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Last update: 24 Feb, 2017
 

General Information | Scope of Examination | Format | Certification | Eligibility of Application |
Application Procedure | Refund Policy | Curriculum | Principle Syllabus | Reading List | Infection Control | Enquiry

 
 
General Information
  For 2017 June diet  
Examination Date: 20 June 2017
21 June 2017 (Reserved)
   
Closing Date for Application: 12 May 2017    
Examination Venue: James Kung Meeting Room, 2/F, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Examination Fee: HK$5,000
Reference FIles: Application Form (Word), Application Form (PDF), Examination Notice, Example Questions
   
 
(1) Scope of Examination

1.1 The PEEM of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine is an examination to assure proficient medical knowledge as imitative to emergency medicine training.
1.2 The PEEM test candidates with emphasis on applied clinical science for emergency medicine
 
 
(2) Format of Examination

2.1 The examination consists of ONE section:
2.1.1 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) (2.5 hours)
2.1.2 The section would be conducted in English
2.2 Example questions can be available here for reference
 
 
(3) Certification

3.1 The passing mark will be decided by the PEEM committee of each diet and further adjustment may be necessary in light of the cohort performance during the examination.
3.2 Successful candidates in the examination will receive a notification letter certifying the success in the Primary Examination in Emergency Medicine of Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine.
 
 
(4) Eligibility of Application

4.1 Holder of basic medical degree(s) or qualification(s)
 
(5) Application Procedure

5.1 Please send the following documents on or before the Deadline to:

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine
Room 809, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine,
99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

5.1.1 Properly completed Application Form,
5.1.2 Two recent photographs,
5.1.3 Certified true copies of relevant documents and
5.1.4 The cheque or bank remittance with full amount of the fee paid by ‘Account Payee Only’ payable to ‘Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine’

 
 

Remarks

  • All certified true copies of documents must be certified by the respective Training Supervisor or Consultant.
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    (6) Refund Policy

    6.1 Applicants withdrawing from the PEEM must apply in prior writing.

    6.2 The paid examination fee may be refunded, less 10% administrative charges, where written notice is received by the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine prior to the closing date for the receipt of applications.

    6.3 After that date no refund will normally be made to candidates who withdraw from the examination or fail to attend for any reason whatsoever. No allowance will be made for postal or other delays.

    6.4 Applicants who have submitted their applications but subsequently found to be not eligible to sit for the examination will have their fee refunded after 10% of the examination fee has been levied as administrative charge.

    6.5 No change can be made after the dates for the examination have been allocated.

    6.6 Applicants who are entitled to a refund will have their money returned on completion of the examination for which they have entered.
     
     
    (7) Curriculum
     
    Subject Areas Divisions Subtotal
    Basic Medical Sciences   60%
        Anatomy 20%  
        Physiology 20%  
        Pharmacology 20%  
    Epidemiology & Social Factors    10%
    Pathology   30%
    Total    100%
     
     
     
    (8) Principle Syllabus

    8.1 ANATOMY
     8.1.1 Upper limb
     8.1.2 Lower limb
     8.1.3 Head & neck
     8.1.4 Thorax
     8.1.5 Abdomen
     8.1.6 Pelvis & perineum
     8.1.7 Back

    8.2 PHYSIOLOGY
     8.2.1 General and cellular physiology
     8.2.2 Circulation
      8.2.2.1 Electrical activity of heart
      8.2.2.2 Pumping of heart
      8.2.2.3 Dynamics of blood & lymph flow
      8.2.2.4 Cardiovascular regulatory mechanism

    8.2.3 Respiratory system
     a) Pulmonary function
     b) Gaseous transport between lung & tissues
     c) Regulation of respiration

    8.2.4 Renal system
     a) Renal function
     b) Regulation of extracellular fluid

    8.2.5 Nervous system
     a) Nerve & muscles
     b) Synaptic transmission
     c) Reflexes
     d) Sensation
     e) Vision, hearing, smell & taste
     f) Control of posture & movement
     g) Autonomic nervous system
     h) Regulation of visceral function

    8.2.6 Gastrointestinal system
    a) Digestion & absorption
    b) Regulation of gastrointestinal function

    8.2.7 Endocrine physiology
    a) Thyroid gland
    b) Pancreas & regulation of carbohydrate metabolism
    c) Adrenal gland
    d) Pituitary gland
    e) Gonads & function of reproductive system

