Emergency Medicine Higher Specialty Training

During their three years in Higher Specialty Training (HST) Wessex Registrars will develop the clinical and non-clinical skills required to become a new consultant, thanks to the outstanding opportunities and support provided within the region. For more information about Wessex HST, please refer to the Wessex HST Training Document.

We are proud of our reputation for excellent training:

  • We have some of the best results for Fellowship of Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) in the UK.
  • Every Emergency Medicine department in our region has at least one examiner which strengthens our commitment to training
  • We run excellent training days:
    An annual mock FRCEM exam, attended by all HST. Usually also open to EM ST1-3 for OSCE practice.
    Annual critical appraisal training day
    Annual ultrasound training day
    Training and support for Quality Improvement Project (QIP) 
  • Wessex Regional Emergency Medicine Trainee Association (WREMTA), organises 15 protected training days per year. These are trainee run with consultant oversight. The two-year programme offers a mix of curriculum-based clinical, management and exam related training.
  • We protect training. The Wessex School of EM has clearly defined maximum rota intensity to ensure work-life balance and training opportunities are not adversely affected by service provision. We believe this is vital in the current EM climate.
  • Each trainee has a monthly personal development day for project/audit work, management meeting attendance or clinic attendance.
  • We support trainees who wish for to apply for subspecialty accreditation (Intensive Care Medicine, Paediatric Emergency Medicine& Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine are all in region) and Health Education England, Wessex offers fellowships in quality improvement and education. Emergency Medicine Trainees have a good record in gaining these opportunities.
  • We encourage Out of Programme applications for suitable projects.
  • We encourage trainees to be involved in the delivery of training. All trainee groups are represented at School Board Meetings.

For the most up to date information regarding Emergency Medicine training please visit the Royal College of Emergency Medicine website.