This document is the working draft of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Curriculum to be launched in 2021.
This not the current UK RCEM curriculum
This current version of the draft curriculum is available for review by key stakeholders. There is the opportunity to leave comments on each of the sections of the curriculum. These comments will be considered as we further iterate the curriculum prior to submission to the GMC for approval.
The RCEM training programme starts with two years in Acute Care Common Stem training. This training is developed and delivered in partnership the the Royal College of Anaesthestists the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board.
The Intercollegiate Committee for ACCS Training (ICACCST) are preparing the ACCS curriculum for submission to the GMC. Key elements, in particular the Learning Outcomes, have been agreed and gained approval from the GMC’s Curriculum Oversight Group.
The draft elements of the ACCS curriculum have been included in this working draft as this curriculum represents the development of an EM specialist from novice to independent practitioner, but are still under development and review by partner colleges. The approach to assessment is that favoured by RCEM. It is proposed that this forms the basis for assessment in ACCS, but this is still under discussion.
You will see, as you review the curriculum, that 12 Specialty Learning Outcomes for EM have been defined. Nine of these start in ACCS (1,2,3,4,6,7,9,10,11). There are an additional 2 Learning Outcomes for ACCS that relate to anaesthesia and intensive care medicine, making 11 ACCS Learning Outcomes in total. The content of the two additional ACCS Learning Outcomes subsumed into the 12 Speciality Learning Outcomes and relevant content continues when trainees enter EM training beyond ACCS.
Thanks for viewing our working document. It is still under development, but we wanted to share it at the point we have currently reached to allow comment and feedback
RCEM curriculum development group