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The ETM Course is coming to Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Queenstown

We are continuing to receive excellent feedback on the ETM Course.  ETM is becoming the new standard for trauma education for Australasian practitioners who manage injured patients.  In particular the resuscitation room management skills teaching you will receive on the course (i.e. how to team lead a critically ill case in resus) has been praised […]

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The Home Made Lumbar Puncture Task Trainer

The Saga of the Home Made Lumbar Puncture Task Trainer Thanks for all the re-tweets about this model and all of the requests for instructions on how to make it.   This trainer was made for the ED Procedures Junior Doctors/Paramedics Course: And yes, it was a saga. Possibly better suited to a multi-chapter book […]

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Osler – Australasian Emergency Trainees Group

Osler is a new system designed and built by Queensland based Intensivist Todd Fraser that is going to revolutionise how we go about our training, credentialing, procedure logging and more. Osler incorporates multimedia, interactive and patient focused learning resources to build your skills and knowledge as well as enabling you to record, measure and improve […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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