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28 Sep

Dear colleagues,

I didn’t post for a long time, due to moving to Australia. But tomorrow I will do a presentation about envenomations in The Northern Territory…. Which is a bit cynical because I’m probably the least experienced in this hospital regarding envenomations. However, I thought it would still be fun to dive into it (there’s a first time for everything) and to share it with you.

Attached the result: my PPP. A lot of slides because I wanted it to be my summary for Evernote also.

Please don’t hesitate to comment if you need to, especially if you happen to know a bit more about these creatures and envenomations.

Cheers, Laura

Envenomations RDH 09.2015




12 May

As promised but a bit later: some tips about how to prepare for the AMC multiple choice exam. Other / practical information about the exam you can find on the website The reason I want to share this information is that it worked for me, and I am not a quick learner, do not have an excellent memory and to be honest: I did not even recognise a lot of the basic stuff anymore, which I studied more than 13 years ago. So, it was a challenge for me.

The AMC recommends a few books to study before you sit the exam. The most important two Continue reading


18 Jan

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 ( The primary reason is that, to be eligible for ‘the specialist pathway’ (, you need to be an overseas qualified specialist, which we are not with our ‘profiel-specialisme’. Our training is not comparable anyway, neither in duration as in content.

From our current position, we can work temporarily in Australia (2 years) as specialist-in-training via the Specialist Pathway (weird but yes!), or Continue reading

Inspired to go abroad but not THAT far? (in dutch…)

18 Jan

‘ Working in the UK’ , a document written by Leonieke Vlaanderen, a Dutch ED doc, who recently worked as clinical fellow A&E in the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, after that as Anaesthetic clinical fellow and currently as HEMS registrar (Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air ambulance Trust).

Werken in de UK-2 In Dutch!


Working in Australia

3 Nov

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 easy to become eligible anymore.

Many others have worked or are currently working in Australia for 1-2 years, with a limited registration. That registration does not allow you to apply at the ACEM (for training).

Because of the recent changes and because I could not find a colleague who did the same, I decided to share my experiences with you. For colleagues who wish to do the same.

I will write different posts about the application process. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form. If you have different experiences or you want to share yours on this website, please feel free to contact me also. My situation is about becoming an registrar in training, from my current position as SEHarts KNMG. I do not have knowledge about other pathways, for example te be eligible for the limited registration. I would welcome colleagues who want to share that information.

Regards, Laura