Myself (@DrJHurley) and Andrew Baillie (@andybaillie1980) are presenting three posters at this year’s RCEM Conference (@RCEM15). They’ve come from some work which we did on the challenges of becoming a Middle Grade doctor in Emergency Medicine. We’re going to write the full details up later in the year, but we wanted to share some key points early on.
Coming of Age: The Challenges of Becoming a Middle Grade
Becoming a Middle Grade in Emergency Medicine requires the development of a set of non-clinical skills not listed in any training curriculum. We investigated the main challenges faced by trainees during their training.
Feeling Free to Cope: How trainees learn and how do they want to be taught?
We explored the ways in which trainees currently learn the non-clinical skills required to become a Middle Grade, and how they actually want to be taught them.
Roles of a Middle Grade: A Model of Trainees’ Non-Clinical Skills in Emergency Medicine
We identified nine key roles which Middle Grade doctors need to master to be successful in their training. We developed this into a framework which can be used to guide training and education as well as for evaluation and professional development.
A massive thanks goes to Linda Dykes (@mmbangor) for her help with the design. Please get in touch with any questions, comments or to discuss any of these areas further!