Covering the vast body of knowledge necessary to pass the fellowship exam can feel like having to climb a mountain....wearing a blindfold. The fellowship course curriculum provides structure to guide you through 26 weeks of exam focussed high yield knowledge topics from all the major areas.
Don't know where to start?
The exam may have changed, but the harsh realities of sitting it have not. The feedback from candidates sitting the new exam is that the old issues of time pressure and answer structure are alive and well in the new papers. Students in the fellowship course sit "mini exams" every week to time, based around the week's curriculum. That means that by the time the real exam comes around they've done more than 100 SAQs under examination conditions. Additionally, every 6 weeks, students face a "road block": a formally marked set of SAQs to provide them with formative feedback to gauge their progress.
The only way to prepare for a race is to practice running it.
We all learn a little bit differently, and ED exam candidates are no exception. Each week our "WATCH-READ-SOLVE-WRITE" approach provides candidates with access to video lectures on important topics, selected readings, suggested referenced textbook chapters and clinical reasoning problems to stimulate their learning. Every "mini exam" has answers provided to ensure students receive both didactic learning about the content of important topics and functional learning, to teach them how to demonstrate their knowledge under the gruelling conditions of the fellowship exam.
At this stage of your career, you are an adult learner. You don't need to read and summarize a medical textbook. You need to challenge, synthesize and apply your knowledge. Trust us, you'll have to do this when you're a FACEM.
You might as well start now.
Why limit your study group to your own hospital. Each week our "virtual study group" brings each and every candidate together in the online study forum. Important PEARLs about each question are posted by the lecturers, and you have the opportunity to discuss facets of ED practice with your colleagues from across Australasia. Want to know how they do RSI in the Queensland Retrieval Service? What about the trauma systems in New South Wales and Victoria?
Expand your horizons in the Virtual Study Group.
FACE TO FACE.
Because every teaching course should have one! Every course we spend 2 days face to face with the candidates. We run practice exams, we deconstruct questions, we put you in the mind of the examiners.
Understanding the exam is the key to succeeding in the exam.
Comprehensive and online..
As a member of our course you have access to the extended resources of resus.com.au. As an additional bonus access our fellowship level MCQ question bank in classmarker.com. Test yourself, anywhere, anytime and get ready for that MCQ component!