In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), medical, dental and pharmaceutical graduates can apply for a residency program in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or the rest of emirates. In order to do so, applicants must take the Emirates Medical Residency Entrance Examination (EMREE) which was previously called the EMSTREX. The EMREE is a three-hour exam consisting of 120 MCQs. It is conceptualized in a way to assess the ability to apply clinical understanding, make clinical judgements, take responsibility for prioritizing diagnosis or problem list, planning investigation, selecting a plan for immediate management or long-term management and assessing prognosis. The medical topics tested in the EMREE is distributed between Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Internal Medicine, General Surgery and General Pediatrics as well as Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Public Health. Furthermore, 95% of the questions are based on clinical scenarios and assess clinical reasoning. The EMREE is conducted by the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, UAE. The College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University have provided sample questions that can be found online through their website to familiarize candidates with the nature of the exam which is found here. The pass mark for candidates is set at 65% and once the candidate pass the exam, they can not re-attempt the exam once again in the same year. Therefore, good study plan and high score is the aim for every candidate and not just the pass mark as medical residency programs in the UAE are very competitive.
The EMREE is usually conducted more than 6 times each year with the examination period typically occurring between the end of December to March of each year. Registration dates are usually found on the University website here and the registration occurs online with candidates uploading their passport copy to book a seat. The examination seats are first come first reserve policy. Starting from the academic year 2019-20, the requirement for UAE residency has been removed for Emirates Residency Program. So Emirates ID, which is the proof of UAE residency is not required any longer to undertake the EMREE. However, each residency training program have their own rules and regulations regarding acceptance into the residency program in the UAE.
After Candidates pass the EMREE, they can either apply to Dubai Residency Training Program (DRTP), Abu Dhabi Medical Residency Program (TANSEEQ), or to the rest of the Emirates through the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) residency program. Applications are submitted online every year between March and May and the result of the matching is announced by no later than July or August. Each residency program have its own rules and regulations and candidates must check each requirement before they apply.
Candidates must plan ahead of time to attempt the EMREE to try and get the highest score possible as the residency program in the UAE is very competitive and have limited seats. Therefore, Better Mentors will help the candidates in preparing them best by providing mentors that have previously passed the exam with high scores and are expert in the concept of exam preparations. Join us now and start your free trial session with the mentor of your choice