Welcome to the Postgraduate School of Emergency Medicine. The site showcases the excellent training and education offered by the East of England Multi-Professional Deanery in Emergency Medicine.
Emergency Medicine is an exciting specialty which has grown rapidly over the past 30 years with consultants occupying a central position in hospital life, relating as they do to many specialties. It involves the initial resuscitation and clinical care for patients of all age groups and across the whole spectrum of clinical disease. We work in fast moving, multidisciplinary teams that aim to deliver the highest standards of care to their patients. Not only do we need a breadth of clinical skills but we also champion the non-technical human factors that underpin modern medical practice.
EM Training in East of England
The East of England region provides a wide range of experience with two teaching hospitals, a major trauma centre and urban and rural DGHs. There is recognised training for subspecialisation in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and the region has pioneered the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine training programme with local faculty who have been instrumental in setting the curriculum. There is also an Academic stream.
Along with local departmental teaching there are regional training programmes for each of the different levels - ACCS, ST3/DRE-EM, ST4-6 - reflecting the relevant curricula. Each of these programmes also includes an annual presentation day for trainees to showcase any extra academic work. Mock exams are regularly held for both MRCEM and FRCEM. We also run a Level 1 Ultrasound finishing school for those needing sign-off.
We provide a flexible approach to our trainees with regular approval for Out Of Programme activities both within the UK and overseas. There is a strong emphasis on education and leadership with established programmes for Chief Resident and bursary support for PG certificate or diploma in medical education. Annually there is a Faculty Development Day where consultants and senior trainees come together to learn about and discuss wider issues such as recruitment, training, developments in EM, etc..
The East of England School of Emergency Medicine (SEM) is managed by HEE in collaboration with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. The Head of School is managerially responsible to the Postgraduate Dean and professionally responsible to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM). The Head is a member of the East of England Deanery Schools Forum and a member of the Training Standards Committee of the RCEM. The School consists of the Head, Training Managers, Training Programme Directors, Specialty Tutors, Educational and Clinical Supervisors, Administration Manager and all of the School's trainees. It has also been proactive in developing non-training career grade doctors with the appointment of a TPD specifically to oversee this group of doctors.
As an Emergency Medicine trainee enrolled with RCEM, you are automatically a member of the Emergency Medicine Trainees' Association or EMTA. This group represents the views of Emergency Medicine trainees to RCEM, GMC, HEE and other bodies associated with medical training. There is a brief video introducing EMTA below.