Emergency Medicine Trainees’ Association (EMTA)


The Emergency Medicine Trainees' Association exists to represent trainees in Emergency medicine and to facilitate dialogue between RCEM and trainees. All RCEM members who are part of a training scheme for Emergency Medicine, at ST1 or above, are considered members of EMTA.

A letter confirming RCEM support for the use of Professional Leave for College Activities by EMTA Representatives can be found here.

#EMTA19: The Happiness Edit

Surviving as an Emergency Medicine trainee is tough. Balancing work, life and family can seem an impossible task. So why do it?

How do we find joy in our work – and when we do, how do we keep hold of it?

At #EMTA19 we aim to answer those questions. We’ll celebrate ‘the good stuff’, showcasing excellence and inspiring stories focusing on what makes EM great. We’ll also challenge ourselves to work out how all of us, as future leaders of this amazing specialty, can make things better both for patients and professionals.

Our annual conference is a unique chance for EM trainees around the country to meet, share ideas and relax. Together we will learn, develop our skills and understanding, and forge friendships that will sustain us throughout our careers.

#EMTA19 takes place in the vibrant city of Leicester on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19-20. Trauma, critical care, pre-hospital and paediatric EM, leadership, sustainability, portfolio careers and caring for self and others will all feature in a packed programme of presentations, debates, discussions and breakout sessions. 

We are lucky in the support of world-class speakers who are giving up their time to help develop EM trainees. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to register.


To provide a focus for Emergency Medicine Trainees and their training in the UK.

To encourage active involvement of all trainees to shape the development of Emergency Medicine as a specialty and improve their own training experience.

To provide a structure for trainees to highlight issues specific to trainees and represent their views on Council and RCEM Committees.

To influence College policy in areas relevant to trainees.

Consider the trainees’ views and make position statements on all relevant issues relating to training, where appropriate in collaboration with other College Committees and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainees Doctors Group.

Plan and run the annual EMTA conference: http://www.emtraineesassociation.co.uk/emta-conferences.html

email: EMTA@rcem.ac.uk

email (conference enquiries): emtaevents@rcem.ac.uk

twitter: @EMTAcommittee

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