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RPLE for emergency medicine experience

        1. RPLE for emergency medicine experience

RPLE for emergency medicine experience

If you have diverse clinical experience in a range of emergency medicine settings, you may be eligible to apply for credit of more than 26 weeks towards the emergency medicine hospital term in any of the four ACEM-classified emergency medicine subgroups (as per pre-2022 delineation – refer Table 1). You may apply for up to a maximum of 26 weeks (FTE) per subgroup.

Table 1. Changes to ACEM delineation

ACEM delineation pre-2022 ACEM delineation from 2022
Major referral Major referral (MR)
Urban district emergency department Non-major referral (non-MR)
Major regional/rural base emergency department Non-major referral (non-MR)
Specialist paediatrics emergency department Specialist children’s

For emergency medicine terms not accredited by ACEM (see ACEM Accredited emergency departments), you may be eligible for RPLE consideration if the position provided appropriate clinical experience, supervision and teaching. Your training coordinator can help you determine the classification of a non-ACEM accredited post.

If you apply for RPLE of an emergency medicine post, your documentation must meet the requirements outlined in What do I need to include in my application?

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