ACEM has just posted a video which discusses the Curriculum Revision Project. With commentary from College heavyweights Sally McCarthy and Andrew Singer, as well as CRP project leads and some registrars, it is a brief over view of the CRP covering aspects including: Learning objectives Workplace based assessments Overall goals The goal of the CRP [...]
One unanticipated effect of running this blog is that I’m occasionally contacted by ED Registrars who are doing it tough, who are asking for advice or just want a sounding board but for all sorts of good reasons don’t want to talk to their boss or anyone who works in their ED. I have to [...]
I’ve been locuming for over a decade, and rely on it as my main source of income now, and I’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the locum industry that I want to share. Locum Central is a new site that I’ve designed and built with the aim of helping doctors who do locum work, [...]
Well done to all those who passed the Fellowship Exam in Sydney last weekend. Congratulations on a job well done, and I hope you have a well deserved break. Andy
Please bear with us as we get the site converted. The old site was a bit of a rabbit warren so I’m working on streamlining it a bit and improving the usability. You’ll notice changes over the next week, and we’ll back to full steam soon!
EDExam has exploded over the last 2 years, well beyond my wildest imagination, and has outgrown the fairly simple platform I built it on. The site wasn’t built to handle over 1200 members, and a couple of thousand hits a month, so I’m therefore performing a serious overhaul of the site this week. While this [...]
Chest X-Rays invariably show up in the exam, either in the VAQ or SCE sections. At work in the ED, and in exams, I frequently hear descriptions of lung opacities on chest X-rays that invariably include the words “fluffy”, “hazy”, “patchy” and other hopelessly non-radiological, non-medical words. Have you ever read a radiology report that [...]
Over at Emergency Trauma Management Amit & I have been busy putting together a new blog and podcast that covers the Emergency Department management of trauma, as a free open access educational component of the ETM Course. April seems to be “trauma airway month”, with a couple of great surgical airway videos to check out [...]
Emergency Medicine Revision Notes, put online by Dr Adrian Bonsall, is a great free resource for those sitting the ACEM Fellowship Exam. These notes have been around for a while, and are tailored to the main topics in the exam. They’ve been extensively revieed and updated in 2012 so they should contain some more up [...]
The next episode in the podcast is my second interview from ACEM2012 in Hobart, with Dr Alex Markwell (@almarkwell). Al is a FACEM from Brisbane who was quite strategic in her planning and execution for the exam, and provides some very practical pearls in this interview. Her great statement that “it’s a marathon, not a [...]
A quick note for people sitting the 2013.2 (August 2013) ACEM Fellowship Exam. There is a practice written exam, organised by Southern Health in Melbourne, on June 19th (at ACEM Headquarters in Melbourne), with a feedback session on July 3rd at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton. I must stress that this practice exam should ONLY [...]
I just returned from the SMACC Confernence in Sydney, and will post some updates in the coming weeks about content I think is relevant to EDExam readers. One of the over-arching themes of the conference is the concept of Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed), as pioneered by LifeInTheFastLane founder Mike Cadogan. Doug Lynch from [...]
This week the most ground breaking, game-changing, modern, international medical conference ever is happening. The SMACC (Social Media and Critical Care) Conference will be held in Sydney from March 11th-13th. With such ED and Critical Care Luminaries as: Scott Weingart (EMCrit) Minh Le Cong (PHARM) Cliff Reid (Resus.me) The Life In The Fast Lane Crew [...]
Well the cat is pretty much out of the bag, (thanks to Minh over at the PHARM Podcast) the reason my posts on EDExam have slowed down a bit is because I’ve been spending nearly all of my spare time in the last 9 months working on a new project. Utilising the results from our [...]
Recommended Fellowship Textbooks
Examination Emergency Medicine
Roberts & Hedges Procedures
Oh's Intensive Care
Talley & O'Connor
Mattu ECG 1
Mattu ECG 2
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