Pathways

As promised: the first part about trying to get a job in Australia for a longer period of time. As a Dutch EP, SEH arts KNMG, you are not recognised as a consultant EM in Australia (www.amc.org.au). The primary reason is that, to be eligible for ‘the specialist pathway’ (http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration/International-Medical-Graduates/Specialist-Pathway.aspx), you need to be an overseas qualified […]

Working in Australia

Dear colleagues, Currently I am registering at the Australian Medical Council (AMC) to be able to apply for the EM training in Australia. Two of our Dutch colleagues already are FACEM, they enrolled in the training program about 10 years ago. The rules have changed quite a lot since then, and nowadays it is not […]

Ultrasound is not time-consuming!

In the Netherlands, the majority of Emergency Physicians unfortunately do not use ultrasound frequently at this moment. One of the arguments I often hear is: “I don’t have the time to perform ultrasound at my busy Emergency Department (ED), because there are to many patients to take care of”. Hopefully my case will prove otherwise. […]