RESULTS – IEMTA Training Survey

The IEMTA committee are delighted to present the result of our IEMTA Trainee Survey carried out in November 2020. It is a particularly challenging time to work in Emergency Medicine and now, more than ever, it is vital that we ensure that trainees’ needs are being met on both an educational and personal level.

The responses have provided an invaluable insight into the experience of EM Trainees in Ireland, both on a formal training scheme (Core Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (CSTEM) & Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (ASTEM) and Non-Scheme Trainees. Uniquely this year, we have also examined aspects of trainees’ wellness and well-being in a bid to identify areas in need of improvement.

IEMTA Member Survey

In an effort to gain a greater understanding of the challenges facing NCHDs working in Emergency Medicine, IEMTA are launching the second iteration of our Member Survey.

This year we’ve expanded the survey to include CSTEM, ASTEM and Non-Scheme Trainees working in Emergency Medicine in Ireland. On average, it will will take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete.

Please complete this survey as honestly as possible. Your responses will help direct how IEMTA can best represent your views to the ICEMT, IAEM, Dept of Health and beyond as well as help shape EM Training in Ireland going forward.

Access the survey here:

FRCEM Resources

enlightenme is a free (to College of Emergency Medicine members) online educational resource.

It is very similar to the SAQ component of the FRCEM exam in terms of content and style and is a great way to do a little bit of study every day.

FRCEM Courses

  5. Manchester Emergency Medicine Courses


For the latest information regarding the New Examination Structure for Emergency Medicine, please visit:



Suggested Courses for MRCEM
1. Bromley Emergency Courses.
2. The Cambridge College of Emergency Medicine.
3. Manchester Emergency Medicine Courses
4. Doctors Academy Manchester

Suggested Reading for MRCEM
1. Oxford Handbook of Accident & Emergency Medicine. Wyatt, et al. Oxford University Press, 1999.
2. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, Sixth edition by Judith E. Tintinalli
3. ECGs for the Emergency Physician 1: Level 1 by Amal Mattu
4. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice
5. Mastering Emergency Medicine: A Practical Guide: A Comprehensive Guide for MCEM Andrew Parfitt
6. Revision Notes for MCEM Part A (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts) by Mark Harrison
7. Get Through MCEM Part A: MCQs (Get Through Series) by Iain Beardsell, Simon Bell, Helen Rumbold and Sarah Robinson
8. Practice Papers for MCEM Part A by Jaydeep Chitnis, Gary Cumberbatch and Ananda Gankande
9. MCEM Part A Practice Questions (Oxbridge Medica’s Revision Series) by Dr Peter Hulme and Dr Rajkumar Rajendram (21 Apr 2012)
10. Revision Notes for MCEM Part B (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts) by Victoria Stacey
11. Get Through MCEM Part B: Data Interpretation Questions by Mathew Hall, Sam Thenabadu and Chetan R Trivedy
12. Basic Medical Sciences for MRCP Part 1, 3e (MRCP Study Guides) by Philippa J. Easterbrook


Online Resources:

Career Pathway of an EM Doc

dr-hibbertWe’re looking for some volunteers (Looking at the SpRs! 🙂 to write a brief paragraph outlining what they’ve done in their training so far – e.g. what jobs they’ve worked, did they work abroad, take time out to do research etc.    Nothing major, just something short so that new EM docs can see the wide range of options available to them in Emergency Medicine!

Any volunteers, feel free to get in touch! – Andrewunder-construction