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The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is an independent professional association of emergency physicians in the United Kingdom which sets standards of training and administers examinations for emergency medicine in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The patron is HRH The Princess Royal. The official journal is the Emergency Medicine Journal.HistoryThe College in its current form dates back to 2006. However the history of its preceding organisations, the Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine (FAEM) and the British Association for Emergency Medicine (BAEM), date back to 1993 and 1967 respectively.The first "casualty consultant" in the UK was Maurice Ellis appointed at Leeds General Infirmary in 1952. The BAEM was founded as the Casualty Surgeons Association (CSA) on 12 October 1967. This was a year before the American College of Emergency Physicians. The specialty was developed over the years, with the first UK specialty exam in emergency medicine held in 1983. The CSA adopted the British Accident & Emergency Medicine Journal and Archives of Emergency Medicine as its journals in 1985. The CSA changed its name to the BAEM in 1990. The BAEM helped found the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in 1991 along with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP), and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).