ST1 ACCS training offers an introduction to Emergency medicine and acute medicine. You will rotate with 6 months in each specialty. Regardless of the specialty in which you start you'll need to make early links with the EM department in your trust as you'll need an Educational supervisor who is an EM physician. As an EM trainee you'll be encouraged to build your portfolio of clinical knowledge and skills as well as development non-clinical skills and attitudes or "core competencies". 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 ACCS teaching sessions a year - 3 combined with Higher Specialist Trainees. These sessions cover areas of the curriculum and also give an opportunity to build professional relationships with your future consultant colleagues.

During this year, if you haven't started during Foundation training, you will need to work towards the MCEM examination. This is in 3 parts and details of current regulations for the examination can be found on the College of Emergency Medicine website.