The Shape of Training Survey was first published back in October 2013, but work on it is ongoing. It isn't yet clear exactly how proposals will impact Emergency Medicine - we are already a broad based specialty training program with an ST6 exit. However, as part of EMTA's work with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, we are assisting with a survey lead by BOTA on Trainees' views on SHoT.
Please take a few minutes to read through the Shape of Training Report if you haven't already, and complete the survey via the link above. Thanks!
The Wessex Intensive Care Society (WICS) was established in the 1980's, and has rapidly developed into a society which brings together intensive care health professionals across the Wessex region. The aim of WICS is to advance medical practice within our intensive care units and hospitals and provide supportive training and quality education. To this end, they have produced "The Bottom Line", which provides reviews of landmark papers in Intensive Care Medicine.
Well worth a look.
Check out the following from Andrew Worster, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatics at McMaster University.
Welcome to the new website. The primary aims of the site are to increase awareness and understanding of EMTA, to facilitate communication between its members and facilitate national collaboration.
There are a number of elections coming up for members of the EMTA committee. The posts for which new members are needed are listed on the Committee page here: http://www.emtraineesassociation.co.uk/emta-committee.html. In particular, we need members to represent the interests of dual and subspecialty trainees in Paediatrics and Intensive Care medicine. These committee positions will involve working both with RCEM and the relevant second discipline.
The website will soon be updated to provide details of members' roles, Committees in which our members are involved, when these Committees meet and their outcomes.