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Trainee Newsletters 2010

Starting with the 2010 editions, we have uploaded our trainee newsletters for your reference. Should you wish to see older newsletters please contact one of the trainee representatives but much of the information in the older newsletters has subsequently been superseded. The newsletters can be found in the Trainee Newsletters section of our document library.

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ACUMEN

ACUMEN

ACUMEN, the free, interactive e-learning resource for trainees in acute and general medicine, is now available to use. The resource, which has been developed by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians in collaboration with DH e-Learning for Healthcare, enables trainees to develop key skills in line with the acute medicine curriculum. With the introduction […]

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Membership Benefits For Trainees

SAM is the representative body for all professionals working in Acute Medicine. As a medical trainee, the benefits of joining the society include: Access to the most up-to-date information about training and curriculum matters The opportunity to influence your training, and even the practice of Acute Medicine nationally, through society representation Multiple opportunities for ongoing […]

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Seven Day Working for Consultants in the Acute Medical Unit

Introduction This statement has been produced by the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) to explain why we believe that consultant-led care must be consistently delivered in all acute medical units (AMUs) in the UK, 7 days per week. Background The speciality of Acute Medicine was developed over the past decade to ensure that patients receive […]

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Training Structure

The route to higher training in Acute Medicine is usually via either core medical training (CMT) or acute care common stem (ACCS) training. These programmes give trainees a solid grounding in the medical or acute specialties. Click here to read more about CMT and ACCS . Higher Acute Medicine training is a four-year programme from […]

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SAM Benchmarking Audit

20th June is an important day in the SAM calendar as it is the date of the Second Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA 2013), which is once again being organised by Dr Chris Subbe, Dr David Ward, Dr Ivan LeJeune and Dr Charlotte Masterton-Smith. This is a vital opportunity to document the fantastic work […]

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Consultants and higher speciality trainees in acute medicine survey

The importance of ‘generalism’ in the future of in-patient care in the UK has been highlighted in a number of recent publications. Later this year the Royal College of Physicians of London is planning to publish the report of its Future Hospital Commission, in which continuity of consultant care will be a key theme. A […]

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Trainee Update

December 2011 New trainee representative In the recent SAM elections, there were three nominations for trainee representative, and we are pleased to announce that Kirk Freeman was the successful candidate. Kirk is an ST6 trainee in the Wales Deanery, and will be taking over from Alice when her term ends in May 2012. He will […]

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Trainee News

SAM conference The 5th International SAM meeting is being held on 29th and 30th September 2011, at Imperial College in London. As usual, there is a packed programme with a diverse range of topics and speakers – hopefully something for everyone! The trainee session is taking place at the end of the first day in […]

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