Is it mandatory to have Emirates ID to appear for the EMREE examination?
Emirates ID is preferable to verify the identity. For those who do not possess Emirates Residency, it is mandatory to have their valid passport.
I don't have visa to come to UAE for appearing the exam. Will you be providing visa for the candidates?
Getting a visa to come to UAE for appearing the examination is the responsibility of the registrant. UAE university as well as the 3 healh authrorities of EMREE consortium are not responsible for this. However on successful
entry in to the residency program, the respective authorities will take care of processing your UAE residence visa.
Is it true that we should attempt the EMRRE withing 2 years from the graduation date?
Please check with the respective authority who is taking the candidates for the residency program for the exact details as there is different cirtieria with each one.
How many exams are conducted in a year?
The number of exams is decided every year by the three consortium members (HAAD, DHA and MOH). These numbers could change each year depending upon the availability of residency intake and several other factors. But the exam dates will be notified to the public well in advance.
If I registered and enrolled for an examination, is it possible to cancel that examination?
No. As per the UAE University policy we are unable to refund any fees collected towards the registration for the examination.
Is it necessary to pass TOEFL to appear for the EMREE examination?
No. There is no requirement of TOEFL to appear for EMREE. However, please check the entry requirements of the residency program for HAAD, DHA and MOH who set their own entry requirements which is the next step after passing the examination.
What is the procedure after passing the examination?
Passing the examination is one of the requirements for applying for the residency training programme. The candidates should apply to each individual consortium (HAAD, DHA, MOH) with relevant documents for their residency programs.
How do I enroll for the examination?
First you have to register in our website with all the relevant registration details. After registration once you click the examinations link from the menu, you will be shown the examination which is accepting enrollments with an enroll link next to it. Once you click the enrollment link it will direct you to the online payment system where you can pay for the examination fees. Once the payment is successful, you will be enrolled in the examination automatically and a payment receipt will be generated for you.
How many seats are available for the residency programs?
The total number of seats as well as the seats available in each discipline is not known to the NIHS, UAE. Candidates need to check this with the respective consortium for this.
How many questions are there for the examination and what is the duration of the examination?
There are 120 multiple choice questions (with only one correct answer) which needs to be answered in a session lasting 3 hours. Marks are not deducted for incorrect answers (no negative marking).
How the questions are divided in to different disciplines?
The 120 questions are divided in to the following disciplines Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, Publich Health, Psychiatry and Community Medicine. All disciplines have fairly equal distribution except the last 2 disciplines which has less representation compared to others. Futher information is available in BluePrint.
For calculating the final result, are all the answers to the 120 questions included?
After each examination, all the responses from all the candidates and the performance of each individual question undergo a standard and systematic psychometric analysis. Poorly performing questions are removed before recalculating the final result to make the examination result more meaningful and fairer to all candidates.
I got the result transcript with the percentage score of individual discipline as well as the total percentage score. But when I average the percentage score of individual disciplines I am not getting the same percentage as the total score. Why is it so?
The number of questions in each discipline varies and hence you cannot average the individual discipline percentages to get the total percentage. The weighting of each individual question is proportional to the total number of questions in each discipline. The individual discipline percentage is derived by dividing the marks obtained in that discipline by the number of questions in that discipline multiplied by 100. Similarly the total percentage is obtained by the total marks obtained divided by the total number of questions multiplied by 100. Some of the questions are linked to multiple disciplines as well, which makes it more complicated to do a straight forward calculation.
I got the result transcript in pdf format from the website, do I need to come and collect another transcript from the NIHS Office?
The transcript (pdf format) you got from the website is accepted by all the three Health Authorities. There will be no printed transcript provided from Examination Board office of NIHS .
Noticed some of the exams has more than 120 questions? How does it affect my score?
We do put some test questions which are not intended for scoring, and hence you find some additional questions. We are giving additional timing to answer these questions, and it should in no way affect the candidate's score.
How does retakes affect my chances?
Your each attempts whether pass or fail is marked in your transcript along with the score obtained. These details are forwarded to respective health authorities as well. The more retakes you have, lesser is the chance of you getting considered by the health authorities.