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Generalist Emergency Medicine (GEM)

If you are a Rural Generalist interested in the discipline of Emergency Medicine, then our Generalist Emergency Medicine (GEM) program is for you. GEM gives you access to accredited training and certification in the discipline of Emergency Medicine.

The GEM program has been designed by Australia’s leading rural medical practitioners, so you can be confident it will meet your needs and the needs of your community. We are proud that the College’s GEM qualification is recognised by the Royal Flying Doctors Service and Queensland Health. The GEM program gives you access to better training, better opportunities, infinite flexibility, support and global recognition, and is reflected in remuneration, through the Medical Officers’ (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No. 1) 2005.

Although the specific scope of practice required by the Generalist Emergency Medicine doctor in their hospital will vary depending on the location of practice, all participants in the GEM program will be required to demonstrate the core competencies as detailed in the GEM Curriculum Statement and the GEM Assessment Criteria as these define the generic minimum standards required for Generalist Emergency Medicine practice across the range of potential contexts.

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