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Exit Examination (EEEM) | Archive
Last update: 14 Jun, 2017
 

General Information | Introduction | Scope of Examination | Format | Example of question |
Format of the training certification letter | Certification | Application Procedure | Re-sit of examination | Withdrawal from examination | Appeal | Improper conduct of examination candidates | Equal opportunities | Infection Control | Enquiry |

 
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General Information
       
Examination Date: (OSSAQ)
(Oral)
14 Sep 2017 (Thu)  
17 - 18 Oct 2017 (Tue,Wed)
15 Sep 2017 (Reserved Fri) 
19 Oct 2017  (Reserved Thu) 
Closing Date for Application:  

28 July 2017 (Friday)

 
Examination Venue: (OSSAQ)   A&E Training Centre, 3/F, Tang Shiu Kin Hospital, 
                   282 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
(Oral)         Tentative: 5/F, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club                             Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Eligibility of Application:

The candidate should be a current HKCEM trainee or within three years after leaving the HKCEM training post and has completed 6 years of accredited training.
Please refer to the Section 6.2 of the Training Programme for Specialists in Emergency Medicine of Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine.
The responsibility and the right to vet the application and allow a candidate for the EEEM lie on the Education Committee of the HKCEM.

Examination Fee: (full exam)       HK$10,000
(oral re-sit)      HK$5,000
Candidates who fail in the Objective Structured Short Answer Question (OSSAQ) will be refunded HK$5,000.
Reference Files: Application Form,
Important Notice,
Example of Objective Structured Short Answer Question (OSSAQ),
Example of Oral Examination,
Sample of training certification letter (Only for EM experience only)*
 
*Non EM department, please provided the certified true copy formal letter for reference..
 
Introduction

The examination is targeted to assess the clinical maturity of trainee up to the standard of an emergency medicine specialist who can work independently to provide quality and safe emergency care.

The EEEM consists of two parts, Objective Structured Short Answer Question (OSSAQ) and Oral examination.

 
 
Scope of Examination
  1. The examination will assess clinical care and management of patients relevant to the practice of emergency medicine.
  2. The examination will examine on the management of an emergency department.
  3. The examination reflects the Content of Learning which can be found on the College website.
  4. The standard of the examination will be set at the level of expertise of specialist in emergency medicine who can work independently.
 
 
Format
  1. The Objective Structured Short Answer Question (OSSAQ):
    Candidate must obtain sufficient marks in order to proceed to the Oral Examination.
  2. The Oral Examination (Oral) includes the examination of and not limited to, resuscitation, critical care, medical emergency, surgical emergency, literature appraisal and the management of emergency department.
 
 
Example of question
  1. Example of Objective Structured Short Answer Question (OSSAQ)
  2. Example of Oral examination
 
 

Format of the training certification letter

  1. Letter head - Institution / Hospital / Dept / Correspondence Address
  2. Date
  3. To whom it may concern (so that the certified true copy of this certification may be used for
    Conjoint / Exit / other examination for this doctor)
  4. This is to certify the following training profile of Dr ABC (in full spelling):
    “Table of training profile” signifying the list of “Hospital, Department, Post, Period of Training” of Dr. ABC in chronological order.
  5. Other information or remarks would be optional.
  6. Signature
  7. Name & Post (Dept Head, Consultant, Training Supervisor) of signing authority

Sample of Training Certification Letter

 
 
Certification

Successful candidates in the examination will be eligible to apply for Diploma of Fellowship of Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine.

 
 
Application Procedure

The full amount of the fee is paid by ‘Account Payee Only’ cheque or bank remittance payable to
Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine’.

  • Please send the Word File of Completed Application Form without Signatures to
    seo@hkcem.org.hk.
  • Please send by hand / mail the following
    (1) Completed application form with Signatures
    (2) 2 photographs with name written on the back
    (3) Certified true copy of all documents / a copy of the last EEEM results
    (4) Training Logbook
    (5) College issued research requirement fulfillment letter (see remark below)
    (6) (a). Cheque on or before the Deadline by hand / mail to

    Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine,
    Room 809, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine,
    99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
    (Attn: Censor-in-chief, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine.).

(b) Paydollar logistic

Remark: for applicant who has not yet obtained the College issued research requirement fulfillment letter. Hard copy of the published paper, or manuscript plus the journal acceptance letter should be enclosed for EC vetting. Soft copy should also be sent to HKCEM by email.

 
 
Re-sit of examination

Candidates can have a maximum of 3 attempts for re-sitting the Oral examination within the next 3 consecutive diets. If they cannot successfully pass the Oral examination within the allowed time frame, they need to attempt the whole EEEM from Objective Structured Short Answer Question (OSSAQ) again.

 
 
Withdrawal from examination
  1. Candidates withdrawing from the examination must apply in writing to Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine. Candidates may be asked to provide evidence for their reason for withdrawal.
  2. Withdrawal prior to the closing date of the relevant examination application: 10% of the application fee will be levied as administrative charge.
  3. Withdrawal after the closing date of the relevant examination application: 50% of the application fee may be refunded when written notice is received by Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine not less than 21 days before the commencement of the examination.
  4. Candidates who withdraw less than 21 days before the commencement of the examination or fail to attend the examination will not be eligible for refund.
  5. Applicants who have submitted an application form but are subsequently found to be not eligible to sit for the examination will have their fee refunded after 10% of the application fee has been levied as administrative charge.
  6. Candidates who fail in the Objective Structured Short Answer Question (OSSAQ) will be refunded HK$5,000
 
 
Appeal
  1. Candidates who wish to appeal about the process of the examination must do so in writing within 30 days of the examination.
  2. The submission must state the details of the case including the nature of the complaint, the time, the place, and if possible the name(s) of the examiner(s) concerned.
  3. Appeals will be considered if they allege misadministration, bias or impropriety whether in the conduct or in the determination of the result of the examination.
  4. Appeals disputing the academic judgment of the examiners will not be considered.
  5. An administrative fee of 10% of the application fee would be levied for the appeal request.
  6. Examination candidates who make complaint or appeal in good faith will not be disadvantaged in the current and future examinations.
  7. The Education Committee or an appropriate committee as decided by Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine will review the complaint, assemble preliminary evidence, request statements from relevant parties and conduct appropriate investigation on the issue.
  8. Candidates will be notified in writing about the appeal.
 
 
Improper conduct of examination candidates
  1. Candidates who are found to have improper conduct during an examination may be refused entry to the current or future examinations.
    Improper conducts include:

      • Dishonestly obtaining or attempting to obtain entry to the examination by making false statements, using falsified documents, false claims about training experience, qualifications or eligibility for the examination.
      • Obtaining or seeking to obtain unfair advantage during an examination, or inciting other candidate to do the same. Examples include:
        • Having on the person any material that would give advantage in an examination once the examination has commenced by any means including electronic devices.
        • Communicating or attempting to communicate with another person (another candidate or third party) once the examination has commenced, including passing information about the contents of any part of the examination to candidates in the same diet.
        • Refusing to follow the instruction given by the examiners or examination staff concerning the conduct of and procedure for the examination.
      • Removing or attempting to remove from the examination any confidential material relating to the conduct of the examination.
      • Obtaining or attempting to obtain confidential information concerning the examination from an examiner or examination official.
      • Passing confidential information on the content of the examination to a third party.

  2. The list of improper conducts is not exhaustive and the College reserves the right to investigate and judge any potential case of improper conduct or behaviour during examination.
  3. Candidates may not be allowed to proceed further or be disqualified from the examination in case of serious misconduct after investigation by the College
 
 
Equal opportunities
  1. Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine is committed to make every effort to provide an environment to candidates that is free from discrimination.
  2. It is the policy of the College that no candidate receives less favourable treatment than other on the ground of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital or family status, ethnic origin, colour, region, political belief, disability or social class.
  3. Candidates who experience any discrimination or unequal treatment may appeal in writing to the College.
 
 
Infection Control
  1. Subject to the prevalent global or local infection epidemic/endemic situation, candidates are required to declare their health status prior to the Examination.
  2. Temperature measurement will be arranged as required.
  3. Candidates who are confirmed of having infectious disease that may induce risk to examiners, other candidates and patient subjects will not be allowed to the Examination and will be deferred to the next diet.
  4. Appropriate infection control measures including hand hygiene, wearing of face masks and gloves will be required as necessary.
  5. The Chief Examiner or his deputy would exercise the authority to implement the essential precautionary actions.
 
Enquiry
Telephone: (852)2871-8874
Fax: (852)2554-2913
Email: seo@hkcem.org.hk
 
 
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