In order to proceed with applying to be a registered trainee of the College, applicants must be able to answer “YES” to all of the following questions:
Any qualifications or previous experience entered into the registration form must be supported by appropriate documentation. Applications cannot be processed without the relevant information;
This may include (but not limited to):
The College expects that all trainees must:
All applications to the training program MUST be accompanied by the contact details of three suitable referees.
Verified referees will be sent an email from the College requesting the completion of an online form. The College will communicate with all applicants once the request has been made and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the reference is completed in a timely manner.
The referees are asked to firstly rate the applicant’s performance in a number of core abilities from 1-5:
Secondly, a number of questions regarding the applicant’s role and responsibilities are asked.
Finally, the referee is asked to make any additional comments including on whether they feel the applicant is suitable for the CICM Training Program or not.
The three referees can include the following:
A non-CICM Fellow must be recognised as a specialist by the relevant local medical authority in order to be considered suitable. In this case, the applicant will also be required to attend an interview with two CICM Fellows as appointed by the Trainee Selection Panel.
All references must be for intensive care experience completed within three years of the date of when the form is submitted.
Becoming a Trainee FAQs
The Trainee Selection Panel reviews applications of doctors wanting to join the College training program. The College expects that a doctor entering the training program will be able to show all the values, attitudes and aptitudes required of a specialist in intensive care medicine.
Although the College works to ensure the fastest outcome time possible, applications do take time to review and are processed in the order they are received.
If the application is complete and there are no pending documents or references, it will be submitted to the Trainee Selection Panel for review.
Once the Panel has reviewed your application, the College will notify you via email within 30 days of the outcome or if any additional documentation is required to complete the assessment.
Yes. Applicants are encouraged to include supporting documentation for all previous training, qualifications and experience. All supporting evidence must either be original documentation or Justice of the Peace certified copies.
A letter of service must confirm that work has been completed. Typically on hospital letterhead, information must include discipline, start date and end date of each term, level of seniority and type of appointment (Full-time or part-time).
A letter of appointment or an employment contract are not considered suitable evidence of training.
If selected on the program, trainees will receive a letter outlining what has been recognised as prior learning and the remaining training and assessment requirements in order to become a Fellow.
If the College has been given all supporting documentation for the Censor to assess, a letter will generally take 6-8 weeks from the date of being selected on to the training program.
Only registered College trainees may sit the First Part Examination. You may apply to sit the examination as soon as you have received confirmation that your trainee registration has been approved by the Panel.
If you are planning to sit the First Part Examination, please advise the College when applying for trainee registration.
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