Generalist Emergency Medicine (GEM)

If you are a Rural Generalist with training in the discipline of Emergency Medicine, then our Generalist Emergency Medicine (GEM) program may be for you.

The Generalist Emergency Medicine is a post graduate qualification. Applicants are required to hold a FACRRM with Advanced Specialised Training in Emergency Medicine.

Training is composed of the following clinical training, educational activities, courses and assessment.

Course element Time required
Clinical Training

18 months full time or part time equivalent training, including:

  • 12 months emergency medicine at a senior level
  • 3 months anaesthesia, and
  • 3 months critical care (ICU/CCU).
Educational Activities

Attendance at emergency department educational activities.

Emergency Medicine Courses

Successful completion of three prescribed emergency medicine courses:

  • Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
  • Emergency Life Support (ELS), and
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS).

Formative assessment comprising:

  • Supervisor reports at mid-point of emergency medicine training and anaesthetics and critical care (ICU/CCU) training

Summative assessment comprising:

  • Supervisor report at completion (12 months) of emergency medicine training and completion of anaesthetics and critical care training
  • procedural skills logbook, and
  • Structured Assessment using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS), a modified viva voce examination.

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