In association with CICM, the Sydney Short Course in Intensive Care Medicine is a four-day, fully immersive and interactive preparation course targeting the written and clinical components of the CICM Second Part exam.

The first day arms you with the mindset, tips, tricks and structures to nail the different types of written question. You will then sit a practice exam followed by a detailed review of the questions (and your answers) with two College examiners.

From day 2, we target the hot case component of the exam. Simulated cases, rapid-fire ‘hot case drills’ and a session on ‘horror hot cases’ will prepare you for real hot case practice at local hospitals, with expert feedback.

To prepare you for the vivas, you will participate in ‘pause and discuss’, ‘millionaire hot seat’ and ‘exam conditions’ vivas covering knowledge, radiology, practical, and communication (with professional actors).

All components of the course are calibrated by College examiners so that you are assessed as stringently as you will be in the exam.


11th – 14th June 2024

Sydney Cricket Ground

Applications for the 2024 course are now closed.

Please contact us to be considered for the 2025 course.

About your registration fee

SSCICM is administered by the College of Intensive Care Medicine. Your registration fee pays for venue hire, catering and some faculty expenses such as travel and parking. Any money left over is held by the College for future Sydney Short Courses and other NSW educational projects at the discretion of the CICM Board.

Refund policy

Unfortunately, due to prior experience, we are forced to have a refund policy, so please consider carefully when you want to attend the course.

Cancellations less than 2 months prior to the course receive a 75% refund, or participants may enrol in the following course without penalty.

Cancellations less than 1 month prior to the course receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the course will receive no refund.

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