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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Good luck for the ACEM 2015.1 written fellowship exam!

A quick post to wish the brave souls heading in to the first of the new format, 2015.1 ACEM Fellowship written exams this Friday all the best. Image Source We will all be thinking of you, and there’s a lot of us who will be waiting with bated breath on the other side, as the new […]

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Better late than never – ACEM releases more information on the new Fellowship Exam

With less than 100 days to go to the 2015.1 exam, ACEM has finally released some specific details about the upcoming exam format, in particular the OSCE. They’re not that easy to find, but head over to the Fellowship Exam page on the ACEM website, and click on the two tabs on the right: “2015 […]

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2015.1 Fellowship Exam preparation – An insider’s perspective

I’m receiving a lot of requests about information for the new exam format, and as there is so little information available that I’ve started asking registrars who are preparing for the exam to share what they are doing, in the hope that some of you who are under-resourced may benefit, and so that people around […]

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2015 ETM Course dates announced!

  As all of our courses in the second half of 2014 sold out, and the waiting list for 2015 hit 150 names, we decided we couldn’t keep you waiting any longer.  So the dates for the first 2015 ETM Courses are now available.  Dates have been listed for courses in Melbourne and Adelaide, and we […]

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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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