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EMTA Annual Meeting 25 July 2014
EMTA presents an annual training event, hosted at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. A packed programme filled with trainee-focussed talks from leading EM consultants, all for £50 only (£25 for students). See EMTA Annual Event July 2014 for details. To register go to https://collemergencymed.ac.uk/Live/ then click on "Events" and "EMTA Annual Meeting - London July 2014". Non-members can create an account through the website in order to register.
New EM website
Heartlands ED (in the West Midlands) have developed a new website to help people keep up to date with relevant EM topics in evidenced based medicine, new guidelines, clinical skills and training in Emergency Medicine. They have just begun adding SAQs as a preparation aid for those of you who have the pleasure of preparing for exams! This has been partly funded through deanery funds to support workforce development and faculty development in Emergency Medicine and has been supported by other trusts throughout the region in developing clinical skills videos and podcasts also.
You'll find the website at www.heftemcast.co.uk.
As new features and questions are added there will be notes on our twitter account @HEFTEMCAST and on the Facebook page.
They are very keen to hear any feedback you have as they plan to expand the resources over the few months and would like to tailor it to demand. Contact them with your feedback at email@example.com
Registrar/Clinical Fellow posts in Dublin
The Mater Hospital in Dublin is the national centre for spinal surgery, ECMO and cardiothoracics and has a high acuity, inner-City ED with numbers approaching 57,000 attendances per annum, with registrars and basic trainees in EM. They have secured support for some interesting registrar/clinical fellow positions, which include paid protected teaching time in radiology/ultrasound, e-learning, trauma and ICU/critical care medicine. These are unique in Ireland/possibly elsewhere. See job descriptions below, or see website for further details.
Clinical Fellow (Registrar level) in Emergency Medicine/Emergency Imaging - 2 positions available - These posts are designed to provide the successful candidate with specialised training in emergency medicine and imaging in one of the busiest emergency floors (including a dedicated emergency imaging department) in the country. Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of emergency care (adult) and a broad spectrum of emergency imaging, and will co-ordinate monthly Emergency Medicine/Radiology teachng meetings. Depending on the existing level of ultrasound experience, Fellows will be expected to achieve Level 1 competency in Emergency Ultrasound (ultrasound experience preferred but not necessary) or gain competency in at least 3 of 10 level 2 modalities (for a candidate already signed of at level 1). There will also be teaching and scope for education and research in all aspects of emergency imaging including CT/plain films/nuclear medicine and MRI. Successful candidates will be allocated protected weekly training time in the relevant imaging areas including ICU, ECHO, Vascular and Diagnostic imaging departments (approx. 30% of WTE). The remainder of the clinical commitment is to the emergency floor. [Worth noting that the Mater has a fellowship trained emergency radiologist who you will be working with - Ed]
EM Education post
Emergency Medicine Education Fellow (Registrar level) 1 position available a unique opportunity to engage in a quality improvement program (in keeping with new developments in career progression in Emergency Medicine) in the Mater Hospital involving protected time per week developing departmental teaching including the online SHO induction/education website, online guidelines for the department and the hospital, in addition to a clinical registrar commitment. (Approx 30% WTE in educational training).
Trauma clinical fellow
Clinical Fellow (Registrar level) in Emergency Trauma - 1 position available - the successful candidate will have protected weekly teaching in trauma/plastic surgery clinics and will have responsibility for co-ordinating trauma team organisation, audit and research, with opportunities for training in emergency trauma and musculoskeletal radiology in addition to a clinical registrar commitment (Approx. 30% WTE dedicated to Trauma training).
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Registrar comprising 9 months Registrar in Emergency Department plus 3 months in ICU, involving collaboration with Critical Care department for joint educational meetings and protocol guideline development offering opportunities for inter/intradepartmental quality improvement programs in keeping with new developments in career progression in Emergency Medicine.
Emergency Medicine & Prehospital Care posts
These Middle Grade/Clinical Fellow posts in North Wales are entering their third year and are now open for application. Six- or twelve-month posts are available, starting February or August. See the attached flyer in the 'documents' section above, visit the website at www.mountainmedicine.co.uk or contact the lead consultants Linda Dykes & Rob Perry via their secretary Eleri.Parry2@wales.nhs.uk, 01248 384384 x4003.
Simulation and Medical Education
The College lead for simulation is keen to get a group together who have an interest in simulation/medical education, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, including details of your current experience, qualifications and details of any OOPE activity.
Some important changes have been made to the MCEM and FCEM examination regulations recently: specifically:
- MCEM Part A can now be sat from FY1 onwards
- There is no longer any need to submit an 'intention-to-sit' form for MCEM part B and C
- Candidates are strongly advised to sit MCEM parts B and C early in the CT2 year where possible
- MCEM Part C sittings will now take place three times a year rather than twice
- The intention-to-sit form is still required for FCEM and don't forget that you need to submit an application form as well
- From Spring 2013, trainees scoring very highly or very poorly on the CTR will no longer be required to undergo a viva
- The critical appraisal paper can now be sat from ST4 onwards and trainees are recommended to sit this separately from the rest of FCEM where possible
MCEM Part A Revision Facebook Page
One of the London HSTs has set up a Facebook page to help those revising for Part A: see https://www.facebook.com/MCEMRevision
Essential reading for all trainees...
There have been several important documents from the College regarding strategies for facing the current overcrowding pressures and workforce crisis. Some of these are included in the 'documents' section above, for others see the main College website.