The College’s Training Standards Committee has responsibility for translating the College’s aims for specialty training in Emergency Medicine into working systems throughout the UK.
This page contains guidance from the committee for trainers, EM Schools, Training Programme Directors, deaneries/HE regions and trainees.
The Committee advises that:
The National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT) has produced a Specialty/College Tutor job description as an appendix to their “Faculty Guide: the Workplace Environment in Postgraduate Medical Training October 2013”.
Guidance for the 2021 curriculum is now available. (Updated March 2022)
The Committee has produced guidance on Training Recovery Plans
The Committee has produced a Level of Evidence form as a guide for those wishing to enter EM training at a level higher than ST/CT1 by having non-GMC-approved training and experience counted on the CESR-CP (Combined Programme) route. Evidence at levels 1 and 2 is required at recruitment interview.
The Committee has produced guidance on eligibility requirements for EM Named Educational Supervisors.
The Committee has produced revised recommendations for Educational Development Time
Counting clinical time for EM trainees on OOPR (including higher degree/research fellows)
Training Standards Committee recommendations can be found here.
The College has produced guidance for the completion of the management portfolio component of the Emergency Medicine curriculum. The management portfolio is part of the workplace-based assessment (WPBA) schedule for higher training and should be completed within ST3-ST6. Trainees are required to complete a minimum of four assignments which must include the two mandatory assignments: ‘Managing a complaint’ and ‘Managing a critical incident’. At least one of the four assignments must include working with other specialties as part of the assignment. Trainees and trainers are encouraged to use benchmarking to ensure that the four assignments are at the standard expected of a newly appointed consultant.
The guidance contains a list of other Management Portfolio topics and examples of benchmarking criteria for the two mandatory assignments. It will also be useful for specialty doctors gathering evidence for a CESR application.
Benchmark sheets are also available for the following non-mandatory assignments. Please note that the management course benchmarking sheet can also be utilised to benchmark any of the management training domain projects (leadership, equality and diversity or other relevant).