DEMT Information

As part of the Emergency Medicine Specialist Training program each trainee has access to a Director of Emergency Medicine Training (DEMT). Responsibilities of the DEMT role include trainee advocacy, educational supervision and local coordination of ED and non-ED training.  If you are a trainee and unsure who your DEMT is, please contact the College

Existing DEMTs
Prospective DEMTs
A dedicated network, including a discussion forum, policies and procedures, forms and resources specifically for DEMTs can be found within the e-Learning platform.

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The DEMT at each training site is the principal contact point for each trainee. DEMTs are involved in educational supervision, in training assessments and assist trainees in coordinating rotations.
The College supports Fellows undertaking this role by providing training, resources and an online support network. All Fellows have the opportunity to be a DEMT. 

Application Process

If you want to apply to be a DEMT, you should first talk to your Director of Emergency Medicine (DEM). They can recommend you to the Regional Censor. The Regional Censor will also talk to other Fellows who work with you before making a recommendation to ACEM.

Application forms are completed by the Fellow applying to be a DEMT and their supporting nominators. Applications for DEMT appointments are accepted at any time.

DEMT selection criteria:
  • objectivity
  • fairness and honesty
  • approachable
  • supportive
  • ability to form unbiased opinions
  • ability to give constructive feedback
  • three years post-Fellowship (required of at least one DEMT in a co-DEMT model).


The DEMT is responsible for all trainees at the training site, regardless of whether they are working in the emergency department or rotated to other posts.

The duties of the DEMT role include:
  • ensure an appropriate institution-based training program is in place for emergency medicine trainees
  • act as the contact person for emergency medicine trainees and provide information on training programs, examination regulations and opportunities for internal rotations within the institution
  • interview and counsel new trainees on career choice and training in emergency medicine
  • encourage trainees to attend regional faculty courses or conferences
  • facilitate the rotation of advanced trainees to other units appropriate to the trainee’s needs
  • support trainees to develop in all domains of the ACEM Curriculum Framework including research skills (scholarship and teaching), effective communication and ethical behaviour (professionalism).

Training for DEMTs

When you are appointed to the DEMT role, you will have immediate access to an online support network through eLearning. You can discuss the role and responsibilities with your fellow DEMTs from every other training site in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the College also runs a DEMT course in Melbourne twice per year. 

Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment and related policies

All DEMTs must adhere to the relevant College policies. You can check the following or visit the Organisational Policies section for more details:
If you have any questions about the DEMT role, please don’t hesitate to contact the College.

A series of Frequently Asked Questions developed by the College.

Supervision and Teaching resources Resources to give effective feedback  Resources to assist the trainee in difficulty  Useful Organisations  Programs and Courses for Training
  • London Deanery: The London Deanery has developed a series of open access, e-learning modules designed to inform and support the professional development of clinical teachers.
  • Advanced airway workshops, Kamikaze written and clinical Fellowship Exam courses and the EMCORE conference.
  • ECGpedia: A free electrocardiography (ECG) tutorial and textbook designed for medical professionals.
  • Norwich Image Interpretation Course: A free online course aimed primarily at radiographers who provide a “red dot” service to ED: however it will also benefit those keen to revise their image interpretation skills.
  • ACEM: Indigenous Health & Cultural Competency (IH&CC): a series of culturally relevant education tools and resources designed for doctors and other healthcare workers to enhance culturally competent communication and overall care for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse patients in the emergency department.
Useful websites
  • Best of Web EM: The Best of Web EM project aims to provide a robust online referral mechanism and collation of educational materials and resources. Each resource has undergone review and assessment in terms of contact and function, and suggests target audiences and methods of use in practice.
  • Access Emergency Medicine: a complete online service that allows users to quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases with videos.
  • Emergency Medicine Events Register (EMER): a voluntary, on-line, anonymous incident reporting system for Australasian emergency medicine. 
  • Life in the Fast Lane: a medical blog and website created by Australasian critical care physicians and nurses (a Best of Web EM resource). 
For general information and information on the DEMT course, please contact the College, cherck the DEMT forum,or email [email protected]