Global EM Resources


RCEM Global EM Handbook

A guide for Emergency Physicians undertaking Global Emergency Medicine work aboard has been produced by the GEM Committee and can be downloaded below. 

This handbook provides a brief introduction to global emergency medicine and working overseas in an emergency care setting for those that may be new to the field or for those that are considering volunteering abroad. It aims to signpost to a range of helpful resources and provide an idea of some current opportunities. 

Rapid Fire Evidence Reviews with AFEM

In collaboration with colleagues at the African Federation for Emergency Medicine we present rapid-fire evidence reviews where we conduct  literature reviews on key topics related to COVID-19 . Presentations are accompanied by written summaries.

Review 1: HIV, TB & BCG  [MP4]

[PPT]  [Written Summary] JULY 2020

Review 2: COVID-19: The impact on Healthcare Workers [MP4]

[PPT] [Written Summary] AUGUST 2020

Review 3: COVID-19 Virology [MP4]  

[PPT] [Written Summary] JULY 2020

Review 4: Public Health and Epidemiology in COVID-19 [MP4]   

[PPT] [Written Summary] AUGUST 2020

Helpful resources

A list of other helpful resources have been compiled by the committee and can be downloaded  here 

College members working overseas 

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
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone 
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • West Indies
  • Zambia

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