DRE-EM Program for Emergency Medicine

What is DRE-EM?

Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine

This is a run through 5-year training program in EM, which may be suitable for those who have done core training in other specialties such as core surgical training, or who have done a minimum of one year of EM experience with/without some ACCS competencies.

The Defined Route of Entry to Emergency Medicine (DRE-EM) allows entry to ST3 Training via 2 routes:

Route 1 : from Surgical Training

One route is to enter into Emergency Medicine specialty training . . .

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I have more than 5 years training & experience in surgical field outside UK but I don’t have MRCS.
Is there any chance to get DRE EM program in Uk?


I am dr aminul from bangladesh.Thank you for your excellent post.I have 2 year working experience in ICU at a multidisciplinary corporate hospital in Bangladesh. If I completed MRCS from Bangladesh,can I enter into EM training post in UK? Do I need UK core surgical training to enter into EM… Read more »

Nafiz Imtiaz
Nafiz Imtiaz

Thank you for your well organized explicitly discussed post on this topic. I am a doctor from Bangladesh. Completed MRCS and cleared OET recently.Currently enrolled in the MS (Neurosurgery) residency program. I am planning to shift to UK and pursue my career in EM. I have one and half year… Read more »

Sarah El-Halabi
Sarah El-Halabi

If I hold MRCP,can i still switch to EM and do I still have to pass MRCEM?

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