EM Training in SVUH

The department has an enviable track record in postgraduate medical education. There are dedicated and protected teaching times for our doctors and nurses.  Teaching for our middle grade registrars is focused around the core aspects of the curriculum for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Particular attention is given to critical appraisal of the literature, objective structured clinical examinations, short answer questions and management scenarios.

The emergency department has a dedicated simulation room with state of the art simulation equipment. Additional multidisciplinary teaching sessions are held on both a scheduled and impromptu basis. Many of the consultants are established examiners for both the membership and fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

ED Simulation



Twice yearly we run a two day induction program for junior doctors commencing working in emergency medicine. This is a skills based course with consultant and specialist registrar tutors. Candidates have an opportunity to practice the skills taught on the course such as chest drain insertion, suturing, application of plaster of Paris cast, ECG and X-Ray interpretation, wound care, venous access and many others.  The course has been running for 14 years and has been some very popular. It is open to doctors not working at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and places may be reserved by contacting G.moffat@svuh.ie.

More information available on emed-induction.com