Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) is a two year training programme.

It is the only Core training programme for trainees wishing to enter Higher Specialty Training in Emergency Medicine (EM) and is an alternative Core training programme for trainees wishing to enter Higher Specialty Training in Anaesthesia (Ana) and any of the Specialties listed on the JRCPTB website.

The first two years are spent rotating through Emergency Medicine (EM), Internal Medicine (IM), Anaesthetics (ANA) and Intensive Care Medicine (ICM).

The order of the placements will depend on your parent speciality. 

The third year and beyond is spent in training of your speciality.

EM training is run through.

IM and ANA trainees will need to reapply for higher training after they have completed years 3 and 4.

See ICACCST for more information on ACCS training

Latest ACCS News and Updates

EM OSCE Writing Day (HSTs and Consultants)

WHERE WILL THE OSCE’s BE USED: On the undergraduate Medicine MBBCh programme, Cardiff University WHO CAN ATTEND:Emergency Medicine Consultants and Trainees OUTLINE AGENDA:1. Learn how to write an OSCE2. Write an OSCE3. Scrutinise all OSCEs

RCEM Annual Scientific Conference 2023

Date: 25 – 28 September 2023 Format: Hybrid (virtual or onsite tickets available) Register: Event summary: The Annual Scientific Conference highlights cutting-edge research in emergency medicine (EM) from national and

Proposed ACCS Meeting Templates

Please see attached meeting templates for ES and CS meetings You can also find these documents in the ‘ACCS’ section of the AWSEM website under ‘Curriculum Resources’

Curriculum Resources

Click on the images and links below to learn your curricula requirements for Teaching, QI, and Critical Appraisal during ACCS

ACCS Contacts

Useful Resources

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