About the program

The University Hospital Geelong Emergency Medicine Education and Training (UHG-EMET) program is a dynamic program that has a commitment to teaching and improving Emergency Care provided within the Greater Green Triangle.

Dr Chris Mobbs (FACEM) providing on site education in Lorne.

Dr Chris Mobbs (FACEM) providing on site education in Lorne.

Where it all began

The concept first developed when the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine recognised that a significant number of emergency and urgent care departments, particularly in regional and rural Australia, are staffed by doctors and nurses who may not be specifically trained in emergency medicine. There are now several Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) hubs throughout Australia.

Since its establishment in 2012, the Geelong EMET program has reached out to multiple centres including Lorne, Apollo Bay, Winchelsea, Colac, Birregurra, Hamilton and Casterton.

Since its establishment in 2012, the Geelong EMET program has reached out to multiple centres including Lorne, Apollo Bay, Winchelsea, Colac, Birregurra, Hamilton and Casterton.

What the program does

The UHG-EMET program provides education, training and supervision to our regional emergency care providers, for the benefit of both clinicians and patients in our community. 


In 2015, the UHG EMET team received a Barwon Health Award of Excellence for 'clinical education and training across the region'.

In 2015, the UHG EMET team received a Barwon Health Award of Excellence for ‘clinical education and training across the region’.

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Page last updated: 18 May 2017
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