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Paediatric emergency medicine


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Paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) is the major branch of medicine concerned with the short-term and emergency treatment of children – neonates to adolescents.

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36–40 hours/week
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average salary
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training years
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GP sub-specialty
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Paediatric emergency medicine
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) – Advanced Training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) is the major branch of medicine concerned with the short-term and emergency treatment of children – neonates to adolescents.
3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training
Entry requirements for Advanced Training in Paediatric emergency medicine through RACP:
- Completion of RACP Basic Physician Training, including the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations
- Current Medical registration
- Appointment to an appropriate Advanced Training position
Entry requirements for RACP Basic Training:
- Complete a medical degree accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) or Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ);
- Have a general medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia, or a medical registration with a general scope of practice with the MCNZ if applying in New Zealand;
- Have satisfactorily completed at least one intern year (post graduate year one); Be employed by an accredited training hospital or health services (where you will do your Basic Training);
- Discuss your application and receive approval to apply for Basic Training from the hospital (or network) Director of Physician Education (DPE)*. Approval of the DPE is subject to selection processes, training capacity and/or performance of the prospective trainee.

For more details visit: college website.
Applications are made online via the
college website.
NB: Registration with the RACP does not mean that you are automatically on a training network and you should refer to the state-based websites regarding employment.
Basic training written exam: $1,820
Basic training clinical exam: $2,723

Advanced training For more information visit https://www.racp.edu.au/become-a-physician/membership-fees
$4,543 basic training + advanced training (enquire with RACP)
Program requirements overview

Core training content (36 months):
- Paediatric emergency medicine advanced training curriculum
- Professional qualities curriculum

Supervision per rotation:
- 1 supervisor with FRACP or FACEM
- A second supervisor who may or may not have FRACP or FACEM (recommended)

Teaching and learning requirements per year:
- 2 learning needs analysis assessments

Assessment per rotation:
- 1 supervisor’s report (2 for 12-month rotations)

Assessment per year:
- 4 case-based discussions
- 4 mini-clinical evaluation exercises
- 6 direct observations of procedural skills

By the end of advanced training:
36 months of certified training time consisting of:
- 18 months paediatric emergency medicine training
- 12 months adult emergency medicine training
- 6 months paediatric intensive care medicine training
- 1 logbook (documenting adult emergency medicine procedures)
- 1 research project or equivalent
- Developmental and psychosocial training (paediatric and child health trainees only)
- Advanced paediatric life support course
Applications to commence training close in January (or August for mid-year applications).
2 – Advanced training entry after completion of basic training

NB: Salary figures, working hours, undersubscribed and oversubscribed can vary greatly depending on various factors including but not limited to geographic location, private or public practice. MedVersus provides an Australia wide overview. For information specific to your needs we encourage you to discuss further with the relevant colleges/associations. For feedback/information to keep the site up to date please contact us by email: media@gptq.qld.edu.au

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