Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM)

Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine is a sub-specialty of Emergency Medicine.  Trainees in Emergency Medicine can apply for PHEM training in their ST4 year. PHEM training programme places are available through national or local application, and consist of 12 months whole time equivalent training taken after the ST5 year.  There are a number of patterns for delivering the training but trainees are advised that blended training (mixing base specialty with PHEM training) most closely reflects future working patterns and gives trainees sufficient time to consolidate information. Many programmes therefore will last for 2 years, and trainees in this time will undertake the equivalent of one year PHEM and one year parent specialty.

To find out more about PHEM please visit the website of the Inter-Collegiate Board for Training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine here.

National Recruitment to PHEM posts is managed by Health Education East of England.  Information about recruitment to posts starting in August 2017 and February 2018 can be found on the HE East of England website.

Note for EM trainees who have completed their PHEM training.
After you have finished your sub-specialty training, EM trainees may be allowed one day per month to maintain contact with their PHEM practice, agreed by the RCEM.  This is at the discretion of your local School of EM and should not distract from completing your EM training.  Military trainees should contact their DCA as days maintaining contact can also be permitted.