Please ensure you review the following prior to attending the ACEM to FACEM course:
ACEM to FACEM Podcast Series Episode 1: The transition
Host Dr Laura Scott discusses the experience of transitioning from trainee to consultant with Dr Gavin Ng and Dr Katie Waldman, who have both recently made this journey and share their insights.
ACEM to FACEM Podcast Series Episode 2: From supervisee to supervisor
Host Dr Laura Scott discusses the responsibilities for consultants regarding supervision of trainees as well as the role of the DEMT with Dr Eleanor Junckerstorff and Dr Luke Philips.
ACEM to FACEM Podcast Series Episode 3: Getting the job
Host Dr Laura Scott gets advice from Dr Andrew Underhill and Lauren Waelend on CV writing and interview skills.
Make it until you become it. A TED talk by Amy Cudee: https://blog.ted.com/fake-it-til-you-become-it-amy-cuddys-power-poses-visualized/
For a great resource regarding interview techniques, read this article by Claire Skinner published on the Life in the Fast Lane website: https://litfl.com/how-to-ace-a-consultant-interview/
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Once you have successfully passed the Fellowship Exams, you then need to apply for election to Fellowship. To do this you need to lodge your application with ACEM to become a Fellow. An endorsement by the Council of Education (COE) is required which may include a review of your FACEM Training history by the Regional WBA Panel.
Learn more about the process: https://acem.org.au/Content-Sources/Training/Progression-to-Fellowship.
For more information, download the following PDF’s:
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registration
Apply to AHPRA to register as a medical practitioner in Australia.
Learn more about the process: https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration/Forms.aspx
To apply for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician, you must complete the Medicare HW077 Form.
Use this form to apply for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician so you can provide services to private patients that attract Medicare Benefits at the specialist or consultant physician rates.
Download the application for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician PDF: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/sites/default/files/hw077-200518en-f.pdf
Professional Indemnity Insurance
As a medical consultant you must have indemnity insurance. You should do your own research, but some options include:
For those of you that have already progressed to becoming a New Fellow. Congratulations!
As a part of your ACEM Membership, you will now have acess to some additional resources.
The topics covered are:
• CV purpose, structure & references
• Key elements of written job applications
• Interview skills & roleplay
To access these resources, please log into your ACEM member portal: