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Career Pathways Guide

Emergency Medicine

College

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

College website

www.acem.org.au

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 - $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.

Application

Initial Application Cycle

June - August

Application Cycle Details

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


Application Cost

$1,000 - $1,499

Detailed Cost

Primary Examination Fee (Written): AUD $1,859

Primary Examination Fee (Viva): AUD $2,065

Fellowship Examination Fee (Written): AUD $2,442

Fellowship Examination Fee (Clinical OSCE): AUD $3,452


Total training time

5

Years

Training requirements

TOTAL: 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

$9,000+

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