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All fees associated with the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Training Program can be found here.
The Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Training Program fees are set on a strictly cost-recovery basis.
The Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Training fee covers costs associated with oversight and administration required to develop, implement and maintain the training program, curriculum, assessment accreditation standards and procedures, and the online training portal.
The Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine examinations fees are also set on a strictly cost-recovery basis. The activities associated with the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine examinations that incur costs include, but are not limited to:
Conduct of the OSPE, including travel and accommodation for examiners, hire of facilities, equipment and actors, and additional logistical costs.
As an experiential training program based in the workplace, the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine is based on adult learning principles. Learning is undertaken ‘on the job’, at the trainee’s workplace, under the supervision of suitably qualified and experience consultants and in collaboration with paramedics, nursing staff, and flight crew.
CCPHRM-accredited training sites are required to:
Given the variety of their knowledge and skills, trainees are expected to undertake self-directed learning to address their personal learning needs, seeking guidance and support from those with whom they work, as required.
Whilst the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Resources eLearning page offers some resources to support trainees in their learning, and is being progressively resourced over time, the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine is not intended to be an academic course for which all bespoke course materials are provided. Rather, it is likened to the apprenticeship model of Fellowship training whereby trainees are guided by the given curriculum, and with the support of senior clinicians and staff, identify and address their learning needs through on-the-job training and self-directed learning. At this early stage, resources required to develop, implement and maintain bespoke learning materials and modules to address the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Curriculum would make the training program cost-prohibitive for most trainees and the College.
If you have previously withdrawn or been removed from the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Training Program and wish to re-enter the program, please review the Policy on Former Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Trainees Re-Entering the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine Training Program.
FACEM trainees will still be able to undertake a Special Skills Placement (SSP) if they would like to gain experience in PHRM without undertaking a formal training program. Usually, sites accredited for the Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine will also be accredited for the SSP, along with some additional smaller sites.
Trainees from other Colleges should consult their relevant College Training Team for alternative PHRM training options specific to their speciality training program.
Available positions in PHRM services are often listed on the ACEM Jobs Board. If you are seeking a placement for training in Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine, you should directly contact a PHRM service accredited for this training program.
ACEM is unable to assist trainees in securing PHRM jobs.