If you are a trainee or trainer in the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) then you should be familiar with the curriculum and the exam1. You will also know that we really think that you need to look after your trainees.2 This has recently been updated in 2015 and covers the breadth of the speciality. Notably there is a new addition to the common competences called Leadership and Emergency Medicine non-technical skills (EmNTS) which we think is a great addition as it’s such an important aspect of our practice. It appears as a sub-section in the following core competencies: CC4 Time and workload management, CC5 Decision making and clinical reasoning, CC7 Prioritisation of patient safety in clinical practice, CC8 Team working and patient safety
There are also two new presentations required, and again we think these enhance the curriculum. HAP35: Complex Older Patients and HAP36 : The patient with chronic disease. These presentations are core EM skills and so they are very welcome indeed.
Here at St.Emlyn’s we believe that #FOAMed resources can make you a better doctor AND help you get through the exams. We have linked our posts to the curriculum in three ways.
1. You can see which St.Emlyn’s topics cover the curriculum by topic by clicking on the hyperlinks below.
2. At the end of each post you will be able to see a ‘tag’ with a code that looks something like CAP7. These codes link to the curriculum and if you click on the tag it will take you to related pages.
The curriculum is separated into the following sections. Click on a link to take you to that section or scroll down to see them all. Remember that some topics (e.g. headache, chest pain) appear in multiple sections so to be sure use Ctrl+F to search for a keyword or use our search box on the right to find the right post for you.
Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester