International Opportunities

The Kings Sierra Leone Partnership

The Kings Sierra Leone Partnership is looking to recruit an Emergency Physician to join the in–country team from August 2016. The organisation has had a four year health system strengthening partnership with the Connaught Hospital, Freetown, which is the main government hospital in Sierra Leone, working across a wide range of areas including Emergency medicine, internal medicine, intensive care, pharmacy, education and surgery. The partnership was instrumental during the Ebola outbreak, providing direct care to Ebola patients and maintaining hospital services.

The Partnership is looking to recruit an Emergency Physician that would welcome a challenging but exciting opportunity, working in the post Ebola recovery period to develop an Emergency Service in the low in come setting. More details are available here and further information can be found on the King's Sierra Leone Partnership website or by contacting Dr Ling Harrison.

Human Resources for Health Programme

Brown University and Columbia University are now hiring full-time Emergency Physicians to support Rwanda's first Emergency Medicine Residency. 

Brown University and Columbia University are part of a consortium of American Universities working to develop the first sustainable graduate medical education programme in the country of Rwanda. Rwanda has made incredible strides in development in recent years, and its government has especially focused on improvements in the health sector. As part of its efforts to strengthen human resources for health in the country, the Rwandan Ministry of Health is partnering with 10 US medical schools to develop 8 new graduate medical education programmes. Brown University and Columbia University are currently the lead US institutions for the Emergency Medicine component of the programme, sponsoring 3 full-time Emergency Physicians for one-year assignments developing the specialty of Emergency Medicine in Rwanda and training the very first class of Rwandan Emergency Medicine Residents. 

Programme Dates 
August 1 2016 - July 31 2017 (minimum 1 year commitment required)

Further details (incl qualifications, salary & benefits and how to apply) are available here.

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College members working overseas 

The International Committee are working on refreshing our data to make sure that the information we have is as up to date and accurate as possible. If you are an RCEM member working overseas, please help us by completing - or by directing other RCEM members that you know are working overseas to - the survey below. 

Members of the College of Emergency Medicine can be found all over the world. They provide service, teach, conduct research, and many do this as a volunteer in their own time. They set up exchanges with hospitals and medical schools overseas. Some contribute to the development of Emergency Medicine in countries where EM is not yet a recognised specialty or is a new specialty. Apart from the United Kingdom, RCEM members are active in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sudan
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • West Indies
  • Zambia

Examples of trainee’s experiences can be found here. If you would like the College to put you in touch with colleagues who work or have worked in any of the above countries, please email

Do you work in a country that is not listed on this page? Let us know! Please email

International Study Days 

'Africa Day - A day dedicated to Emergency Medicine in Africa' In 2015 the Committee held a Study day dedicated to Emergency Medicine in Africa. This helped to give those interested in Emergency Medicine in Africa an overview of current work being undertaken by Members and Fellows of the College, an idea of where there are opportunities to get involved and for those already involved, a chance to network.  


International Conferences

October 2016

EuSEM 2016 - 10th European Congress on Emergency Medicine, 2 - 5 October, Vienna, Austria

November 2016

AfCEM 2016 - The 3rd African Conference on Emergency Medicine, 9 - 11 November, Cairo, Egypt

33rd ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 20 - 24th November, Queenstown, New Zealand 

December 2016

Developing EM 2016, Sri Lanka, Annual Conference, 5 - 8 December, Colombo, Sri Lanka
‘An Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Conference with a Conscience’ 

Helpful resources 

RCOG Global Health Toolkits  The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have a range of Global Health Toolkits. The toolkits have been written by experts in the Obstetricians and Gynaecologist fields but they are currently at trial stage. RCOG are looking for piloting opportunities so if any members are interested please contact RCOG on