Emergency Medicine specialists generally work in emergency departments of public hospitals diagnosing and managing illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups. Emergency departments are dynamic environments, requiring decisiveness, resilience, awareness of limitations and good interpersonal skills. Emergency medicine doctors have a focus on stabilising acutely unwell patients, and refer patients to other specialists when required. Emergency Medicine specialists will also provide clinical teaching, supervision and support to registrars, resident medical officers, interns, and students; arrange, consult and cooperate with other hospital staff; and initiate and implement relevant research activities.
Our discipline leaders in Emergency Medicine are active in both teaching and research across the university and are highly regarded both nationally and internationally.
In the JMP, the Discipline of Emergency Medicine works closely with all the other Disciplines. The academic base is at the Hunter Clinical School, with liaison throughout the Hunter New England Local Health District.
All of the JMP graduates will work in Emergency departments and many will go to be specialists in Emergency Medicine.