Higher Speciality Training (HST) is the transition to ‘middle grade’ and comprises the ST4-6 years.
During HST, trainees are exposed to the full range of Emergency Medicine practice and begin to ‘run the department’
Trainees should gain experience in at least one teaching centre and one district general hospital during HST.
Trainees should spend 25% of HST caring for children.
See Regional Teaching Programme
Trainees must aim to attend >70% of regional teaching days each year
HST must complete the following examinations prior to CCT
- FRCEM SBA
- FRCEM OSCE
As well as clinical and managerial opportunities on the shop floor…
HST is also when most EM trainees consider diversifying their careers with research, Subspecialty training, OOP or dual accreditation