International Opportunities

Events and opportunities of Global EM and Health interest

If you would like to apply for endorsement of EM development activities in LMIC, please review the process and criteria document found here
Please complete the application form found here and send via email to

Educational Standards Framework for Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) approved Fellowships in Humanitarian Medicine and Global Health

The GEM Committee are working towards making Fellowships in Humanitarian Medicine and Global Health more accessible to UK doctors and have created a framework for educational standards, this document can be found here .

Helpful papers around international fellowships can be found below- 
Core Curricular Elements for Fellowship Training in International Emergency Medicine
Experience with the core curricular elements for international emergency medicine fellowships

If you would like to share opportunities that are in line with these standards, please email

Volunteer opportunity with King's Somaliland Partnership

King’s Somaliland Partnership are recruiting volunteer clinicians with experience in emergency care to join a team at Hargeisa Group Hospital that will select and modify a system for triage, EWS and vital sign monitoring.

As part of this visit volunteers will facilitate stakeholder engagement sessions with staff and support baseline audits for triage and EWS. Volunteers will also work with select departments to develop an action plan to improve documentation.

To find out more information and how to apply please visit the link below:


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) 


Please write directly to: or click on the link below:


RCEM Global Study Days

'Medical Responses to Humanitarian Disasters'
On March 5th, more than 40 delegates from across the UK gathered at Octavia house for the first RCEM Global EM study day looking at the medical response in humanitarian disasters.
A summary of this event can be found here, with thanks to Dr Olivia Corn and Dr Najeeb Rahman.

'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 of interest




Helpful resources 

A list of GEM resources can be downloaded here 

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 .