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The College is continuing to monitor the circumstances related to COVID-19 and respond as best it can to the evolving situation.

At this stage, the 2020 process for selection to enter the FACEM Training Program in 2021 is scheduled to continue as per current College processes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the college at [email protected] for advice.

Application and Enrolment Dates

Applicants for Selection into FACEM Training who intend to commence training in Australia may apply in either Round 1 or Round 2. Applicants may submit one application per year only.

It is strongly recommended that applications to commence training in New Zealand be submitted in Round 1 to ensure that your enrolment can be completed before the start of the training year.

If you intend to commence training in New South Wales, we recommend applying in Round 1 to ensure that you receive your outcome before state recruitment ends.

All applicants must commence training at the start of the relevant medical training year.

Access to ACEM’s Primary Exam resources will be available upon completion of enrolment. Therefore, Round 1 applicants will be eligible for this access before Round 2 applicants.

Key dates Round 1 Round 2
Applications open 25 May 2020 7 September 2020
Applications close 22 June 2020 5 October 2020
All references due 20 July 2020 2 November 2020
Selection into Training Subcommittee meeting 4 August 2020 17 November 2020
Notification to applicants 17 August 2020 7 December 2020

NZ: by 23 November 2020^
Enrolment due* 23 November 2020 27 January 2021

NZ: 4 December 2020^

* Enrolment is specified as acceptance of the Trainee Agreement and submission of an application to enrol. Applicants will be considered trainees upon payment of the enrolment fee and annual training fee.

^Outcomes for applications submitted in Round 2 to commence training in NZ will be processed in advance of Australian applications, to enable NZ applicants to complete their enrolment prior to the start of the medical training year.

Please Note: Due dates listed in the above table are observed until 23:59 Victorian time (AEST/AEDT, as appropriate) on the displayed date.

Before applying for selection into FACEM Training

Before applying for selection into FACEM Training, you should have read and understood the following:

The ACEM Council of Education reserves the right to refuse any application for selection into FACEM Training.  Any application that is not submitted in accordance with Regulation B FACEM Training Program will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the application process, please refer to our FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Am I eligible to apply for Selection into the FACEM Training Program?

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Former FACEM Trainees
  • Trainees of other training programs

How to apply

An application for selection into FACEM Training does not guarantee a place on the FACEM Training Program. However, if you are successful in the selection process you will be invited to enrol by ACEM.

We recommend that you read through our Information Guide on applications for Selection into the FACEM Training Program, to familiarise yourself with the form and requirements before you begin your application.

View a list of required supporting documentation for details of appropriate documentation for each section of the application below.

The ACEM selection into FACEM Training process for 2020 consists of four components. The first three – the Structured CV Form, Selection References, and Institutional Reference are completed via the online application process and managed internally by the College. The fourth component – the Situational Judgement Test, is managed by an external provider.

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae Form
  • Selection References
  • Institutional Reference
  • Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

What happens after I've applied?

Once you’ve submitted your application it will be reviewed by ACEM staff and the Selection into Training Subcommittee. You can find out more about the decision-making process.

The Selection and Institutional References are scored based upon responses to selection criteria aligned with five of the domains identified in ACEM’s Curriculum Framework.

  • Application Review
  • What happens if my application is successful?
  • What happens if my application is unsuccessful?
  • How many times can I apply for Selection into FACEM Training?

What can I do now to prepare?

  • Plan ahead
  • Think about your referees
  • Seek advice and support

What to expect in your first year of training

It’s important that anyone thinking of joining the FACEM Training Program read the FACEM Training Program Handbook. Your training is your responsibility, and prospective trainees need to be prepared for what will be expected of them throughout the training program. The key things you’ll need to prepare for are:

  • Starting your training
  • 6m ED in your first year
  • Structured References
  • Getting your placements sorted
  • Primary Written Examination

Other Information

  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
  • Fees

FAQs

If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please contact the Selection Team via email.

  • The Selection Process
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Completing the Application
  • After Submitting Your Application
  • Providing a reference for a candidate
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