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The International Committee was established in 2008 with the objective of co-ordinating all international activities on behalf of the College, with the following responsibilities:

  • Help advance the international development of Emergency Medicine.
  • Collaborate with and integrate the College representatives to IFEM and EuSEM.
  • Consider issues of mutual interest between the College and international organisations including facilitating exchanges of trainees and emergency physicians.
  • Provide information and guidance to International Medical Graduates on training in Emergency Medicine in the UK.
  • Coordinate UK/Irish participation in international conferences.
  • Propose good practice of international development of Emergency Medicine to the Council and to act on it.
  • Promote examinations of the College internationally and to advise the Council and Education and Examinations Committee on this development.
  • Work with the Dean and Education and Examinations Committee to coordinate examinations abroad.
  • Liaise with the Research and Publication Committee regarding international research
  • Conduct any other international business as directed by the Council.
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a manner sensitive to the host country.
  • Reviewing nominations for the William Rutherford International Award.

The committee is chaired by Dr Ruth Brown.

The College is a member of two international Emergency Medicine organisations:

International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM)

European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)

To read the latest International Committee news you can download the latest edition of our Newsletter.

To read the Principles for international collaboration, you can download it here.

Contact Information

If you would like to contact the committee please do so via the committee administrator:

e-mail: Tel: +44 (0)20 7400 6106

Address: International Committee, The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 7-9 Breams Buildings, London, EC4A 1DT, UK