Dr. Moussa Issa

MBBS, MRCEM, FRCEM, MSc, PhD Candidate(Lancaster University/UK)

​Consultant Emergency Medicine

Author, Editor-In-Chief & Company Director


MBBS (Unikin, 2006)

MRCEM (The United Kingdom, 2017)

FRCEM (The United Kingdom, 2019)

MSc Public Health (University of Limerick, 2021)

PhD Candidate (Lancaster University/UK)

Author of Moussa Issa Books

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My Story

The face behind one of the most widely sought acclaimed books, the Moussa Issa book, has now become a name synonymous with success in the FRCEM Exams. Dr Issa’s journey started from a remote area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here is the quintessential story of a small-town boy who makes it prominent with sheer determination and hard work.
Raised in and educated in French as his first language, he graduated from the University of Kinshasa Medical School in 2006. After his medical graduation, he flew to South Africa to complete 24 months of medical internship with the Mafikeng Provincial Hospital. From 2010 to 2012, Dr Issa worked as SHO in Urology and General Surgery. He then served as Registrar in General Surgery in Cape Town. His extensive background in the surgical fields would later lay the foundation for the array of trauma cases he would see as an Emergency physician, supplying him with the added advantage to treat the most complex traumas masterfully.
Always ready to grow and driven by his desire & appetite for learning Medicine in all its aspects, Dr Issa found the best way to achieve that would be to switch to emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine granted the transition and the path to enable his vast knowledge and skills to the fullest.
Therefore, he would first need to clear the FRCEM exams. With a limited number of resources and just one book available in the market at that time, Dr Issa took upon himself the mammoth task of compiling his notes according to the equally intensive & exhaustive syllabus. Hence, the birth of the highly acclaimed FRCEM Exam series of books (FRCEM Primary All-In-One Notes, FRCEM Intermediate Short Answer Question, FRCEM Final Critical Appraisal and FRCEM Final Clinical Short Answer Question). To date, the books are being used worldwide by ED Doctors in their preparation for these exams. Upon completing his MRCEM in 2017; It took him only six months to complete the four parts of the FRCEM final exams, granting him the Fellowship of the Royal Emergency Medicine College (FRCEM) in 2019. In addition to his training in Emergency Medicine, Dr Moussa Issa holds a Master in Public Health from the University of Limerick in Ireland.
He is enthusiastic about biomedical research and medical education, with a particular interest in implementing prehospital care in low-income countries, the reason why he has been offered a PhD position in Public health and HealthCare Systems by the University of Lancaster since September 2021.
Dr Moussa P. Issa

Academic publications

Issa, M., & Abadin, Z. U. (2021). A Nearly Missed Pancoast Tumour From Isolated Persistent Leg Pain. Cureus, 13(5), e15328.

Issa, M., Dunne, S. & Dunne, C. Hand hygiene practices for prevention of healthcare-associated infections associated with admitted infectious patients in the emergency department: a systematic review. Ir J Med Sci (2022).

Blog posts

Moussa Issa (2021). La réanimation cardio-respiratoire & ACLS 2020: “Quoi de neuf”? Available at:

Moussa Issa (2020). Is Hydroxychloroquine a proven treatment for COVID-19? Available at:

Moussa Issa (2020). Coronavirus: COVID-19 Is Now Officially A Pandemic, WHO Says. Available at:

Moussa Issa (2020). COVID-19: What Should you know? Available at:

Medical Books

  1. October 2015: MRCEM Part A "All-In-One Notes"

  2. January 2016: MRCEM Primary "All-In-One Notes"

  3. September 2017: MRCEM Intermediate SAQ

  4. August 2018: Critical Appraisal Made Easy

  5. February 2019: FRCEM Primary

  6. March 2019: FRCEM Intermediate SAQ

  7. March 2019: FRCEM Final Clinical SAQ

  8. January 2022: Procedural & Ultrasound Skills in the Emergency Department


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