Regional PEM training days run aiming to cover relevant topics from the level 2 paediatric curriculum and the paediatric emergency medicine curriculum.
Please see the section "News for current PEM trainees" for more details and dates of the London regional training days.
If you're interested in finding out more about PEM as a subspeciality why not organise a taster day and spend some time on the shop floor.
Taster Days Aims
- To develop an insight into the work of the specialty
- Promote careers reflection
- Opportunity to find out what is needed to succeed, progress or enjoy this specialty in terms of skills, attributes and behaviour
What can I do during my Paediatric Emergency Taster Day?
- Time with senior clinician(s) in the specialty, observing work, discussing careers pathways, future opportunities and work life balance issues.
- Time with current trainees (of various grades) in the specialty, observing work, discussing what life is like as a trainee in the specialty, work life balance, how their careers choices were made, current and future shift patterns, exams, curricula and entry to specialty.
- Time with key workers who support the specialty such as Emergency Nurse Practitioners
- Opportunity to participate in hands on activities under direct supervision
- Learning about triage, patient flow and departmental performance
- Observe resuscitation of trauma patients and learn about how trauma centres work
- Attend departmental teaching, radiology meetings, safeguarding meetings, simulation sessions
How To Organise a Paediatric Emergency Taster Day?
- Taster Days should be taken during study leave with local agreement or in your own time which would be a good example of your commitment to the specialty if and when you decide to apply!
- Include some out-of-hours time to ensure you get a true experience of what life in Paediatric ED is really like.
- For more information on arranging your taster days contact any of the following people:
Nottingham University Hospital -
Dr Lynda Walton firstname.lastname@example.org
North Royal Derby Hospital -
Dr Gisela Robinson Gisela.email@example.com
Dr Julia Surridge Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org
University Hospitals of Leicester -
Dr Ffion Davies Ffion.email@example.com,
Dr Samantha Jones Samantha.J.Jones@uhl-tr.nhs.uk,
Dr Rachel Rowlands Rachel.Rowlands@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
Chelsea and Westminster -
Dr James Ross firstname.lastname@example.org and
Dr Ed Abrahamson email@example.com
Evelina London, St Thomas' Hospital -
Dr John Criddle firstname.lastname@example.org and
Dr Anastasia Alcock email@example.com
Royal London Hospital -
Dr Ami Parikh firstname.lastname@example.org and
Dr Simon Walsh email@example.com
St Mary’s Hospital -
Dr Rebecca Salter firstname.lastname@example.org
University Hospital Lewisham -
Dr Tina Sajjanhar email@example.com
Kent Surrey Sussex
Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital, Brighton-
Dr Emily Walton firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children -
Dr Julieann Maney email@example.com