A preparation course for the CICM Fellowship examination run by intensivists from the Canberra Hospital ICU.
We teach exam preparation and technique, with a focus on clinical examination skills using a range of formats from lectures and tutorials to mock exams.
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exam technique for written, vivas & hot cases
psychological preparation for the fellowship exam
Small group psychologist sessions
Viva sessions including communication and interactive stations
Physical examination tutorials
Hot case technique tutorials
Hot cases across the two hospital campuses
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Friday 11th November to Sunday 13th November 2011
The Clinical School in Canberra
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Registration open from the 8th of August
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The Canberra ICU course review
(Provided by Dr. Jonathan Casement)
This is designed for those trainees or overseas trained specialists taking the Part 2 CICM exam. I used it as a starter course to plan my revision and get familiar with the structure of the exam. The venue is the well appointed clinical school in Canberra. The course runs over three days and is highly organised due to the efforts of Bronwyn Avard, Intensivist at Canberra. The faculty includes local intensivists and some well known legends of intensive care medicine very familiar with the exam structure.
A feature I had not seen before at an exam course was the presence of a “peak performance” psychologist in the faculty, who analysed candidates presentation skills. The feedback received was very useful. In addition, tips on how to get the most out of limited revision time and deal with the stress associated with the exam were discussed.
The course covers a format closely related to the exam starting with “what is tested” followed by mock written papers, hot cases and viva sessions. As with most exam courses, golden nuggets of knowledge around potential pitfall issues were covered. Overall it provided a very useful introduction to the exam and direction for further study.
Value for money
Dr. Jonathan Casement
SMO Intensivist / Anaesthetist at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, NZ
Trained in West Midlands, UK. SMO at University Hospital of North Staffordshire before moving to NZ in 2004.
Decided to do FCICM as an Overseas Trained Specialist (OTS) in 2010 and subsequently took and passed in 2011
Interests include ICU outreach / rapid response teams, transportation of the critically ill, communication skills training