The Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is the relevant institution to make an assessment of overseas trained specialists to determine the applicant’s comparability to Australian trained emergency medicine specialists.
The college will assess the candidates holding specialist qualifications and advanced standing UK, Canada and USA (FCEM, FRCPC, ABEM) to determine whether they meet the requirements as substantially comparable specialists.
Where an IMG is not eligible for advanced standing an assessment will be made to determine the eligibility for recognition in Australia and the IMG may be required to undertake 12 months supervised practice, fellowship examinations, and specified research components or the IMG may be found not comparable.
The guidelines are provided in detail on the ACEM website www.acem.org.au
There is a huge demand for emergency medicine doctors in New Zealand, with opportunities in hospitals all over the country from the winterless far north to the foothills of the Southern Alps in the South Island.
If you hold one of qualifications listed below you are eligible to work as a Locum Tenens Specialist for up to 12 months, and also to apply for Vocational Registration which has no restriction on the time you can work in New Zealand.
The approved specialist qualifications in Emergency Medicine are:
- Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine;
- Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine (United Kingdom), along with the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT/CCST);
- Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in Emergency Medicine but not one of those listed above may be eligible to apply for Vocational Registration in New Zealand, allowing you to work at Consultant level. Please contact us for more information.
If you don’t have a specialist qualification but have good experience in Emergency Medicine we are also interested in hearing from you. Doctors without specialist qualifications, but who have worked in Emergency Medicine for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in one of the following Comparable Health countries, are eligible to work in New Zealand at Medical Officer of Specialist Scale (MOSS) or Registrar level, depending on your level of training and experience. Comparable Health System countries are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Each case is different, and there are a number of pathways to registration in New Zealand, so please register with us to have an in depth assessment of your eligibility and registration options with one of our Consultants.