Higher Specialty Training (ST4+)


Why choose to train in Emergency Medicine in South East Scotland?

Opportunities, experience, excitement and unrivalled professional training!

Higher specialty training within the region offers the trainee the opportunity to rotate through a thoroughly enjoyable yet comprehensive training programme. Primarily based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with specific attachments at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh, St. John’s Hospital Livingston and Victoria Hospital NHS Fife. Each department offers a unique and valuable training experience to prepare you for your role as a future Emergency Medicine Consultant.

Specialist training within the region offers you the opportunity to work with and join a large enthusiastic and diverse team of Emergency Medicine Consultants. Subspecialty interest and expertise within the consultant group is comprehensive and ranges across all domains of core and allied Emergency Medicine activity.

The region and deanery offer local opportunities for OOPE/R including paediatric subspecialty EM, PHEM nationally, Intensive Care Medicine, Medical Education and Academic Research with a relatively high proportion of current and former trainees having successfully availed of these training experiences.

The training programme is one of the most successful in Scotland with consistently high pass rates for FCEM (100% in the last two sittings) and high satisfaction rates among current and former trainees. A comprehensive formal and informal teaching programme encompasses practical preparation for FCEM and the Consultant role along with comprehensive technical and non technical skills training.

Excellent support is provided both pastorally and professionally by the Educational and Clinical Supervisor network to assist and support you through your individual training. During your training the emphasis is on the delivery of safe patient centred care, team working and challenging you to achieve your potential.

Application is nationally administered by the Humber Deanery with the selection process usually occurring around Easter for an August start. The CEM require that potential trainees possess MCEM and equivalent ACCS training and competencies.