The Wellington Intensive Care Medicine course returns in 2017 for its seventh year.
WICM is an annual course for candidates studying for the adult fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine.
The course began in 2010 to provide a local programme for New Zealand trainees. It has grown year-on-year with the 2016 course welcoming trainees from Hong Kong and Singapore as well as Australia and New Zealand
The 2017 course will last 4 days and is based in the tertiary Intensive Care Unit of Wellington Regional Hospital in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.
The course runs from Tuesday, May 30th to Friday, June 2nd.
The international faculty come from a wide range of Intensive Care Units and are invited for their educational expertise and passion for teaching. Some are graduates of previous year's courses. Some are CICM examiners.
The course utilises a mixture of interactive teaching, simulation, practice exam questions, vivas and clinical 'hot case' scenarios in a tertiary ICU. We aim to teach exam technique and summarise relevant knowledge, particularly in areas that are often misunderstood or poorly explained in standard texts
As in previous years, the number of candidates is limited to just thirty to ensure that course quality is maintained. We aim to provide a supportive environment where the focus is on each individual, not lecturing to hundreds
The course is divided into two groups which each focusing on different areas. As such it is suitable for both those imminently sitting the clinical component as well as candidates earlier on in their exam preparation. The faculty includes a psychologist who will advise you on optimising your exam performance
Wellington Regional Hospital is situated in the suburb of Newtown, about 10 minutes drive from both Wellington International Airport & Wellington CBD.
The clinical component of the course is set in the 18-bed tertiary ICU. Lectures & vivas are held in the on-site hospital education centre & the national patient simulation centre, both within 5 minutes walk of the ICU
100% of responders who attended WICM 16 believed the course would make them more likely to pass the FCICM exam.
All responders stated that they would recommend the course to colleagues.
Candidates will be split into 2 groups, depending how far advanced they are in their exam preparation.
The fee for all candidates is NZ$1500.
This covers attendance at all 4 days of the course, all course catering, and the course dinner.
Accommodation is not included.
As of 10th January 2017, the course is now full. As such, all further registrations will be waitlisted & given priority for places should any cancellations occur.
Please register your interest using the button below.
The Wellington Intensive Care Medicine Course is not-for-profit. Any money remaining after expenses is carried over to fund the next course. Candidates fees cover flights & accommodation for international & national faculty, catering costs & venue hire. All faculty donate their time for free. The course receives no sponsorship from industry or professional societies.
Intensive Care Unit
Wellington Regional Hospital
Newtown Wellington 6022