All University of Oxford medical students pass through ED as part of ORTEM (Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Trauma, Emergency Medicine). This is an 8 week block consisting of clinical experience involving theatre time/clinics/ward time on ORTEM specialities ED shifts. Students do a minimum of 6 ED shifts that include a night shift and a weekend shift in addition to an ED Nursing shift. The flexibility of this pattern is enjoyed by students. There is also a shift with the South Central Ambulance Service.
We provide tutorials on chest pain, head injury, transient loss of consciousness, dyspnoea, major trauma, overdoses, arrhythmias and sepsis. We provide a highly-regarded half-day High Fidelity, fully interactive simulation session in the OxStar centre on Major Trauma and Arrhythmias. We also provide 2 enjoyable medium fidelity simulation 2 hour sessions on medical emergencies.
We provide simulation training in management of cardiac arrest and use of defibrillators. There is an opportunity to explore knowledge with case presentations.
We also offer training in the use of point of care ultrasound/Focussed assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) in a training session
Assessment of the ORTEM block is via a “single best answer” multiple choice exam and via an OSCE (comprising both community and ORTEM). Further information is available via WebLearn
We provide a 1-3 week Emergency Medicine SSM to consolidate experience from ORTEM and to gain further insight into the realities of working in Emergency Medicine. Students attend a minimum of 3 flexible shifts weekly and we explore interesting cases in a discussion group towards the end of the attachment.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any details
All requests need to go through the Electives medical school administrator Carolyn.email@example.com
We have recently had students from Ghana, Sweden and Malta joining us in the ED for up to 2 months. They make use of many of the 5th Year learning opportunities and take an active role the clinical area. Please note that applications and information should be made directly to Carolyn and that it is a highly competitive program. You will need to submit an application from May 2018 onwards if you want to be considered for a place on the Elective programme that runs from September 2019 - August 2020.
Further information is available at http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/electives/
Emergency Medicine offers a rich, varied and challenging career in a dynamic team environment.
After the Foundation Programme, Trainees apply for and enter a 6 year Run-through programme (first 2 years- acute care common stem training in 6 months each of Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care, Anaesthetics/Acute Medicine; 3rd year focus on Paediatric emergency medicine competencies; and final 3 years as a Higher Specialty trainee). There are postgraduate Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine exams in the form of a Primary, Intermediate and, in the last year of training, a Final exam.
There is the opportunity to sub-specialise in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (1 year extra, and includes at least 3 months in PICU/retrieval), Geriatric Emergency Medicine, Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM- training extended by 1 year but alternates with EM shifts over the course of 2 year) and Intensive Care Medicine. This great flexibility is attractive to many EM consultants