LITFL Resources for ACEM Primary Examination
Online Medical Education Database
This is the start of an open source collating project for the basic science portion of the post-graduate examinations and medical student education. Please feel free to add links in the comment section and as we create an online open-source searchable database of animations for medical education
Two sittings of the primary examination are held annually.
- MCQ Examination
- A written MCQ examination based on a set MCQ Matrix lasts for 90 minutes and is held in each of the four basic sciences.
- The multiple choice questions are type A questions: choose the one most correct response from fouroptions.
- MCQ Paper 1 Anatomy (60 questions)
- MCQ Paper 2 Pathology (60 questions)
- MCQ Paper 3 Physiology (60 questions)
- MCQ Paper 4 Pharmacology (60 questions)
- Viva Examination Questions
- Each candidate undergoes a 10-minute oral examination conducted by a pair of examiners in each of the four basic sciences.
- Props such as bones, normal X-rays and anatomical models are used in the anatomy viva, but not in the other subjects. Of particular note, pathology specimens are not used
- 2013.2 CHANGES: The primary will still consist of the four current subjects and will remain a basic sciences exam. It will still be bimodal with an MCQ and a viva component.
- Candidates will sit an MCQ exam in each subject, which will take the same form as the current MCQ exam. The trainees may choose to sit as many subjects as they wish at each exam sitting.
- Trainees who have passed the MCQ component of all four subjects will be able to sit their viva component.
- The vivas will consist of four scenario led oral exams, each with topics from each of the four subjects. Each trainee will sit four vivas in a session. The candidate must overall pass the four combined vivas at one exam to complete their primary.
- There will be aspects of ALL FOUR subjects within each viva. [Example vivas 2012]
- LITFL with be creating Basic Science in Clinical Context to assist with this
Australia and New Zealand ED Teaching/Education Websites
- Emergency Medicine Bloggers (ED and ER) – Ultra list of Emergency Medicine Bloggers
- EMERGPA - Education at Princess Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department
- HNEED – Advanced training with common sense thinking
- TJ Dogma – Evolving education space
- ED EXAM - The Australasian ED Examination Resource
- Broad Complex - Sunshine and Footscray Emergency Medicine Education site [Login Required]
- Wellington Emergency Department Wellington ED NZ
- Emergency Medicine Education [UNSW]
- CEMA - Cairns Emergency Medicine [Login Required]
- EDteaching.com - Austin and Northern Hospitals [Login Required]
- EmergencyWeb - Gold Coast Hospital [Login Required]
- NSW Combined Hospitals Fellowship Education - NSW Hospitals
- ED Central – Bendigo teaching resources
- Pass ACEM Examination