The broad nature of Emergency Medicine training, and the inherent requirement to be able to deal with whatever comes our way, means that we are well placed to both dual train and subspecialise in a variety of areas of medicine. As well as those listed below, medical education, leadership and research are popular options amongst EM trainees.
Paediatric Emergency Medicine can be undertaken by both Emergency Medicine and Paediatric trainees. The Emergency Physician with Paediatric sub-specialisation is ideally placed to become the paediatric lead within an Emergency Department.
Current Training Pathway
Emergency Physicians wishing to subspecialise undertake an additional 1 year of training, spending 3 months in Paediatric ICM, 3 months in ward Paediatrics and clinics, and 6 months in a dedicated Paediatric Emergency Department.
Recruitment is on an annual basis, by application directly to the hospital offering training, with separate posts for Paediatricians and Emergency Physcians - you will not be competing with Paediatricians!
There is no national selection process.
Broadens scope of practice, with exposure to critical care paediatrics and neonates otherwise not found in EM training.
Extended exposure to minor injuries cases.
No specific exam requirements.
Elongation of training.