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There are 5 phases towards achieving this objective.
A few essential documents available to download or print for your application.
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Apply for our Oxford CESR Fellowship here.
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A mentor, a guide on your CESR journey?
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We hope to meet up once a month on Microsoft Teams.
We would love to have you join in.
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Our goal is to create the best support system possible for our CESR aspirants in Emergency Medicine and to facilitate a smooth, effective, and efficient journey to achieve this objective!
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Make every shift, every SPA hour and every study leave count.
There are five phases to achieving this objective!
Click on the pictures below to access links and documents!
Set up a meeting with one of our CESR consultants. Bring along your CV, certificates, portfolio and other collected evidence for review. They can then advise on how to proceed to ensure all categories are fulfilled. For example, putting you in touch with the person that can supervise you answering a complaint or writing a guideline.
"Where do I start?"
The top 5 things to get started!
I am an International Medical Graduate. Is CESR for me?
Quick tour of adding an entry to the RCEM CPD diary.
Survey results, CESR pathway at Oxford and much more!
"How to not fail at your CESR application?"
Discussing pitfalls in CESR application.
Questions & answers on CPD hours, Ultrasound certification, audits, how to log evidence and much more.
Covering topics 1 to 10 of the GMC divider pack.
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Registration information
3. Primary medical qualification
4. Specialist medical qualifications(s)
5. Curriculum or syllabus (if undertaken outside the U.K.)
6. Specialist registration outside the U.K.
7. Honours and prizes
8. Other relevant qualifications and certificates
9. Assessments and appraisals
10. RITA's, ARCP's and training assessments
Covering topics 11-18 of the GMC divider pack
11. 360 degree and multi source feedback
12. Awards and discretionary points letters
13. Participation in assessment, appraisal and appointment process
15. Consolidation, cumulative data sheets, summary lists and annual caseload statistics
16. Medical Reports
17. Case histories
18. Referral letters discussing patient handling
Covering sections 19-28 of your application.
19. Case Histories
20. Referral letters discussing patient handling
21. Patient lists
22. Departmental (or trust) workload statistics and annual caseload statistics
23. Rotas, timetables and job plans
24. Courses relevant to curriculum
25. Portfolio (electronic or re-validation)
26. Employment letters and contracts of employment
27. Job descriptions
28. Job plans
Look through your emails, old notes, reflective diaries, calendars of last 6 years, boxes left in storage, yearly appraisals, meeting notes with supervisors, travel plans. You might find some gems!
Every small thing you do at work could count as evidence! Ask yourself, how you might be able to showcase your work across the 4 GMC domains. Collect letters, feedback & tickets. Make it a habit to reflect and log.
Most applications have between 900 to 2000 pages of evidence. Evidence can be hard copy, as uploaded documents or linked. Develop a system of your own to keep track of type, location in portfolio, links, date achieved and to do's.
It is good to have a checklist or to do list! This should be created once you have had a chance to have the one-off consultation with a CESR consultant and have read the SSG in detail. Every aspirant's checklist will look different! The downloads sections has one if you want to see an example!
Original documents should not be submitted as part of the application. A consultant will need to verify copies against your original documents. You must submit a document listing these, which must be signed by the verifying consultant.
A GMC officer is assigned to inspect your application.
They look at each bit of evidence submitted and check for:
If any evidence is missing or you wish to submit any more documents, you have a specified period of time within which to do this.
Your referees will be contacted within this period and asked to complete reference forms/structured forms.
Once all the evidence is in order and accepted by this GMC officer, they will then inform you that the window of submission is closed and your application is locked. From the date of submission, this process takes between 4-6 weeks.
Your application is then submitted to the GMC for assessment. This takes about 3 months.
Once the GMC assessment is complete, your GMC officer will inform you via email that your application has been forwarded to the RCEM for assessment. Again, this process may take up to 3 months.
A final verdict is then sent to you via email by the GMC informing you of the outcome. The entire assessment process may take 6 or more months.
If it was unsuccessful, you have a specified time period to appeal this decision.
When your application is successful, your name will be added to the
Specialist Register of Emergency Medicine.
Please look at our main website calendar for other events
which maybe useful to build your portfolio & acquire competencies.
Research, Ultrasound, Paediatrics, Teaching, Simulation, Governance meetings and more!
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