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How the FACEM Training Program works

The FACEM Training Program is a minimum 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.

Trainees get involved in the College

There are many reasons why trainees get involved in the College. It provides leadership opportunities, professional development, an avenue to suggest improvements and make a difference along with an opportunity to learn how the College works, whilst meeting other trainees and members.

Do you want to become an EM Physician?

Emergency Medicine (EM) is an exciting and rewarding career choice, attracting individuals who enjoy variety and challenge. EM physicians manage the full spectrum of physical and behavioral emergencies. They are experts in identifying the critically ill and injured and providing safe and effective immediate care.

Current FACEM trainees

We have provided a list of quick links to the pages most used by trainees. We hope you find this as a useful resource.

Progression to Fellowship

You’ve made your way through the FACEM Training Program, met all your requirements and now you’re ready to officially become a Fellow of the College.

Trainee Support

As a FACEM Trainee, who may be experiencing circumstances that are affecting your training progression, the Trainee Support Unit is available to provide you with support and guidance about your available options.

Joint and dual training options

We also provide programs with other specialty colleges. These pathways allow you to streamline training in both specialties to achieve joint Fellowship or specialist recognition. The information on these pages only applies to trainees who have started the FACEM Training Program before the 2022 medical training year.

Training site accreditation

The FACEM Training Program must be delivered at ACEM accredited training sites in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.