Pre-hospital and Emergency Critical Care

The SSAI Program in Pre-hospital Emergency Critical Care (PECC) is a two year, post-specialist educational program, focusing on clinical practice, teaching, research, leadership and management within the field of critical emergency medicine.

The program covers both pre- and in-hospital topics and consists of

  • Two years of clinical practice in critical emergency medicine including in- and/or prehospital work.
  • A four week exchange programme, preferably in another country Nordic country.
  • Four residential courses of 3-4 days of duration held in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden respectively.
  • A number of pre- and post- course assignments.
  • A research project.

We welcome applications from specialists in anesthesiology employed in a SSAI member country with a documented interest and experience in pre-hospital or in-hospital critical emergency medicine.

Upon completing the programme, the participants will be awarded the SSAI Diploma in Pre-hospital and Emergency Critical Care.

The program language is English.

Next program

There has been a major change in the steering committee and the new committee is now established and is working on a new program.

Date of the next program is not set by now but the following timeline is expected:

  1. Application process starts in 3rd quarter of 2017
  2. Program starts January 2018

If you are interested, please register your interest here and we will get back to you with updates on the program.

Register your interest here:


Links to historical documents

* “How to apply” Guide

* SSAI CREM Programme Description 2013

* SSAI CREM Application Form 2013

* SSAI CREM Contract 2013-15

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In SSAI the five Nordic nations with shared values and preferences, work together to harmonize the work of the five national societies, based on high Nordic ambitions and expectations in health care and our specialties.

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