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Emergency Medicine Careers in Wales

Study: Both the 5-year undergraduate Medicine MBBCh degree at Cardiff University and the 4-year postgraduate Medicine MBBCh degree at Swansea University give fantastic opportunities to study emergency and acute medicine, with clinical placements built into in both programmes. The 1-year ‘Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care’ Intercalated BSc (EPIC iBSc) degree at Cardiff University also allows you to explore this further with emergency department and pre-hospital placements across Wales.

Train: The ‘All Wales School of Emergency Medicine’ (AWSEM) is committed to providing you with lifelong learning opportunities. This means we’ll support your workplace-based ‘shop-floor’ training and your learning as part of the continued professional development (CPD) activates. We also encourage you to explore career routes in the many subspecialties of Emergency Medicine, including prehospital medicine, academic and paediatrics emergency medicine (plus many more!).

Work: Get the chance to continue the traditions of the NHS in the country of its birth, work in cutting edge facilities with great support and influence the future of healthcare services in Wales.

Live: Benefiting from a strong sense of community, affordable housing, great schools and loads of ways to relax and have fun, Wales is an easy place to settle whether you bring your family or come on your own.

Visit the ‘Train, Work Live!’ Welsh Government website to find out more.

Careers Evening

Each year AWSEM and Cardiff University run a virtual careers evening aimed at junior trainees, junior doctors, medical students and school leavers. It covers every about teaching, training and working in Emergency Medicine in Wales (plus its related sub-specialities). The next careers evening is 13th October 2021 (1830 to 2030). The programme includes an introduction talk followed by a series of talks from Emergency Medicine students, trainees and consultants on why they have gone down particular careers paths and how you can follow in their footsteps! Click opposite to reserve your space and mark it in your diary !

Careers Videos

Have a browse through the following AWSEM Careers Evening videos… these recordings are from medical students, trainees, consultants and allied healthcare professionals working in Emergency Medicine. Dr Beth Morgan-Nicholas is the AWSEM Careers Lead please contact Bethan.Nicholas@wales.nhs.uk if you have any questions.

Ms Gabby Kelly

An overview of EM in the undergraduate medicine programme at Cardiff University. 

Mr Jared Charlton-Webb

An overview of EM in the postgraduate medicine programme at Swansea University. 

Ms Victoria Maidman

An overview of the undergraduate ‘Emergency, Pre-hospital and Immediate Care’ intercalated BSc (EPIC iBSc) programme at Cardiff University. 

Dr Caitlin Peers

An overview of life as an Emergency Medicine Foundation Trainee.

Dr Ffion James

An overview of life as an Emergency Medicine ACCS (acute care common stem) Trainee.

Dr Katy Talbot

An overview of life in Intensive Care Medicine as a dual trained Emergency Medicine Trainee.

Dr Emily Bebbington

An overview of research and academic medicine opportunities within Emergency Medicine.

Dr Zaid Makzal 

An overview of getting into an Emergency Medicine career via a non-training route.

Dr Sarah Devine

An overview of adult and paediatric emergency medicine as a trainee.

Dr Beth Nicholas

An overview of emergency medicine as a consultant.

Dr Katy Guy

An overview of sports medicine opportunities within Emergency Medicine.

Dr Dindi Gill

An overview of Trauma and Prehospital Emergency Medicine.

Dr Suresh Pillai

An overview of dual training and Royal College positions 
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