Specialist Training Assessment and Exams

Trainees undertaking the Emergency Medicine Specialist Training Program must complete a range of assessments to become a Fellow and work as a consultant in emergency medicine.

ACEM Primary Examination

The Primary Examination is a test of the basic sciences of anatomy, pathology, physiology and pharmacology. The candidate is expected to show an understanding of the subject matter and demonstrate...
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ACEM Fellowship Examination

Trainees complete the Fellowship Exam during Advanced Training. The exam consists of a written component and a clinical component.  
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In-Training Assessment

The In-Training Assessment (ITA) is an ACEM Workplace-based Assessment (WBA) which involves a trainee being assessed by the placement DEMT / Supervisor at a point in time during the trainee’s placement with that DEMT/Supervisor.
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Structured References

Structured References identify strengths and weaknesses in a number of areas of practice and serve as an indicator of the trainee’s suitability to progress into Advanced Training.
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Learning Needs Analysis

All trainees are encouraged to create a Learning Needs Analysis for each placement.
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Workplace-Based Assessments

Emergency Medicine Workplace-Based Assessments are conducted in the ‘real-life’ clinical environment and provide a framework to support teaching and learning.
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Paediatric Requirement

All Advanced Trainees are required to complete the Paediatric Requirement.
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Special Skills

Special Skills Terms (SSTs) are placements that trainees can undertake as part of Advanced Training.
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