ST3 ACCS Emergency Medicine training involves focusing on paediatric emergencies and adult trauma. You will undertake 6 months in emergency medicine where you will focus 80% of your time towards paediatric emergency medicine along with 6 months of adult emergency medicine. As an EM trainee you'll be encouraged to develop your skills further, understand the responsibilities of a registrar whilst continuing to build your portfolio. The ACCS curriculum guides you as to requirements for completion this year - this has been summarised in the ARCP requirements in the links.
There are 10 CT3 teaching sessions a year - from 2014 these are combined with Higher Specialist Trainees. These sessions cover areas of the curriculum, help plan for professional exams and continue building on professional relationships with your future consultant colleagues. During your CT3 year you should be thinking about commencing work towards critical appraisal and the clinical topic review parts of the FCEM exam.
During this year, you will need to prepare towards higher specialist training applications. You are required to have completed all 3 life support courses (ALS, APLS, and ATLS) as well as all parts of the MCEM examination prior to starting your ST4 year. Further details on vacancies and key dates for higher specialist training can be found on the recruitment section above. Trainees who are on run-through training do not need to re-apply for ST4 posts.