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|Location||34 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne, VIC|
|College Description||ACEM is the not-for-profit organisation responsible for training emergency medicine physicians and the advancement of professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.|
|Fellowship Name||Fellowship of Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM)|
|Fellowship Description||Fellowship of ACEM enables eligibility for registration with AHPRA as an Emergency Medicine specialist and recognition in the vocational scope of Emergency Medicine in Aotearoa New Zealand. As a Fellow of ACEM you have the support, collaboration and encouragement of the College throughout your Fellowship, can be recognised for more senior roles in the Emergency Department, can contribute to the advancement of Emergency Medicine in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and can use the post nominals FACEM.|
|Indigenous entry pathway||No|
The Emergency Medicine FACEM Training program equips emergency practitioners to become consultants in emergency medicine. The FACEM Training Program is a five year training program. It can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. The training program includes structured training and education, work-place based assessments, research requirements and examinations.
The program has three stages:
ACEM also provides programs in collaboration with other specialty colleges, for combined qualifications in the specialties of Intensive Care (with the College of Intensive Care Medicine, CICM) or Paediatric Emergency Medicine (with the Royal Australian College of Physicians, RACP). These pathways allow you to streamline training in both specialties to achieve joint Fellowship.
To be eligible to apply for selection into FACEM Training, you must satisfy all the following requirements and supply associated supporting documentation by the closing date for your application round.
*Your registration must have no suspension, condition, restriction or undertaking imposed that limits you having unconditional medical registration in Australia or New Zealand as applicable. If you cannot meet this eligibility criteria, you may apply via the Exceptional Circumstances and Special Consideration Policy to have your application for Selection into FACEM Training considered.
* With respect to the minimum term requirements above;
The ACEM selection into FACEM Training process consists of three components:
There are two application rounds each year. Applicants for Selection into FACEM Training who intend to commence training in Australia may apply in either Round 1 or Round 2. Applicants may submit one application per year only.
It is strongly recommended that applications to commence training in New Zealand be submitted in Round 1 to ensure that your enrolment can be completed before the start of the training year.
If you intend to commence training in New South Wales, we recommend applying in Round 1 to ensure that you receive your outcome before state recruitment ends.
All applicants must commence training at the start of the relevant medical training year.
Applications for Round 1 generally open in May and applications for Round 2 generally open in September.
FACEM Training is undertaken in:
Most training is undertaken in Emergency departments. Placements in Critical Care help trainees to consolidate procedural and patient management skills developed in the ED. Non-ED training enables trainees to enhance their patient management skills, and to gain an appreciation of the organisational structure of the ED within the hospital system, the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration to optimise patient care, including patient disposition upon admission.
The FACEM Training Program assessments underscore each of the eight domains of the ACEM Curriculum Framework available here.
Trainees complete a broad range of assessment activities progressively throughout the FACEM Training Program. The assessments ensure the continuous development of knowledge, skills and attributes, leading to attainment of the FACEM.
The FACEM Training Program assessments and requirements include:
Further information regarding FACEM Training Program assessment is available on the College website.
In addition to the Fellowship of ACEM, other emergency medicine training programs are available for those wishing to practice in emergency departments:
The Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC) and Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD) are aimed at providing doctors working in Emergency Departments with adequate knowledge and sufficient clinical experience to be safe, efficient practitioners. These training programs benefit Career Medical Officers, Junior Medical Officers and Visiting Medical Officers, and General Practitioners.
The ACEM Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees to progress through the ACEM training and assessment programs.
Manaaki Mana Strategy: The vision of this strategy is that emergency departments will provide excellent, culturally safe care to Māori, in an environment where Māori patients, whānau and staff feel valued, and where leaders actively seek to eliminate inequities.
ACEM has an Indigenous Health Subcommittee which is responsible for:
The Joseph Epstein Scholarship
This scholarship aims to increase the number of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori specialists in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand.
ACEM Foundation Conference Grant: Promoting Future Indigenous Leaders in Emergency Medicine
ACEM, along with the ACEM Foundation, acknowledge that increasing the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health workforce is an essential step in reducing the current health disparities experienced by Indigenous people.
The grant aims to provide professional development and:
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health Research Award
Supporting and encouraging research into Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health is an essential step in reducing current health disparities for Indigenous people and ensuring emergency departments are culturally safe places for Indigenous people to receive care, and be employed. This will ultimately lead to improved health outcomes, including reducing the disparity in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The award will achieve this by: