For many years ACEM has recognised that a significant number of Emergency Departments and services, particularly in regional and rural Australasia, are staffed by medical graduates who may not be specifically trained in emergency care.
In 2009 ACEM determined to provide more education, training and supervision for these doctors and as a result the Non Specialist Working Party was formed in 2009. By May 2010 the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC) curriculum was ratified by Council and a pilot group formed to undertake development of the Certificate along with Course in Clinical Supervision which was implemented for FACEMs in 2010. In August 2011 the EMC was formally launched.
A second qualification, the Emergency Medicine Diploma, has subsequently been introduced in June 2012 and applications are being accepted for the Diploma.
Both courses are aimed at providing Non-Specialist practitioners of Emergency Medicine with adequate knowledge and sufficient clinical experience to be safe, efficient practitioners in Emergency Departments. The courses will benefit Career Medical Officers, Junior Medical Officers, rural General Practitioners and those doctors interested in working in Emergency Medicine.
Click here for the EM Certificate Course candidate information brochure and here for the application form.
Click here for the EM Diploma Course candidate information brochure and here for the application form.
Click here for the Clinical Teaching Workshop information brochure for FACEMs.
Click here for hospitals with Emergency Medicine Certificate Supervisors.
EM CERTIFICATE EXAM DATES 2013
Thursday 28 Feb
Friday 31 May
Friday 30 August
Friday 29 November