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Departments

Prospective registrars

Welcome to the Austin Emergency Department

Welcome to the Austin Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine.  Like the specialty itself your time with us will be a challenging and exciting time.  Most importantly, it will be a time of growth, both professionally and personally as you learn to apply the principles of emergency medicine to the care of your patients.

While you are here you will value the closeness and teamwork that are an integral part of the way that we work.  In this sometimes chaotic environment that can change at a moment's notice, you will be part of a team that measures its success through application of a wide range of skills.   Whether it is the challenge of resuscitation, the reassurance to a worried parent or the understanding and respect given to our older patients, we are in a unique position of making a difference to the lives of a large number of patients.

Our goal is to provide optimal care for our patients and a quality educational experience for our trainees and residents. The senior medical staff value the opportunity to provide teaching and clinical support.

As an accredited department with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine we regard the examination and research preparation for our trainees as a high priority.  With our ongoing medical education program, we believe we provide all the elements of a high standard academic training experience.