Prince Of Wales Hospital Emergency Trainee Doctor tops exam results
Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) Emergency Trainee Registrar, Jack Marjot, has scored the highest results out of 251 trainees across Australia and New Zealand in the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) exams held recently.
Dr Marjot was one of 11 trainees from POWH who sat the written exam and one of eight then invited to sit the viva exam, seven of which successfully passed. These included; Stephen Bailey, Katie Barnes, Marco Cengarle, Megan Congdon, Adam Deegan, Tristan Withers and Jack Marjot.
Dr Marjot, who has been training at POWH for two and a half years, said the exams were hard work but sitting them alongside colleagues provided a lot of support and sense of comraderie.
“It was a real team effort when it came to studying for the exams, but I am very proud to have done so well and fly the flag for trainee doctors at Prince of Wales,” Dr Marjot said.
The ACEM primary exam is held twice a year and ensures provisional trainees have adequate knowledge of the basic sciences including anatomy, pathology, physiology and pharmacology. It is a milestone that trainees must achieve in order to progress to advanced training.
Dr Marjot was also awarded the Joseph Epstein Award for attaining the highest score in the Emergency Primary Exam – named after the past College President Associate Professor Joseph Epstein.
“It is a great honour as it is one of only a few major prizes in emergency medicine. As I reach half-way through my training it’s a great affirmation that I’m on the right track and in the right career,” he said.