Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine is a rapidly evolving specialty which attracts individuals who thrive on challenge and variety.

Emergency Medicine is a rapidly evolving specialty which attracts individuals who thrive on challenge and variety.

As a career, it will never be dull and offers opportunities to develop sub specialty interests in areas such as paediatric emergency medicine, critical care and pre-hospital care.

Trainees enter the specialty via the Acute Care Common Stem programme, or having equivalent experience. In Wales, emergency physicians are based in busy urban hospitals or in units close to coastal and mountain areas where they experience a different variety of challenging presentations.

Many doctors find the work-life balance much more flexible than expected and the breadth of clinical challenge is exceptional.

The School of Emergency Medicine is responsible for the delivery of ACCS, Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine training in Wales. Additionally, this school is responsible for all ACCS trainees including ACCS Emergency Medicine (EM), ACCS Anaesthesia (AN) and ACCS Acute Medicine (AM).

The Head of School is Dr Amanda Farrow.

The Specialty Manager is Miss Zoe Dummett

The School of Emergency Medicine is responsible for the delivery of ACCS, Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine training in Wales. Additionally, this school is responsible for all ACCS trainees including ACCS Emergency Medicine (EM), ACCS Anaesthesia (AN) and ACCS Acute Medicine (AM).

The Head of School is Dr Amanda Farrow.

The Specialty Manager is Miss Zoe Dummett

Training Programme Directors (TPDs).

The TPDs manage the rotations in each region, allocate trainees to hospitals, organise and conduct ARCPs, plan trainee numbers and liaise closely with the College Tutors to ensure that appropriate training and delivery of the curriculum is carried out.

TPD for Emergency Medicine: Interim Dr Ella Hansley-Harrison

TPD for ACCS: Interim Dr Amanda Farrow

Please see the attached website http://www.awsem.org.uk/

All info on this relates to our Wales EM programme.

For more information and details about EM in Wales, our Outstanding GMC training survey and our teaching programme visit the All Wales School of Emergency Medicine Website – www.awsem.org.uk

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