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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.

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36–40 hours/week
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3 years Basic Training + 3 years Advanced Training years
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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.
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

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