The 2019 course is now FULL. Further registrations will be waitlisted.



The ninth international Wellington Intensive Care Medicine course

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The Wellington Intensive Care Medicine course returns in 2019 for its ninth 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 2019 course will last 4 days and is based in the 24 bed tertiary Intensive Care Unit of Wellington Regional Hospital in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.
The course runs from Tuesday July 23rd until Friday July 26th 2019.

Wellington ICU



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


In response to excessive demand, the number of candidates will be increased for the first time since the course began. However, numbers will be capped at thirty six 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 will cover content relevant to the entire second part of the fellowship exam. As such it is suitable for both those imminently sitting the clinical component as well as candidates earlier on in their exam preparation. This year all candidates will have both 'hot case' & viva practice and the opportunity to observe.
The faculty includes a psychologist who will advise you on optimising your exam performance


Wellington Regional Hospital
Riddiford Street
New Zealand

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 24-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


Choose a location
Wellington Regional Hospital
61 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand

More information on the hospital, including maps, satellite photos & Google street view location is available here.

Information on getting to & from the hospital by public transport is available here.


WICM19 logo

The 2019 course timetable will be available here when finalised. The 2018 timetable is available for reference.

WICM 2018

WICM18 timetable


Teaching resources from previous year's courses are available for free below


Comments from previous course candidates

  • The hot case, communications and literature sessions all stood out as highlights in what was already an excellent course.
    WICM 15 candidate
  • It was a FANTASTIC course. The fact that so many consultants gave up their time to participate is much appreciated. Thank you!
    WICM 12 candidate
  • My study will be much more appropriate, relevant and focussed. I found the course incredibly useful just for learning how to get stuck in to the study, where to look, what resources to use, how in depth to go.
    WICM 13 candidate
  • The course had a great atmosphere and spirit, very supportive and encouraging. Factual content is not as important as strategic advice, which is hard to come by elsewhere. Timing of the course is great as most Australian ones are closer to the end of the year and having the advice early when starting to study is just gold! Thank you.
    WICM 13 candidate
  • A very professional, very well run course. This was the best course that I have attended.
    WICM 16 candidate
  • 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.

    WICM 16


This year, unlike previous years, candidates will not be streamed. All candidates will be exposed to all components of the course. The course fee covers attendance at all 4 days of the course, all course catering, and the course dinner.
Accommodation is not included.

As of 4th January 2019, 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. 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
Riddiford Street
Newtown Wellington 6022
New Zealand


Dr.Kate Tietjens
Karyn Hathaway
Dr.Colin Barnes
Dr.Alex Psirides