Oxford EMERGEncy medicine Fellowships

Career development in a flexible, person-centred package

Since 2018, Oxford has run a number of themed Fellowships, available to both trainees (as Out-of-Training Experience) and non-trainees alike. These fellowships have sought to combine Emergency Department experience across the full range of settings and services maintained by Oxford University Hospitals  with a range of different specialist themes, delivered in a flexibly-arranged package to allow Fellows to explore areas of interest and  enhance their CVs in a manner that befits their level of seniority. Current and previous Fellowships are listed below - the Oxford Emergency Departments take a dynamic approach to career development, and new Fellowships are constantly being established - please enquire as per the contact details in each section:


CESR Fellowships

3-5 year flexible career development for non-training middle grades to facilitate progression to Consultant status

Teaching Fellowships

Enhance your Teaching portfolio and become involved in delivering our extensive departmental teaching programme in a wide range of settings and modalities

Research Fellowships

Develop your Research skills and portfolio in a world-class academic setting

Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowships

Expand your experience in Sports and Exercise Medicine in conjunction with a specialist team

Geriatric Medicine Fellowships

Explore new developments in the care of elderly and frail patients in acute, community and ambulatory settings

Expedition Medicine Fellowships

Broaden your horizons and learn to deliver optimal healthcare  in challenging and remote settings

cesr fellowships


There is a large and increasing proportion of non-training middle grades in the Emergency Department workforce, who form a key and longstanding component of the senior tier. Progression to Consultant status via the Article 14 (CESR - Certificate of Entry to  the Spcialist Register) route is an increasingly common phenomenon in Emergency Medicine, and the Oxford University Hospital Emergency Departments have considerable expertise and a  successful track record in this regard, with several Consultants appointed successfully having obtained a CESR. The CESR Fellowship aims to create and maintain a streamlined fellowship programme to support ED middle grades in their development towards obtaining a CESR. 


· 9 months ED : 3 months speciality placement (ICU/AGM/Paediatric EM/Anaesthetics depending on individual portfolio requirements) over four-year programme

· 9 PAs pw + 0.5 SPA + 0.5 CPD

· Easy-to manage annualised rota allowing a high degree of flexibility in terms of leave and working hours 

· Clinical work based in both Major Trauma Centre and District General Hospital settings in 70:30 split for full breadth of UK Emergency Medicine experience

· Learning Contract with set achievable targets (SMART) set to fulfil CESR portfolio requirements

· Dedicated Clinical Mentor for each fellow, with structured supervision meetings

· Dedicated high-quality expert-led teaching sessions – see www.oxfordemergencymedicine.com/i3EM

· Organised management project database for fellows to choose from depending on portfolio requirements with project-specific mentorship

· IT-orientated department with largely paperless working  and increasing online presence – e.g. www.oxfordemergencymedicine.com 

· Close teaching links with University of Oxford, a prestigious and world-renowned institution, currently ranked as world’s best medical school (Times Higher Education 2018)

· Established and fast-growing departmental research programme, with recruitment to national and international research studies

· Access to city of Oxford and wider countryside, with easy and quick 24/7 transport links to London

For further details please contact Dr Alex Novak: alex.novak@ouh.nhs.uk


teaching fellowships

Additional Information

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to build on an extensive and

highly successful track record of developing Career grade Emergency Medicine doctors into

Consultants and leaders in the field of medical education This fellowship aims to offer high-quality

Emergency Medicine experience and education in a Major Trauma Centre & District General

Hospital, both on and off the shopfloor. The fellow will enjoy 25% protected time to develop

their interest and establish a track record in teaching and medical education. They will be

encouraged to use this time to build their medical education portfolio by designing,

organising and delivering a range of multimodal teaching sessions to different groups active

in the Emergency Department, which already has a multitude of established teaching

programmes in which to participate. We have established a bespoke high-quality expert-led programme of teaching sessions ( www.oxfordemergencymedicine.com/i3EM ) with further access to an extensive

departmental teaching programme and facilities. The Fellow will also benefit from well-established links

with Oxford University, currently ranked as the world's best Medical School.


Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged. Contact Dr Ravi Pattanshetty (ravi.pattanshetty@ouh.nhs.uk)


research fellowships

Develop research and Emergency Medicine skills in the setting of a world-class academic institution


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has an extensive academic track record, with a close and multifaceted working relationship with Oxford University, NIHR and numerous other allied local, regional, national and international research institutions. EMROx, the rapidly developing Emergency Department research team, is now looking to expand its capacity in order to support a number of forthcoming projects and studies. 

Research Fellows are afforded 25% flexible protected research time in order to allow them to engage with and support a number of forthcoming and ongoing projects in the Emergency Department, as well as developing their own research interests and establishing a track record in research to support further applications and career progression. 

In addition, this fellowship aims to offer high-quality Emergency Medicine experience and education at a senior level in a Major Trauma Centre & District General Hospital, both on and off the shop floor, with access to an extensive teaching and career development programme. 

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and encouraged - contact Dr Alex Novak for further information (alex.novak@ouh.nhs.uk).


Sports and Exercise Medicine fellowships

Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) is a fast expanding field of interest. This tailored fellowship provides an opportunity for suitable candidates to expand their SEM portfolio by using dedicated time to work closely with the Oxford based SEM Consultant led team. As a result of their involvement with this Project, the Fellow will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of SEM, be involved with and increase their research skills, knowledge and portfolio and the possibility of helping to develop and deliver teaching for the project, all whilst maintaining their Emergency Medicine skills and interest. Fellows are  offered up to 25% protected time to develop their SEM skills. Previous Fellows have worked on a national feasibility pilot delivering a consultant led physical activity service in secondary care.  


Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged. Contact Dr Ravi Pattanshetty (ravi.pattanshetty@ouh.nhs.uk)


geriatric fellowships

Additional Information


Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and encouraged - contact Dr Alex Novak for further information (alex.novak@ouh.nhs.uk).


expedition fellowships

Additional Information


Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged. Contact Dr Ravi Pattanshetty (ravi.pattanshetty@ouh.nhs.uk)