specific payment details (Note: only cheque is accepted).

Participants are NOT able to reserve a spot before registration opens each year. There is no waiting list before this date.

CME: participants are able to claim up to 39 uncertified CME credits through the CCFP MainPro+ program upon completion of the course.

Weekly Overview:

Practice Short Answer Management Problems (SAMPs) are sent for completion and self-marking one week prior to each session

Practice orals are completed by 1-2 participants while others review

Core material is presented in a case-based format with “SAMP-style”, interactive questioning


Sessions are offered online via Adobe Connect (video, audio, slides and chat features) from February 27th to early July on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AST. All sessions are recorded and available online for review. Course material is available for one year from registration date.

List of Sessions

  • Introduction/ Approach to Exam
  • Airway/Respirology
  • Cardiology
  • Trauma
  • Toxicology
  • Orthopedics/Procedural Sedation
  • Pediatrics
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Neurology/Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Infectious Disease/Dermatology
  • Environmental
  • Ophthalmology/ ENT
  • Hematology/Oncology/Rheumatology
  • Endocrine
  • Statistic/Evidence Based Medicine
  • Administrative/Resource
  • Written Exam Review
  • Final Oral Exam Practice


Registration opens in January by contacting to reserve your spot. The course fills up quickly as spaces are limited to ensure adequate participant involvement.


The EMR course is $2,750 for practice eligible candidates. Payments are made via cheque and specific payment details will be sent out to those who have registered as above.


Testimonials From Recent Participants

For practice eligible physicians, this course is a definite must. It will provide you with the tools necessary to pass on your first attempt.

Excellent preparation course for the exam. Very responsive to feedback. Made the formidable task of preparation more manageable.

No doubt this course was completely invaluable in preparing me for the EM exam. The sample SAMPS and oral exam examples are perfectly aligned with what you’ll see in the actual exam.

Very highly recommended – it shows you HOW to study, not just what to study.

Excellent course – thorough and comprehensive review of topics relevant for the CCFP-EM exam. Provided an extremely useful framework for approaching the oral and written exam.

I have no doubt that I would have failed the exam had I not done this prep course. It keeps you honest in your studies.


I wrote the EM exam in the fall, as a practice eligible candidate who had been out 8 years, working part time in ED and as a part time family doc.

The on-line course I took via the Saint John group is very worthwhile. A friend of mine failed the exam the first time he wrote it (studied independently) and passed the exam after taking this course. In his words, the course is essential.

I completely agree. The course was helpful mainly in helping with ‘examsmanship’. For instance, it is not hard to learn core information, but the EMR course helps with providing how questions are asked, how they are marked and how the practice orals work… I cannot recommend this course higher. I think the course is particularly beneficial to practice eligible candidates.”


“As a practice eligible doc I found the course invaluable.  Trying to study and work full time is hard enough, and I found having a weekly deadline to read/study a certain topic forced me to stay on schedule with my exam preparation.  (No bigger motivator than looking like you have no idea what you’re talking about in front of your peers!)  Having the opportunity to practice the written and oral questions again and again, week after week, made a huge difference when writing the exam.

There is a lot of exam-manship in passing the EM exam, so having a chance to practice, knowing what format to expect, in particular for the oral after being out of residency for a while, made a huge difference.  Honestly, I don’t know if I would have passed without the course.”

“I think the course is spectacular. I really love the weekly thing, it commits you to keeping up. – also helps to reinforce the process. I love how there are all sorts of people from different backgrounds – It’s better than a residency program (not that I have been to one of those recently). I also love the commitment of staff to learning, not just getting the answer correct… Every time I am about to sign out I always think of how glad I am I signed up for the course”




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