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Welcome to the School of Emergency Medicine, including the Acute Care Common Stem programme for the Thames Valley.

Emergency Medicine and ACCS training is offered across five sites. We also have opportunities for PEM and PHEM subspecialty training and dual training in Intensive Care Medicine.

Trainees rotate through five hospital sites:

  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Stoke Mandeville Hospital (Aylesbury)

  • Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, John Radcliffe Hospital

  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (Reading)

  • Wexham Park Hospital, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

The FRCEM pass rate for Oxford trainees is well above the national average.
Flexible training is actively encouraged within Health Education Thames Valley, and we have several flexible trainees in Emergency Medicine. There is a biannual Less-Than-Full-Time Training (LTFT) forum to assist Less-Than-Full-Time trainees.

Do you want to live and work in a geographically small region where it would be possible to commute to all sites from a single central base?

Oxford offers this as well as a diverse range of whole region living environments from dynamic cities such as Oxford, Reading and Milton Keynes through to unspoiled rural Buckinghamshire villages.

About the Thames Valley School

Health Education England - Thames Valley is the smallest local team within Health Education England, with about 2000 postgraduate medical trainees in its programmes. This allows a more personal relationship with trainers and administrators, who genuinely know individual doctors in all of our programmes.

Our trainees win more awards and prizes at postgraduate exams than the small numbers predict, which is a reflection not only of the calibre of who successfully apply to train in HETV programmes, but the training and support available to them.

We are proud to have developed the first careers and professional support unit for trainees, and doctors in non-training posts. We also have capacity for the clinical placement of trainees from the military and a good number of ACF posts in many specialties.

Our close relationship with the University of Oxford also means we have a wide offering research opportunities and a thriving Clinical Academic Graduate School for able doctors looking for academic training and careers.

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