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Emergency Medicine Training

The Department of Emergency (ED) Medicine at Auckland City Hospital has accreditation from the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine for two years of advanced training. The ED currently supports 14 training registrars with posts in emergency medicine, intensive care (adult and paediatric), paediatrics, anaesthesia, and general medicine. There is a robust regional education programme for trainees with specific sessions dedicated to preparation for college exams. There are six house surgeon training posts allowing those who are considering a career in emergency medicine. We also provide training to medical students, elective students, army medics and St John ambulance staff.   

If you would like to pursue emergency medicine as a career option, or would like more information, contact Dr Bernard Foley.

Further information and application forms are available on the ARRMOS website.()

ACME Course

We are excited to be one of the few New Zealand departments offering the ACME course.  

The ACME course aims to use simulation training methods to improve the understanding of human factors and their impact on the quality of team-based clinical care within the specific emergency medicine environment. The course also features an update on key clinical skills with core modules on cardiovascular instability, airway and respiratory emergencies and complex emergencies. A further feature of the course will be a set of minor modules available as rotating options within the overall course design. While there is a significant immersive simulation component to the course, there are also small group discussions and mini-scenarios on various aspects of the emergency medicine specialty. The ACME course aims to stimulate and provoke the experienced physician practising emergency medicine and who wishes to be challenged. Because the emphasis in this course is on learning and sharing information, there is no formal assessment of participants.

The next ACME course in Auckland runs from 11-13th November 2015. Registration is open. Find out more.()

Eligible participants

1. SMOs

2. CMO/MOSS: CMO/MOSS working in EDs must provide a letter of support from their FACEM director.

3. Registrars: Senior trainees in the final two years of training may attend the ACME course.  A letter of support from their DEMT must be supplied. Senior registrars in the Auckland region are eligible to have their course fees reimbursed by NoRTH. 


  • Venue and date: SCPS Centre, Auckland: November 11-13th 2015 
  • Contact: Course convenor, Dr Owen Doran, 021 247 2624 and Registration, Kathy Bos, 09 923 3122