International Opportunities

Events and opportunities of Global EM and Health interest


International Opportunities for Emergency Doctors with RCPCH Global from Autumn 2018 onwards


RCEM Global is partnering with RCPCH Global to help them look for emergency doctors to work in RCPCH Global programmes alongside paediatric doctors and nurses in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Myanmar. 

RCPCH Global designs and manages large multi-sited programmes on training, mentoring and quality improvement for child health in secondary (district hospital-equivalent) facilities in low-income countries. Their programmes in Sierra Leone and Rwanda are funded by programme grants from DFID/WHO and Unicef. 

These programmes involve delivery of structured, in-situ training and mentoring support to local clinicians to improve quality of paediatric, neonatal and perinatal care. They use the WHO-endorsed Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus (ETAT+), Helping Babies Breathe and other similar protocol as a basis for developing continuous, multi-year quality of care improvement interventions. 

Recruits are needed who can work for a minimum of 6 months in one of the programme hospitals (but with possible extension to 12 months), living and working in quite challenging environments. 

All flights, preparation costs and accommodation are covered by the project. Recruits will also receive a stipend of per month, plus in-country travel costs.  Comprehensive support will be provided by in-country programme managers and a dedicated RCPCH team in London.

Interviews for these roles will take place at candidates’ earliest availability. There is no closing date for these positions. 

Person specification for emergency physicians 

Full membership of RCEM
Interest in/experience of hospital/health centre-based training/mentoring and quality improvement 
Evidence of interest and involvement in teaching
Understanding of audit, data-gathering, and monitoring and evaluation methods

Experience working in a resource-poor setting 
NLS / EPLS / APLS provider 
Demonstrable management experience preferred (eg quality improvement experience within NHS; completed audit cycle; guideline writing etc) 


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International courses and events of interest

RCPCH - Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment Training plus) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in resource poor setting reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and peri-urban areas.

Date: 20 - 22 November 2018
Venue: Alder Hey Children's Hospital, E Prescot Road, Liverpool, L14 5AB
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

Top two benefits of attending this course
Greater understanding of resource poor work
Enhanced skills

Learning aims, objective and outcomes
teamwork and the integration of new skills and knowledge into everyday practice
produces a core of trainers and mentors to ensure sustainability and ongoing improvement


Midwives, nurses and doctors interested in global health


RCEM International Study Days

'EM in SAARC - A study day dedicated to Emergency Medicine in member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation'

On 13 December 2017 the College held a study day to share key experiences both positive and negative from UK based doctors involved in Emergency Medicine in member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (with a main focus on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). 
The event was a great opportunity for those with an interest in these countries to find out more about what’s happening currently and also to network with other involved in similar work. The presentations for the day will be made available on the website shortly. 

Please click here to read an article of reflection on the SAARC study day from RCEM Trainee, Dr Rasheed Kaja Mohammad 


International Conferences



13th IECM - International Emergency & Catastrophe Management Conference & Exhibition - March 5 – 7 - Dubai
27th Winter Symposium of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care - March 7 - 10 - Karpacz, Poland

ICEM 2018 - International Congress of Emergency Medicine, 5 - 9 June, Mexico City 

EuSEM 2018 – The European Emergency Medicine Congress - September 8 – 12 – Glasgow, Scotland 

October ACEP 18 – American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly - October 1 – 4 – San Diego, CA, USA

AfCEM 2018 – 4th African Conference on Emergency Medicine – African Federation for Emergency Medicine - November 7 – 9 - Kigali, Rwanda



ICEM 2019 - 18th International Congress of Emergency Medicine, 12 - 15 June, Coex, Seoul, Korea 
ACEP 19 – American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, October 27 - 30, Denver, CO, USA 

The 10th Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine, 7 - 10 November, New Delhi, India 

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

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
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • 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

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