Training and Taster Days

If you’re interested in attending, or hosting, Training Days or Taster Days, please Michael Malley (APEM trainee representative): or

Training Days

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.

Taster 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:
East Midlands

Nottingham University Hospital -

Dr Lynda Walton

North Royal Derby Hospital -

Dr Gisela Robinson 

Dr Julia Surridge

University Hospitals of Leicester -

Dr Ffion Davies,

Dr Samantha Jones,

Dr Rachel Rowlands


Chelsea and Westminster -

Dr James Ross and

Dr Ed Abrahamson

Evelina London, St Thomas' Hospital -

Dr John Criddle and

Dr Anastasia Alcock

Royal London Hospital -

Dr Ami Parikh and

Dr Simon Walsh

St Mary’s Hospital -

Dr Rebecca Salter

University Hospital Lewisham -

Dr Tina Sajjanhar

Kent Surrey Sussex

Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital, Brighton-

Dr Emily Walton


Alder Hey Children’s Hospital -

Dr Julie Grice,

Dr Ravi Massey and

Dr Matt Rotheram


Sunderland Royal Hospital, Great North Children’s Hospital -

Dr Siri Gautam and
Dr Myra Hebert


Bristol Children’s Hospital -

Dr Mark Lyttle

West Midlands-

Birmingham Children’s Hospital -

Dr Tina Newton

Yorkshire and Humber

Sheffield Children's Hopsital -

Dr Sally Gibbs  and

Dr Judith Gilchrist

Northern Ireland

Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children -

Dr Julieann Maney


Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow -

Dr Vince Choudhery

Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh -

Dr Paul Leonard