Examination Emergency Medicine

A Guide to the ACEM Fellowship Examination


  • Garry Wilkes, MBBS, FACEM, Director of Emergency Medicine, South West Area Health Service, Western Australia
  • Bronwyn Peirce, MBBS, FACEM, Staff Specialist Emergency Medicine, South West Area Health Service, Western Australia
  • Carole Foot, MBBS(hons), FACEM, FCICM, MSc , International Health Management Staff Specialist Intensive Care Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW Australia Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney
  • Joseph Ting, MBBS BMedSci DipLSHTM PGDipEpi FACEM, Senior Staff Specialist; Mater Public Hospitals; Clinical Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Austraila

Examination Emergency Medicine  is a detailed fellowship exam guide to assist emergency medicine trainees; it is intended as a guide to supplement material available from ACEM and covers the preferred nature and format of question types that has evolved - for example a shift towards using photos that show clinical problems, rather than equipment or therapies in the VAQ section.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-7896-7

Table of Contents




How to use this book

Acknowledgements & Disclaimer

Chapter 1: Preparation for the Fellowship Examination

Chapter 2: Multiple Choice Questions

Chapter 3: Short Answer Questions

Chapter 4: Visual Aid Questions

Chapter 5: Long Cases

Chapter 6: Short Cases

Chapter 7: Structured Clinical Examination (SCE)

Chapter 8: Publication / Presentation Requirement

Chapter 9: The Medical Literature

Part A – The Emergency Physician’s Guide to Basic Statistics

Part B – An Overview of EBM

Part C – Important Papers

Index/ Glossary of terms

Standard Abbreviations

Glossary of terms