How to train in Emergency Medicine?


Training in emergency medicine is a pathway to an exciting and fulfilling medical career. Its attractiveness is exemplified by flexible hours and training, work-life balance and wide-ranging career opportunities.

As Emergency Physicians are required to manage a variety of clinical presentations, likewise our training incorporates a variety of sub-specialties and clinical experiences.

Training in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand is overseen by ACEM (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine). Training is divided into three stages:

  1. Basic training (min. 2 years) - involving in-hospital clinical experience e.g. internship and medical officer terms.
  2. Provisional training (min. 1 year) - commitment to emergency medicine training, including entry (primary) exam and interview.
  3. Advanced training (min. 4 years) - supervised specialist training including sub-specialty terms, research components and exit (fellowship) exam.

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