Emergency medicine physicians work within both public and private facilities, playing a key role in trauma and retrieval teams and in the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems. Emergency medicine physicians work closely with other important healthcare practitioners such as paramedics, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, mental health clinicians and other doctors to ensure that patients passing through emergency departments receive the highest possible standard of care.
5 years full-time (1 year provisional training, 4 years advanced training)
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact ACEM.
Emergency medicine training commences with a provisional training year open to any registered medical practitioner, followed by College selection to an advanced training program which is undertaken over a minimum of two sites (one of which must be designated as major referral and one as urban district or rural/regional), with the balance of training time including non-emergency department training. Advanced training equips trainees with the knowledge, skills and aptitudes as outlined across the eight domains of the ACEM curriculum framework. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for election to Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM)
Applicants must hold general registration with the Medical Board of Australia, have Australian Citizenship; Permanent Residency status or all necessary approvals to undertake training in Australia including an appropriate visa. Applicants require a minimum of 2 years postgraduate medical experience and have completed the following: A minimum of one full term in emergency medicine, completed in or after PGY2 in Australia in the last two years and a minimum of two full terms in two different disciplines other than emergency medicine. A full term is defined as a minimum of 8 weeks full time equivalent of clinical work, exclusive of any leave. Locum work is not included. Terms in emergency medicine during PGY1 are not included. Terms in disciplines other than emergency medicine may be completed outside Australia and New Zealand, and may include terms undertaken during PGY1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to undertake terms in disciplines other than emergency medicine in their second (and subsequent, where applicable) postgraduate years in order to diversify their experience.
Minimum 50% of full-time commitment. Training must be completed within 12 years.
Allowed up to 2 years.