Duration: Minimum four years full-time (part-time available)
Structure: Stages 1, 2 and 3
Prerequisite: You must be registered as an Advanced Trainee with ACEM.
FACEM Trainees undertaking the Joint Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Training Program are guided and supported in their training by the PEM Advanced Training Curriculum, used in conjunction with ACEM’s Curriculum Framework.
The curricula specify the learning outcomes expected at the completion of each stage of training, building upon the pre-existing knowledge, skills and professional attributes of trainees. Assessment of Joint PEM trainees occurs through In-Training Assessments (ITAs) conducted by the PEM DEMT or Supervisor.
ACEM Trainee Requirements
|RACP Trainees Requirements
- 12 months Provisional Training in an Adult/Mixed Emergency Medicine
- Pass the ACEM Primary Exam
- 36 months Basic Training and
- Pass FRACP Part 1 (written and clinical exams)
- 12 months paediatric medicine and
- 18 months paediatric emergency medicine
- 6 months paediatric ICU
- 12-24 months adult EM and
- Fulfil Trainee Research Requirement
- Pass Fellowship Exam
On completion of this stage, achieves ACEM Fellowship and a letter from the Joint Training Committee confirming completion of Stage 2 training RACP Pathway.
- 12 months Adult Emergency Medicine Training
- 18 months Paediatric Emergency Medicine Training
- 6 months Paediatric ICU
- Development & Psychosocial training
- Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course
- Logbook (Adult EM Procedures)
- Research requirement
On completion of this stage, achieves RACP Fellowship and a letter confirming completion of Stage 2 training RACP Pathway.
- 12 months paediatric medicine and
- Pass FRACP Part 1 (written and clinical exams) and
- Complete Developmental & Pyschosocial requirements including
- 6 months mandatory training and
- RACP research projects
On completion of this stage receives a dual Fellowship ACEM & FRACP
|12 months adult EM and
- Pass ACEM Fellowship Exam and
- Fulfill ACEM Trainee Research Project
On completion of this stage receives a Dual Fellowship ACEM & FRACP
The 18 months of mandatory paediatric emergency medicine training time may only be undertaken in departments that have specific PEM accreditation and, unlike adult ED training, must be wholly undertaken during Advanced Training.
- Emergency Medicine Workplace-based Assessments
- In-Training Assessments
- Primary Exam
- Trainee Research Requirement
- Fellowship Exam
- FRACP Part 1 Written and Clinical Exams
- RACP Research Projects.
Training end point:
There are two potential end-points to specialist training in paediatric emergency medicine:
1. Single Fellowship
Trainees may elect to terminate Joint Paediatric Emergency Medicine training at the end of stage two of the joint program, ie. once they receive Fellowship of their parent College and a letter from the Joint Training Committee stating that they have completed all requirements for training in paediatric emergency medicine.
2. Dual Fellowship
Trainees who wholly complete stage two of the joint program may also elect to continue with stage three of joint training. Before commencing stage three, it is necessary to register as a trainee with the other College (ACEM or RACP, as appropriate). Completion of all components of stage three will lead to dual fellowship of both ACEM and RACP.
You must be:
- Registered as a trainee with either ACEM or RACP (the ‘parent College’) for the purpose of undertaking your initial specialist training (concurrent registration with both Colleges is not required)
- An Advanced Trainee with your 'parent College'.
What you need to do:
- Complete the PEM151 Application for Enrolment in Joint Training Program.
- Submit the form to your 'parent College' accordingly:
e [email protected]
m ACEM, 34 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003
t +61 3 9320 0444
PEM151 Application for enrolment in PEM Joint Training Program
PEM152 Notification of term details FACEM PEM candidates only