​Primary Exam

The JHH ICU provides a comprehensive teaching program for the CICM primary exam. The CICM Primary Teaching sessions run on every week Thursday evenings at 1730 and cover the syllabus over the course of ~ 3months. Each year we have 2-6 trainees sitting the CICM Primary, which benefit from studying together as a cohort of colleagues and friends.

Most trainees attend for the 12 months prior to their exam, and benefit from a spiral learning approach to the exam. This also enables new trainees wishing to start studying for the exam to join the tutorials at any stage.

Formal mock viva sessions and practice written exams are held every 6 months, and John Hunter Hospital ICU trainees have enjoyed a high success rate at the primary exam over the past decade.