CICM Fellowship

Education resources and links recommended by The Alfred ICU education team. See also CICM Fellowship Exams database

CICM Exam Preparation

CICM Exam resources (all of these resources are free to access):

First Part Exam resources:

  • Written practice question (SAQs) for CICM First Part Exam Preparation on INTENSIVE. Additional/ older questions can be accessed as google docs: First Part.
  • Part One – a superb, easy to use website covering both the CICM and ANZCA part one exam curricula that should be the first stop for all First Part candidates.
  • ICUPrimaryPrep – a very useful collection of past CICM First Part exam questions and study notes
  • Deranged Physiology – a fantastic ICU exam resource, packed with useful illustrations
  • Candidates should consider attending the Victorian Primary Exam Candidates Course (VPECC)
  • Exams-First Part – The official CICM pages detailing the first part exam, including exam locations, dates, costs and free downloads of past papers with the examiner’s reports (candidates must read these carefully!)
  • CICM Exam Writing Paper (pdf) – print this out (double-sided) to practice answering questions under exam conditions
FOAMcc resources

FOAMcc is ‘free open-access meducation for critical care’. In addition to INTENSIVE, there are lots of other great FOAMcc resources out there. Some of our favourites include:

Exams LITFL ACEM 700

Examination Library


Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health and Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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