Our Exams team at the College are always busy but are now busier than ever. The pandemic has posed numerous problems, there are changes to the curriculum, and availability of examiners have all been, and continue to be, significant key challenges.
July 2021 – In this blog, Chair of the RCEM Research Committee, Professor Jason Smith, talks about the committee’s work, the importance of research and the grants the College offers to fund it.
July 2021 – I can’t remember when I first knew I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up, but I do know that when other children were play-acting being knights or wizards, I was playing at being a doctor. I had an appointment book for my surgery, in which the names of my dolls were duly written next to allotted appointment times. I used to give them injections, and put bandages on them, the way I imagined doctors did.
June 2021 – It all started about 5 years ago when I decided to send an email to the department just before Pride about LGBTQ+ awareness. I remember feeling apprehensive about sending the email. Even though I was openly out to colleagues at work, this was the first time that I put myself out there as someone trying to improve awareness of LGBTQ+ issues at work.
Emergency Medicine Day is a global celebration of Emergency Medicine organised by EUSEM. This year is the fourth since its inception in 2018. It is an opportunity to bring together all those who work in Emergency Medicine and bring in policy and decision makers as well as the public to recognise Emergency Medicine and raise awareness.
May 2021 – Many of you will have heard me say we are the safety net of the patient but cannot be the safety net of the system. There has been general agreement with this sentiment but what does it mean in the current environment peri-pandemic? How much of a safety net are we and where and how was the system failing such that we do clinical (and non-clinical) care that should be managed elsewhere?
April 2021 – Around the world people will be marking Earth Day on the 22 April and we thought it would be a good time to update you on what RCEM’s Environmental Specialist Interest Group (ESIG) has been doing.
March 2021 – Nine years ago, I was told by a senior male consultant colleague that I could not be a good clinician, an academic and a mum. At the time, I was halfway through a PhD and I was a parent to three girls. I wondered if the same comment would ever have been made to a friend of mine, who was similarly training, researching, and having children at the hospital down the road.
March 2021 – Lockdowns, social distancing and vaccinations have only just begun to curb this pandemic. This past year, wellbeing for many has suffered or fallen by the wayside. This is when we need nature’s 7 doctors to help and support our wellbeing which are:
21 Februray 2021 – It is with deep sorrow that the Royal College of Emergency Medicine announces the death of its former President, Dr Clifford Mann OBE.