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Name of entrance examination to admit candidates for residency program in UAE currently known as EMSTREX is changed to EMREE (Emirates Medical Residency Entrance Examination) as per the direction of National Institute of Health Specialities (NIHS) from 2019 onwards.


EMREE - 2019/20

There are some major changes to the examination EMREE starting this year.  Please find below the changes.

  • Candidates from any nationality irrespective of their UAE residency status can sit for the examination.  In short this means that Emirates ID which is the proof of UAE residency is no longer a mandatory requirement to appear for the examination.
  • Number of repeat attempts for the exams are redefined.  Users who did not pass in all of the previous exams can repeat any number of times.  However candidates who got a pass score in the any of the previous examinations will be allowed to repeat only once in an academic year.
  • The pass percentage for the exam is now set as 65%.

Exam venue Location information


Examination Dates (2019/20)

Enrollment Start

Enrollment Ends

Examination Date

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020



Examination Dates for Pharmacy/Dental Residency Entrance (2019/20)

Enrollment Start

Enrollment Ends

Examination Date

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tuesday, March 3 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020



Important Note :

Seats are limited for each examination and enrollment will be purely on 1st come 1st serve. To avoid disappointment, we encourage candidates to register early.

Exam enrollment closes when the seats are full irrespective of the closing dates mentioned.


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