The training requirements of the CICM training program in General Intensive Care includes 12 months General Hospital Experience post graduation plus 36 months of basic training and 36 months of advanced training.
A six year training program comprising three years of basic training and three years of advanced training, which must include:
At the discretion of the Censor, trainees who are undertaking concurrent training with another College (ANZCA, ACEM and RACP) may have this period reduced to 30 months by fulfilling the following:
1. Completing all components of the second specialty;
2. Satisfactory completion of an introductory intensive care course, such as the BASIC course. The dates, registration and other details regarding the BASIC course can be obtained from their website at http://www.aic.cuhk.edu.hk/web8/BASIC.htm
Please note exemptions from the CICM Primary examination are not guaranteed and in most cases unlikely. A possible exemption is dependent on where your qualification/training occurred in conjunction with your overall experience. All decisions are individually based and the Censor will make a decision based on a combination of your qualification, previous training and experience. It is therefore important to provide us with us much information about your past as possible. The best way to do this is to fill in the registration form and send it in to us with the relevant documentation.
To discuss your training situation or to seek further advice on the possibility of an exemption, please contact the College Office on (03) 9514 2888.
The CICM Fellowship Examination may be undertaken following the successful completion of at least 12 months of Advanced Core Intensive Care training. This Examination is conducted twice a year, with the written sections held in any capital city in Australia, and some cities in New Zealand and Hong Kong. The oral/clinical sections of the Examination are held alternatively in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Please note that, in order for Advanced training to be recognised, trainees must register within three months of commencing in an approved post.
A separate parthway is available in Paediatric Intensive Care, based on the above training program.
For further information, please contact the Training Department.
Please note the above training program will only affect trainees who register with the College from 1st January 2011.
The CICM previous regulation (regulation prior to 1st January 2011) can be viewed in the Training Resources.