As a specialist medical college, ACEM is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). The purpose of this accreditation is to ensure that ACEM is delivering a training and CPD program that produces medical specialists who can practice unsupervised as emergency medicine physicians, providing comprehensive, safe and high-quality medical care. As part of this process, ACEM, as the education provider, is required to undertake regular reviews of all aspects of the training and education programs and revise them accordingly.
In addition, as a professional organisation, ACEM follows a Quality Improvement Framework to continuously evaluate our programs and implement improvements accordingly. Specialist medical education is a constantly evolving field and ACEM endeavours to implement initiatives that will ensure we are producing the most prepared emergency physicians possible.
In August 2020, following extensive stakeholder consultation, the ACEM Board approved revisions to the structure and requirements of the FACEM Training Program for implementation for new trainees from the 2022 Training Year.
Included in these revisions are changes to:
- The structure and content of the FACEM Curriculum.
- The system of accrediting Emergency Departments for FACEM Training.
both of which will be implemented for current and new trainees from the 2022 Training Year.
Further information will be added to this page as it becomes available.