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!


Pols# en echo

18 Jan

Geachte collega’s,

Een videolezing van Gael Smits, SEH arts KNMG Eindhoven, over echogeleid reponeren van polsfracturen.

Groet, Laura

LPA 8 wervelkolom immobilisatie – wat is de evidence?

9 Dec

Dear international colleagues, this PPP is written in Dutch by our registrar in training, Mark van Zanten, so you will not be able to read this.

It’s an overview of the evidence that’s used to change the prehospital guideline for (C-)spine immobilisation.

Voor de Nederlandse collega’s: wellicht dat jullie dit kunnen gebruiken om locaal alert te zijn bij de overname van een trauma-patient en zelf te besluiten of mn CWK immobilisatie (alsnog) geindiceerd is en hoe.

Regards / groet, Laura

WK immobilisatie 2015