Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine is a career that involves exposure to a wide-variety of physical, behavioural and life-threatening emergencies, in a fast-paced and high-acuity clinical environment. An Emergency Medicine Physician is a trained medical doctor that specialises in the prompt recognition, stabilisation and delivery of immediate care to the critically unwell patient.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • Have an Australian or New Zealand primary medical degree
  • Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or necessary visa
  • Have full general registration with AHPRA
  • Be at least third postgraduate year (PGY3)
  • Have one 6-month (FTE) ED placement in a single Emergency Department
  • Have three placements in three different disciplines other than emergency medicine (at least one must have been completed during or after PGY2).

Please refer to acem.org.au for a more detailed explanation on entry requirements.

Application Process

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae Form
  • Selection References – Four referees (including at least two FACEMs)
  • Institutional Reference from the Direction of Emergency Department from your most recently completed 6 months ED placement
  • Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

Structured 5 year training program consisting of:

12 months of Provisional Training

  • 6 months core emergency training
  • 6 months in approved rotations (emergency or non-emergency)
  • Primary Examination (Written and Viva)

 

48 months of Advanced Training

  • 30 months Core Emergency training
  • 6 months critical care training (Anaesthesia and/or Intensive Care) other non-ED rotations
  • 6 months non-ED rotations and 6 months ‘Discretionary’ training
  • Paediatric Requirement
  • Research Requirement
  • Fellowship Exam (Written and OSCE)

Annual Fee:

AUD $2,003

Exam Fee:

Primary examination (written): AUD $1,982
Primary examination (viva): AUD $2,202
Fellowship examination (written): $2,604
Fellowship examination (OSCE): $3,681

Selection into training fee:

AUD $1,050

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Note that this represents one of the quickest routes to specialty training, and may not reflect additional HMO or unaccredited years of training.
Year 1
Internship
Year 2
General/Critical Care Year, ideally with 6 months ED placement
Year 3
Commence Emergency Medicine Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
Last Updated: January 24, 2022
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine is a career that involves exposure to a wide-variety of physical, behavioural and life-threatening emergencies, in a fast-paced and high-acuity clinical environment. An Emergency Medicine Physician is a trained medical doctor that specialises in the prompt recognition, stabilisation and delivery of immediate care to the critically unwell patient.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • Have an Australian or New Zealand primary medical degree
  • Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or necessary visa
  • Have full general registration with AHPRA
  • Be at least third postgraduate year (PGY3)
  • Have one 6-month (FTE) ED placement in a single Emergency Department
  • Have three placements in three different disciplines other than emergency medicine (at least one must have been completed during or after PGY2).

Please refer to acem.org.au for a more detailed explanation on entry requirements.

Application Process

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae Form
  • Selection References – Four referees (including at least two FACEMs)
  • Institutional Reference from the Direction of Emergency Department from your most recently completed 6 months ED placement
  • Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

Program Structure

Structured 5 year training program consisting of:

12 months of Provisional Training

  • 6 months core emergency training
  • 6 months in approved rotations (emergency or non-emergency)
  • Primary Examination (Written and Viva)

 

48 months of Advanced Training

  • 30 months Core Emergency training
  • 6 months critical care training (Anaesthesia and/or Intensive Care) other non-ED rotations
  • 6 months non-ED rotations and 6 months ‘Discretionary’ training
  • Paediatric Requirement
  • Research Requirement
  • Fellowship Exam (Written and OSCE)

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $2,003

Exam Fee:

Primary examination (written): AUD $1,982
Primary examination (viva): AUD $2,202
Fellowship examination (written): $2,604
Fellowship examination (OSCE): $3,681

Selection into training fee:

AUD $1,050

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY3

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
General/Critical Care Year, ideally with 6 months ED placement
Year 3
Commence Emergency Medicine Advanced Training
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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