Training and Taster Days
Regional PEM training days run aiming to cover relevant topics from the level 2 paediatric curriculum and the paediatric emergency medicine curriculum.
Please see the section "News for current PEM trainees" for more details and dates of the London regional training days.
If you're interested in finding out more about PEM as a subspecialty why not organise a taster day and spend some time on the shop floor.
Taster Days Aims
To develop an insight into the work of the specialty
Promote careers reflection
Opportunity to find out what is needed to succeed, progress or enjoy this specialty in terms of skills, attributes and behaviour
What can I do during my Paediatric Emergency Taster Day?
Time with senior clinician(s) in the specialty, observing work, discussing careers pathways, future opportunities and work life balance issues.
Time with current trainees (of various grades) in the specialty, observing work, discussing what life is like as a trainee in the specialty, work life balance, how their careers choices were made, current and future shift patterns, exams, curricula and entry to specialty.
Time with key workers who support the specialty such as Emergency Nurse Practitioners
Opportunity to participate in hands on activities under direct supervision
Learning about triage, patient flow and departmental performance
Observe resuscitation of trauma patients and learn about how trauma centres work
Attend departmental teaching, radiology meetings, safeguarding meetings, simulation sessions
How To Organise a Paediatric Emergency Taster Day?
Taster Days should be taken during study leave with local agreement or in your own time which would be a good example of your commitment to the specialty if and when you decide to apply!
Include some out-of-hours time to ensure you get a true experience of what life in Paediatric ED is really like.
For more information on arranging your taster days contact any of the following people:
Nottingham University Hospital
Dr Lynda Walton
North Royal Derby Hospital
Dr Gisela Robinson
Dr Julia Surridge
University Hospitals of Leicester
Dr Ffion Davies
Dr Samantha Jones
Dr Rachel Rowlands
Chelsea and Westminster
Dr James Ross
and Dr Ed Abrahamson
Evelina London, St Thomas' Hospital
Dr John Criddle
and Dr Anastasia Alcock
Royal London Hospital
Dr Ami Parikh
and Dr Simon Walsh
St Mary’s Hospital
Dr Rebecca Salter
University Hospital Lewisham
Dr Tina Sajjanhar
Kent Surrey Sussex
Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton
Dr Emily Walton
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Dr Julie Grice
Dr Ravi Massey
and Dr Matt Rotheram
Sunderland Royal Hospital, Great North Children’s Hospital
Dr Siri Gautam
and Dr Myra Hebert
Bristol Children’s Hospital
Dr Mark Lyttle
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Dr Tina Newton
Yorkshire and Humber
Sheffield Children's Hospital
Dr Sally Gibbs
and Dr Judith Gilchrist
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Dr Julieann Maney
Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow
Dr Vince Choudhery
Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh
Dr Paul Leonard