The Pilot

Pilot plans and guidance

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, received initial funding from Health Education England to set up a pilot to test a new curriculum for junior (FY2/FY3) trainees in non-UK countries.
The aim is to promote the development of Emergency Medicine worldwide, to improve access to high quality training for all in EM and to raise the standard of care for patients.

Developed by The International Education Committee, a sub-committee of the College's Education Committee, we will be trialing a new one-year curriculum in India and Pakistan.
The pilot includes the following:
  • Development of a one-year curriculum that covers core presentations to ED and is adaptable enough to meet diverse service and population needs
  • A 'Train the trainer' programme to develop senior clinicians as Educational and Clinical Supervisors
  • Development of bespoke ePortfolio and RCEM Learning sites mapped to new curriculum
  • A quality assurance process to monitor delivery of the programme
  • An evaluation process that looks at the acceptability and effectiveness of the new curriculum
Pilot sites registered their interest in late 2018 and are required to set up Learning Hubs, appointing a Lead Educational Supervisor and Educational and Clinical Supervisors. Trainees will be starting the programme in August, which will run for a year.

Key documents regarding the pilot of the Emergency Medicine Foundation Programme in 2019/20 are available to download here:
A review of the information gathered throughout the pilot year will be carried out in summer 2019, followed by a report and amendments to curriculum and delivery as required.

To find out more details on the planned quality assurance and evaluation of the pilot please go to 'Quality assurance and pilot evaluation '