At the East of England of School Emergency Medicine we offer a three year core training programme and a three year higher training programme and aim to provide the highest quality of training.

Core Training

Core training in Emergency Medicine consists of two years in the Acute Common Stem (ACCS), involving posts in Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine (CT1), ITU and Anaesthetics (CT2). This is followed by a third year (CT3) with an emphasis on paediatrics and musculoskeletal medicine.  ACCS rotations are usually based in one hospital. Trainees do not have to commit themselves to a specialty until the second year when we offer the opportunity to apply for internal allocations to a third year in emergency medicine.  

For resources in Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS), please visit ACCS.

Higher Specialty Training

Higher Specialty training consists of Years 4 to 6 which are spent receiving more advanced clinical, academic and managerial training in the emergency department.  Trainees rotate in geographically compact rotations that minimise travelling and include both traditional district general hospitals and one of the two teaching hospitals in Cambridge and Norwich.  We also offer opportunities to sub-specialise in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care and we have pioneered a programme for Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.

More information can be found on the HST training page.