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    Hi guys.. I am just a little bit confused on how to get onto doing emergency medicine? What is the application process?


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    You'll have to apply for medicine at a university, do your foundation years and then go onto specialise in emergency medicine from there onwards. It takes 7/8 years to finish basic training, and up to 10 years from then to specialise
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    Right so once I have completed my undergraduate degree in medicine... After that I will have to do a degree to specialise in emergency medicine?


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    There are multiple positions involved in treating emergencies. You could be talking about paramedics, nurses, doctors, or something else - which is it?
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    You have your 5 (or sometimes 6 depending on if you do a foundation year or intercalate) years at med school, then your two foundation years and then start your training to specialise.

    I don't know how long it takes to specialise in emergency medicine, but to give you a rough idea of how long it might take, I think speciality training varies between 3-8 years (a GP being 3 years, a surgeon being 8 years), so any number of years in between that.

    I could be wrong on any of these points, this is just what I've discovered through researching!

    For more info try the BMA website here and scroll down to 'Stages of career progression of a doctor'.
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    (Original post by Aleenaa)
    Right so once I have completed my undergraduate degree in medicine... After that I will have to do a degree to specialise in emergency medicine?


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    You don't need to do another degree.

    FY1 and FY2 - everyone does this

    ACCS - CT1-3 years (+ pass MCEM)

    Emergency medicine specialty training - ST4-ST6 (+ pass FCEM)

    CCT

    More info here:

    http://www.medicalcareers.nhs.uk/spe...g_pathway.aspx
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    Thank you! And to reply to next time I was talking about doctors


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