International Opportunities

Events and opportunities of Global EM and Health interest

Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ) is now recruiting medical volunteers

HIPZ is a UK charity established in 2006 that has created a unique model of healthcare delivery in Zanzibar. Through an innovative collaboration with the Government of Zanzibar, HIPZ endeavours to strengthen the services provided in two rural hospitals. Since taking over the management of Makunduchi Hospital in the south of Zanzibar and Kivunge Hospital in the north, HIPZ has transformed health services for 300,000 people – a quarter of the population of Zanzibar. 

HIPZ is looking to recruit an enthusiastic team of doctors from Summer 2018 onwards, especially Emergency Medics, General Medics, GPs, Paediatricians, Radiologists and Obstetricians. For further details, please download the information flyer here

For more information on the charity, current projects and detailed information on volunteering please visit:
For all volunteering enquiries, please email with a copy of your most recent CV:

 EMIT 2018: Rwanda’s 3rd “Emergency Medicine in the Tropics” course 
This is an incredible opportunity for EM and other acute-care trainees from overseas to learn from local and international faculty in a busy tropical emergency department in Kigali, Rwanda.

This packed two-week pre-conference course covers a diversity of topics relevant to anyone interested in global health and developing emergency care in resource-constrained settings. Sessions incorporate a heavy focus on clinical exposure with lectures and workshops focused on trauma, critical care, paediatrics, disaster response, and lots of ultrasound.

Date: 30 April to 13 May 2018
Venue: University Central Hospital of Kigali (CHUK), Kigali, Rwanda
Price:  £550 for 2 weeks, or £300 for 1 week. £50 discount for payments made in full before 30 March 2018.

To book please contact  

The information sheet can he found here  
The event flyer can be downloaded here   
You can follow details about this event here -

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