The College of Intensive Care Medicine is the peak body for intensive care medicine specialist training and education in Australia and New Zealand. The College offers a six year diploma of training and examination, culminating in Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM). A paediatric intensive care endorsement is also offered. The College represents over 800 intensive care medicine specialists. Its headquarters is located in Melbourne, with regional committees throughout Australia, and national committees in New Zealand and Hong Kong.
What do we provide?
The College provides continuing medical education, professional development, maintains standards and advocates for Fellows' needs to government and the community.
The College provides a training program of high quality, supervision in practical aspects of training, administration of the written and clinical examinations and workshops and educational support. There is a Trainees' Committee and Board, State and Regional representation Trainees which give a voice in the governance of the College and policy development.
The College publishes a scientific, peer-reviewed Journal: Critical Care and Resuscitation. The College's Annual Scientific Meeting and other meetings are important activities in quality improvement and professional development in health care.
For the community:
The College advocates for health and social policies to improve the healthcare of all Australians and New Zealanders. The College also ensures patients are treated by well-trained, qualified intensive care specialists and paediatricians who continue to improve their skills, qualifications and clinical practice through continuing education.
International Medical Graduates and Area of Need:
The College assists the Australian Medical Council in reviewing the credentials of overseas trained specialists, and with the recruitment of suitably qualified overseas trained doctors into declared AoN positions on a temporary basis, while efforts continue to attract medical practitioners with general registration on a permanent basis.