WPBA Tools

The RCEM utilises standard and specialty specific WPBA tools, which are made up of: RCEM assessment app Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mi or Mini-CEX, in anaesthesia A or Anaes-CEX) Direct Observation of Procedural Skills ( DOPS) Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) Case-Based Discussions (CbD) ESLE (Extended Supervised Learning Event) Tool Patient Survey Acute Care Assessment Tool (ACAT) Audit… Read More

Specialty Learning Outcomes

The work of an expert Emergency Clinician has been divided into 12 Speciality learning Outcomes. Although Emergency Medicine is a team-based activity, an EM consultant must be able to take a leadership role in each of the activities outlined. They must be able to act without supervision-to be an independent practitioner. By dividing the work… Read More

Governance and Strategic Support / Forum

This Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEMCurriculum) is written by the Curriculum Sub-Committee. This Sub-Committee was established in 2017 as a standing body to work on the Curriculum and its Programme of Assessment. It meets quarterly and reports to the Education Committee. The committee is constituted of trainees, fellows, lay representatives and RCEM officers (the… Read More

How to use the Curriculum

The Curriculum is designed to lay out what is required to be a specialist in Emergency Medicine in the UK. The Purpose Statement outlines why Emergency Medicine is vital to the patients of the UK and a key element of the National Health Service.

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Purpose Statement

The RCEM curriculum has a clear and stated purpose based on the scope of practice, service, and the patient and population needs.

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Programme of Assessment

The curriculum provides clear guidance on the knowledge and activities of an EM clinician. It also provides a map to negotiate the route for the novice entering training to become an expert clinician, ready to lead the line.

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Generic Professional Capabilities Framework

Introduction There are 66 medical specialties and 32 sub-specialties in the UK. For postgraduate medical training, each discipline has its own distinct curriculum set by the medical colleges or faculties, which we approve. There is significant variability of core professional content across many of these postgraduate curricula. Our fitness to practise data shows that most… Read More

The Syllabus

The RCEM curriculum is outcome based. This means it is structured around the things that a trained EM specialist needs to be able to do. It clearly outlines the generic and speciality specific knowledge, skills behaviour and attitudes that are required.

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