Careers in Emergency Medicine

An EM physician at work in the EDEmergency medicine requires decisiveness, teamwork, resilience and excellent interpersonal skills as well as a breadth of knowledge across all facets of medicine. 

Emergency physicians are true 'acute generalists' with specialist skills in resuscitation and diagnosis in the acute phase of illness. With a strong belief in evidence-based medicine and a wide range of procedural and technical skills, emergency physicians provide care for patients in all age groups and coordinate the acute care within the health system.

Doctors can come to emergency medicine from a wide variety of backgrounds at all stages of their careers. 

Qualify for EM
We have several pathways to train in emergency medicine, including non-specialist and specialist training:

Challenges
If you want to know what it’s really like to work as an emergency medicine physician, take a look at the inspiring personal videos and stories of our Fellows and Trainees at readEDstories and Inside ACEM

Lifestyle
Australian and New Zealand emergency medicine practitioners enjoy flexible work arrangements. Some of the benefits expressed include:
  • fixed hours with minimal or no on-call
  • regular ‘mini-holidays’ without taking leave
  • enjoy uncrowded beaches and ski fields on your weekdays off
  • have a great bunch of people with which to share your time off.
Get in touch
Contact us to discuss training pathways. Or contact the closest trainee representatives or regional censor to discuss opportunities. 

Non-specialist training: [email protected]
Specialist Training: [email protected]