    8.2.8 Fetal & neonatal physiology

    8.3 PHARMACOLOGY
    8.3.1 Pharmacodynamics & pharmacokinetics
    8.3.2 Principles in toxicology
    8.3.3 Clinical toxicology
     a) Gastrointestinal decontamination
     b) Antidotes
     c) Analgesic toxicology
     d) Antidepressant toxicology
     e) Pesticides toxicology
     f) Inhalational toxicology
     g) Heavy metal toxicology
     h) Venomous bites & stings

    8.3.4 Cardiovascular pharmacology
     a) Inotropes & vasopressors
     b) Anti-arrhythmic
     c) Vasodilators
     d) Antihypertensive

    8.3.5 Nervous system pharmacology
     a) Sedative-hypnotic
     b) Neuromuscular blocking agents
     c) Analgesics
     d) General & local anaesthetic agents
     e) Antiepileptic
     f) Antipsychotic & antidepressant
     g) Drug of abuse

    8.3.6 Endocrine pharmacology
    8.3.7 Autonomic pharmacology
     a) Cholinoceptor-acting drugs
     b) Adrenoceptor-acting drugs
    8.3.8 Chemotherapeutic pharmacology

    8.4 PATHOLOGY
     8.4.1 Gastrointestinal
     8.4.2 Genitourinary
     8.4.3 Nervous system
     8.4.4 Endocrine
     8.4.5 Pulmonary
     8.4.6 Skeletal & bone
     8.4.7 Cardiovascular
     8.4.8 Renal
     8.4.9 Haematological
     8.4.10 Neoplastic

    8.5 EPIDEMIOLOGY & MISCELLANEOUS
     8.5.1 Biostatistics
      a) Forming research question
      b) Data analysis
      c) Evaluating diagnostic test
     8.5.2 Common infectious diseases
     8.5.3 Animal bites & prevention of rabies
     8.5.4 Wound management & tetanus prophylaxis
     8.5.5 Vaccinations

     
     
    (9) Reading List

    9.1 Core study:-

    9.1.1 Emergency Medicine
     a) Core manual for training in Emergency Medicine – HKSEMS
     b) Practice of Emergency Medicine
        – Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine 2010
     c) Emergency Medicine : A comprehensive study guide
        – Tintinalli, Drome & Ruiz, American College of Emergency Physician, McGrow Hill

    9.1.2 Anatomy
     a) Regional and Applied - RJ Last (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh)

    9.1.3 Physiology
     a) Review of Medical Physiology - WF Ganong (Appleton and Lange)
     b) Respiratory Physiology - The Essentials - JB West (Williams and Wilkins)
     c) Textbook of Medical Physiology - AC Guyton (Saunders) : The section on circulation

    9.1.4 Pharmacology
     a) Basic and Clinical Pharmacology - BG Katzung, Appleton and Lange.

    9.1.5 Pathology & Epidemiology
     a) Robbins "Pathologic Basis of Disease" - Cotran, Kumar and Robbins (WB Saunders Company)
     b) The Annual Reports on Disease Statistics of Department of Health and Hospital Authority of Hong Kong

    9.2 Optional
     9.2.1 Emergency Diagnostic Test Manual by HKSEMS
     9.2.2 Emergency Procedure Manual by HKSEMS
     9.2.3 Emergency Drug Manual by HKSEMS
     9.2.4 ABC in Emergency Radiology - Nicholson and Driscoll BMJ Publishing
     9.2.5 Diagnostic Imaging - Peter Armstrong Martin L. Wastie, Blackwell Science
     
     

    (10) Infection Control


    10.1 Subject to the prevalent global or local infection epidemic/endemic situation, candidates may be required to declare their health status prior to the Examination.

    10.2 Temperature measurement will also be arranged as required.

    10.3 Candidates who are confirmed of having infectious disease that may induce risk to examiners, other candidates will not be allowed to the Examination and will be deferred to the next diet.

    10.4 Appropriate infection control measures including hand hygiene, wearing of face masks and gloves will be required as necessary.

    10.5 The Chief Examiner or his deputy would exercise the authority to implement the essential precautionary actions.
     
    Enquiry

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    Fax             : (852)2554-2913
    Email         : seo@hkcem.org.hk

     
     
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