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Career Pathways Guide

Emergency Medicine


Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

College website

Entry Requirements

General medical registration
Completion of PGY2
1. Emergency Medicine term in PGY2 or later
2. Non-ED terms
Note: Above are required by application closing date

Annual administrative cost

$1,000 - $1,999

What is it?

Emergency medicine clinicians are 'acute generalists' with specialist skills in resuscitation and diagnosis in the acute phase of illness.  

With a strong belief in evidence-based medicine and a wide range of procedural and technical skills, emergency medicine clinicians provide care for patients in all age groups and with a wide range of clinical needs.


Initial Application Cycle

May - October

Application Cycle Details

To commence training at the start of the following Medical Training year.


Detailed Cost

Annual Training Fee: AUD $1,601

Primary Examination Fee (Written): AUD $1,896

Primary Examination Fee (Viva): AUD $2,106

Fellowship Examination Fee (Written): AUD $2,491

Fellowship Examination Fee (Clinical OSCE): AUD $3,521

Total training time



Training requirements

5 years (full-time)

  • 12 months (full-time) Provisional Training
  • 48 months (full-time) Advanced Training (including 6 months (full-time) in critical care, 6 months of discretionary training and 6 months non-ED time)  

Up to 6 months (full-time) during Provisional Training and 12 months (full-time) during Advanced Training may be undertaken in overseas training positions with prior approval. 

Number of assessments per annum

< 5

Assessment details

Provisional Training: ACEM Primary Examination (written and viva)

Advanced Training: ACEM Fellowship Examination (written and clinical) 

Workplace Based Assessments required during Emergency Medicine Placements in Advanced Training

Main assessment cost


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