Emergency Medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders. It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development.
The National Emergency Medicine Training Programme was introduced in July 2014 as a 7 year seamless training programme.
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4|
|Training Level||Medical School||Intern Year||Core Training in Emergency Medicine||Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine|
|Duration||4-6 years||1 year||3 years||4 years|
|Entry Process||Graduate or direct entry||Entry through the HSE Intern Match||Entry based on competitive interview||Entry based on formal assessment ,successful completion of Core Training , completion of MRCEM|
|Mandatory Examinations||As per curriculum||N/A||MRCEM exam||FRCEM exam|
|Application Date||CAO process opens in November||Application process opens in November|
|Programme Operated by:||Undergraduate Universities||Intern Networks||ISPTC, RCSI||ISPTC, RCSI|
The National Emergency Medicine Training Programme is operated and regulated by the Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training (ICEMT) & the Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee (ISPTC), RCSI