2016 ETM Course and ED Procedures Courses – dates now available

ETM Course Dates: I’m pleased to announce that registrations for 2016 ETM Courses are now open . There are 14 courses planned for next year all around Australia and New Zealand, and currently all courses have places available. Courses will be held in Melbourne (4), Adelaide (2), Perth (1), Sydney (3), Gold Coast (3) and Queenstown […]

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To Have & To Hold: A Medical App Synopsis – reblog from Doctors Writing

I was lucky enough to chair the Social Media and Technology session at the ACEM2015 conference in Brisbane last week, and one of the speakers was Dr Viet Tran. He delivered a great synopsis of useful medical apps, and then posted it on his excellent site, Doctors Writing: To Have & To Hold: A Medical […]

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Michael Edmonds: Getting yourself OSCE ready – passing the fellowship clinical exam (parts 1 & 2)

Here are the links to a pair of great articles by Michael Edmonds over at the excellent Adelaide Emergency Physicians site, which I felt were worthy of a re-post. If/when you decide to start preparing to sit the clinical/OSCE component of the Fellowship exam, be sure to check these posts out. Getting yourself OSCE ready: passing the […]

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Approach to the “teaching” OSCE

This is a great article written (and reproduced with permission) by Andrew Perry, a FACEM from Adelaide, with input from the venerable Don Liew, FACEM from Melbourne and director of the Teemwork Fellowship Exam preparation course. I hope you find it useful. APPROACH TO THE “TEACHING” OSCE STATION It is likely that at least one […]

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EMRAP Aussie Edition – Free Episode – Vera Sistenich Part 1

Did you know that there’s a monthly Aussie Edition of the ground breaking, world famous, EMRAP podcast? If you are an EMRAP subscriber, you can download it from the EMRAP site, and you can also adjust your personal settings on the site so that it gets automatically sent to your iTunes, or your favourite other […]

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New Melbourne ETM Course date announced!

Due to popular demand, we have just listed a new course date for Melbourne, December 11th-13th 2015. The last Melbourne course sold out 2 months in advance and we had a huge waiting list, and our other Australian courses this year are about to sell out, so if you want to do ETM this year, […]

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Attention South Australians and New South Welshmen (and women). The ETM Course is coming to Adelaide & Sydney soon!

In case you missed it, the ETM Course is going to be held in Adelaide on September 11th-13th, and in Sydney on November 6th-8th this year (and the Gold Coast later in November, if that takes your fancy…) Click here to see more information about course dates, locations and course place availability. If you’ve been procrastinating […]

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How to (finally) get the EMRAP Aussie Edition on iTunes & other podcast services

Thanks to everyone who kept pestering Amit and I about this, your persistence has paid off. You can now get the Aussie edition of EMRAP sent directly to your EMRAP podcast feed in iTunes (or whichever podcast software you use – if it accepts feed links). This video shows how. We’re not in the EMRAP […]

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ED Procedures: new site and new courses!

ACEM’s CPD system includes procedural requirements for FACEMs, and in this age of KPI’s/NEAT targets, with queues of RMO’s and Registrars keen for procedures, and the incessantly ringing access line/AO phone and steadily increasing ED demand, a lot of us are struggling to meet our procedural CPD requirements. So George Douros and I have started […]

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Simulation For The ACEM Fellowship OSCE Exam Course

This is a quick post to announce a new course that I think will be helpful for those facing future incarnations of the ACEM FE OSCE exam. Eduacute is a new education company based in Queensland who will be running half-day prep courses called Simulation for the OSCE Exam that will give participants intense hands-on […]

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Inaugural VIC FACEM Study Group Session

Today was the first (and introductory) session of the new VIC FACEM Study Group. (This is the re-branded “James Hayes sessions”).  Today Don Liew and Victor Lee ran through the new exam format, with loads of pearls for those preparing to sit in the next 12 months.  Victor spoke about the MCQ, EMQ and SAQ, […]

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Great new ACEM fellowship exam OSCE site

Michael Edmonds from Adelaide has put together a new site for the OSCE component of the new fellowship exam. ACEM FEx OSCE’s It is a really well organised site where you can browse OSCE’s by category, learning domain, you can even create, save and share your own OSCE stations, and keep track of which ones […]

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Radiopaedia Emergency Radiology Course

Off the back of the very successful trauma radiology course last year, Andrew Dixon and Frank Gaillard from Radiopaedia and Andy Buck (from EDExam and the ETM Course) are presenting a new, one day, Emergency Radiology Course on Saturday May 16th at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.  This promises to be a great course that […]

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The Angoff method and post-hoc standard setting – the new language of ACEM Fellowship Exam marking system

WARNING: This post has been written from my own research into standard setting, and how I think it will be applied to the new fellowship exam. ACEM has supplied no information on the specifics of how these methods are being used so I cannot guarantee that my opinion accurately reflects the process being used in […]

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Fallout from the 2015.1 written exam and more (better late than never) ACEM fellowship exam resources

So the 2015.1 written exam happened a few of weeks ago, and perhaps not unexpectedly, there are a lot of disgruntled candidates out there.  You can read more about the specific issues raised by people who sat the exam over at Emergencypaedia. An Open Letter to ACEM (March 2015) Dr Edward Reje’s New Exam Verdict I’d […]

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