ACEM Primary Resources


  • ACEM: Primary Examination page
    • Includes information about the exam, dates, fees, educational resources and a link to the training and examination handbook


  • LITFL – ACEM Primary Exam
    • Great resource that includes general information about the exam, an archive of past questions, and links to other useful sites
    • Basic Science in Clinical Context
      • A fantastic series of descriptive videos that directly address common primary exam viva questions listed by topic:
        • Anatomy
        • Physiology
        • Pharmacology
        • Pathology (in development)…
        • Toxicology
          • these combine the knowledge needed for the ACEM part 1 exams and what you need on the shop floor to understand toxicology


  • Demweb
    • Wiki originally set up by Dr Ray Siauw, registrar at the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Emergency Department, containing useful resources of ACEM trainees sitting their primary exam




    • “This site allows you to sort the vivas by both topic and year – and provides some handy resources for viva study”. Home to 1378 vivas. This website is put together by Luke O’Connor, ED Trainee, Wellington, NZ.


    • ER Exam is the brainchild of Dr Srigala Nagarajan and Dr Rajan Kailainathan (2014 & 2015 successful candidates) with the goal of producing a structured way to study and pass the ACEM primary exam based on the 22 week primary exam schedule designed by Dr Tim Harraway from the Gold Coast Hospital Emergency Department.
    • This site includes summarised notes in each subject for each week of the 22 week study schedule and the Primary Pharmacopia (pharmacological summaries of commonly used drugs)

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