The Training Program in Emergency Medicine consists of :
These are held for 3 hours a week and cover topics pertinent to Emergency Medicine. A comprehensive lecture handbook is distributed to all beginning staff which forms the basis of the program. These teaching sessions are protected training time.
One afternoon (five hours) per week is protected registrar training time. This includes quality improvement sessions and interactive primary and fellowship tutorials, covering all aspects of the ACEM syllabus.
Regular informal Journal Club meetings are held involving review of recent and significant research.
Registrars have access to consultants on the floor 16 hours a day ensuring close supervision and training in the clinical setting.
From 2004 a mentor program for registars has been implemented.
There are scholarships available to registrars for research projects, as well as financial support for Registrars in attending courses and conferences.
4.10.70 research projects are developed and assisted with experienced consultants.
These meetings have a multidisciplinary approach involving Emergency, Trauma, ICU and various inpatient departments. They are held weekly and review the previous week's trauma cases. There is discussion on topics relating to the management of severe trauma.