The Bucks are fundraising for a worthy cause: The JMB Foundation – Melbourne Marathon

My wife Amanda is a keen marathon runner, but she’s been off the circuit for 5 years due to child-rearing duties! This weekend marks her return to pounding the pavement. She’s doing the full Melbourne marathon on Sunday October 12th, and in doing so is fundraising for an organisation that is in some ways related to […]

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Ever thought about volunteering abroad but can’t? Check out Twice The Doctor

I bumped into Jules Willcocks, (a FACEM colleague) in Melbourne a few days ago, and after hearing about a very worthwhile project he’s involved in, decided to do a quick interview and post it to help spread the word. Many doctors want to volunteer for overseas medical aid projects, but don’t have the time or […]

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ETM Course Manual now available online

I’ve had a lot of requests from people asking if they can access the ETM Course manual without attending a course. Well now you can.  The ETM Course Manual is now available online. Read on for more information.

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Trauma Radiology Course

  Brought to you by Australian leaders in trauma and radiology education (Radiopaedia.org and The ETM Course), and timed to coincide with the ACEM 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting in Melbourne, this 1-day intensive interactive trauma radiology course will provide you with knowledge and skills to detect common, life threatening and frequently missed injuries in trauma patients. Perfect for […]

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Fellowship Exam Resources: 2015 Onward

I have just spent the last couple of hours trawling through the 20-odd websites that have ACEM Fellowship Exam specific material looking for tips and advice for the upcoming 2015 Exams. And I was startled by the total lack of information! I have therefore started a new, free page listing links to resources that I […]

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Man Cave Medicine – odd name, great exam tips

Spawned by recently crowned ETM Course instructors, and all ’round great guys, and NSW based Emergency Physicians, Scott Flannagan and Nick Dafters, Man Cave Medicine is a new blog/podcast. In the first episode Nick records a talk he did discussing the new exam format for 2015, and how this compares to the old question format. […]

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2015 ACEM Fellowship Exam Update

ACEM has posted details about the proposed structure for the new Fellowship exam, and you can see the details here. Click on the “2015 Onwards” tab. At a glance the format seem much fairer and much more objective than the old exam format. There are no examples of the question types available yet, but the […]

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ACEM Digital Media on vimeo – a great new ED training resource

In the recent spirit of modernisation at the College, ACEM has started a vimeo channel.  Here you will find an array of video material, some will be helpful for your training, some is of general interest, and other content will give you an insight the range of activities going on at ACEM that you might […]

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TAPNA Tox Meeting – Newcastle

For those wanting to brush up on their toxicology, the Toxicology and Poisons Network Australasia annual scientific meeting is being held in Newcastle from April 30th-May 3rd in Newcastle.  Some topics include the ECG in poisoning, and snake envenomation, which are both perennial exam favourites! Click here to go to the TAPNA website and download […]

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Need a change of scene? How about working in a flying ED?

Minh Le Cong (from the Prehospitalmed blog) has done a great post about a recruitment drive for the far north-west Queensland (Mt Isa) Royal Flying Doctor Service. They are looking for doctors for casual and permanent part-time positions.  If you’ve ever wanted a taste of the retrieval-life, with only one (and occasionally two or three) […]

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EDExam now on EM:RAP

Everyone knows EM:RAP, and Mel Herbert, the expat Aussie Emergency Physician who moved to Los Angeles and started the most famous medical podcast, in the world, several years ago. Well I was lucky enough to meet Mel recently at the ACEM conference in Adelaide, and he invited Amit Maini and I to host the new […]

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The science of productivity

Shout out to Chris Nickson (from LITFL and iTeachEM) for tweeting about this.  From a great site called brainpickings.org here’s a fantastic little video about productivity.  If you’re struggling with the study load of the ACEM Fellowship exam, or  finding yourself getting distracted by social media, or you just don’t feel like you’re getting the […]

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ACEM Fellowship Exam: Out with the old, in with the new

Most of the EDExam readers who are contemplating sitting the ACEM Fellowship exam in the next year or two will already be aware of the upcoming changes to the exam, and will likely have already made a decision about when to sit.  But for those who are tossing the coin about whether to sit in […]

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ETM Course brochure now available

The Emergency Trauma Management Course brochure is now available for download. Please feel free to download it, and either email it to your registrar and consultant group in your ED, or print it out and pop it up on your ED noticeboard. The November course has just booked out, December is filling fast, and we’ve […]

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PICU Doctor: For dual ED/ICU trainees – an excellent new site and app

For those doing ICU as well as ED training, there’s an amazing free website and free iphone/android app for all of your high-end paediatric cardiology ICU needs. PICU Doctor is a great free resource, the website is categorised by topic with a very slick, fast interface and lots of good links so you can navigate […]

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