Clinical Fellow posts for Acute Medicine trainees

 

I’ve done ACCS (Acute Medicine) - am I eligible?

Six month posts


  1.     We’re sorry, but we can’t accept applicants from AM trainees for 6 month posts (unless you have additional EM experience over and above the 6/12 in ACCS)


12 month posts


  1.     You must have 5 years post-graduation experience by the time of starting the post (for PHEM posts - we’d consider you post-ST2 for MedEd or Management/QI) and have successfully completed ACCS (AM). Our first post-ACCS AM Clinical Fellows arrived in August 2016 (whereas one-third of our Clinical Fellows in previous years have been post-ACCS Anaesthetics) and it’s no problem... it only takes us a month or two to get them out of thinking like the Gas Board or Medical team!


Check out the Person Specification page.

If you need some extra EM at SHO-tier before taking the plunge as a Clinical Fellow on the middle grade rota, we might be able to help... we sometimes have an SHO-tier Junior Clinical Fellow (“Trust SHO” or “F3”) post that we can use to provide an introduction to EM for pure anaesthetists (by which we mean non-ACCS anaesthetists, not virgins!) or ACCS AM trainees who haven’t completed CT3, and piggy-back a 6 or 12 month Clinical fellow post onto this..... we call this the “Gateway to PHEM” package.


When available (you’d need to be interviewed with both posts in mind) the SHO-tier posts are demonstrably identical to our educationally-approved SHO-tier posts occupied by ACCS, GPST trainees and F2s.


There isn’t any PHEM time in the SHO-tier part of the post, although if you’ve committed to staying at least 12 months you could use your study leave to do the PHEC course, and we can arrange “taster days” as an observer with Welsh Ambulance to whet your appetite for the fun to come.


    12 month posts


  1.     6/12 as an SHO-tier Trust Grade followed by 6/12 Clinical Fellow (subject to satisfactory progress and being ready to function as middle grade in the ED)

  2.     Please note, if you want to include EMRTS shifts, you’d need to spend 12 months as a Clinical Fellow, as sadly from August 2018 we can no longer include EMRTS shifts with 6-month Fellow posts.


    18 month posts


  1.     6/12 as an SHO-tier Trust Grade followed by 12/12 Clinical Fellow (subject to satisfactory progress and being ready to function as middle grade in the ED)


For all the Gateway posts, you’d need to be 5 years post-registration (5 years post graduation) by the time you commenced the Clinical Fellow component, so for most people who only want to do 6/12 on the SHO tier and then do a job involving PHEM, don’t apply any earlier than for a start date on completion of CT3.


If you wanted to do 12 months at SHO tier (we’d recommend 6/12 EM and 6/12 Paeds or Acute Medicine in that case) then you could apply to start after completion of CT2 anaesthetics or AM... this package might well be attractive to any pure anaesthetists who have seen the light and want to jump ship back to EM as a career, as it should leave you eligible for entry into ST3 or even ST4 EM via the DRE-EM scheme if you got the MRCEM too.


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