Competition

The competition includes basic science, clinical knowledge, and clinical skills.

 

Team members

– Each team must consist of 4 members who are medical students. One advisor is optional.

– Only medical students are eligible for the competition. Graduates and individuals who have a medical degree are not allowed to participate. Medical students, either in preclinical or clinical medical years, are allowed to apply for the competition but please note that the competition contains objective student clinical exam, so medical students in clinical years will be preferred.

– There is no limit to the number of teams who can apply from each medical school.

The scopes of the competition contain emergency conditions as followings:

1) Internal Medicine
2) Surgery
3) Mass Casualty Management
4) Obstetrics and Gynecology
5) Toxicology
6) Paediatrics
etc.

Clinical skills including:

1) Imaging including x-ray, ultrasonography, CT scan
2) EKG
3) Skin lesion
4) Fundoscopy
5) Traffic/ Hazard symbols
6) Basic life support
7) ACLS

etc.

For Emergency Medicine’s related basic science includes:

1) Physiology
2) Pathophysiology
3) Pharmacology
4) Biochemistry
5) Microbiology
6) Anatomy

 

There are four rounds of competition: First, Second, Final I and Final II Rounds.

Qualifying Round

In this round, teams will compete in a two-part test, which will be taken individually:

1. Multiple-choice questions

2.Written short-answer questions

– 15 teams with the highest scores will advance to the semi-final round .

Semi-final Round

All qualifiers will be divided into 3 groups. The winner from each group will advance to the finals. All teams will compete in writing short-answer questions.

Resuscitation Round

First and second runners-up of each will be given a second chance.  The team winning this round will advance to the finals. Oral short-answer question will be used in this round.

 

Final Round

4 Teams from the group stage and resuscitation round will compete in an examination composed of 2 sections

1.Oral short-answer questions

2.OSCE (clinical skills in emergency conditions)

(3 teams from group stage round, 1 team from resuscitation round)

The team with the highest score will be the winner of KKU ICEM 2019

 

References:

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide.

8th edition.
Judith E. Tintinalli, et. al.
2015

ISBN: 007179476X

McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine Examination and Board Review.

7th edition.
Susan B. Promes
2013

ISBN: 0071602054

Rosen’s Emergency Medicine – Concepts and Clinical Practice.

8th edition.
John Marx, et. al.
2013

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0605-1

Sample Questions (From last year):

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