Anaesthesia: If you apply through Anaesthesia there are 10 posts available for ACCS training in Wales. There is one application form for Core Anaesthesia and ACCS-Anaesthesia; everyone is interviewed together, and you will rank your preference for the different ACCS / Core Anaesthesia posts available. Posts will be allocated according to candidate preference, with priority going to (s)he who has the highest interview score.
Emergency Medicine: ACCS training comprises the first 3 years of a 6 year training programme in Emergency Medicine, and there are 8 posts available in Wales. Successful applicants will be provided with a run-through programme which, subject to satisfactory progress, will lead to a CCT in Emergency Medicine.
Medicine: If you want to train as a physician, there are 2 ACCS posts available in Wales. This is a particularly good start for those planning a career in Acute Medicine, but can lead to Specialty Training in any of the medical specialties. There is one application form for Core Medical Training and ACCS-Medicine; everyone is interviewed together, and you will rank your preference for the different ACCS / CMT posts available. Posts will be allocated according to candidate preference, with priority going to (s)he who has the highest interview score.
Intensive Care: The first Specialty Trainees in Intensive Care Medicine were appointed in August 2012. ACCS Training through any of the parent streams provides eligibility to apply at ST3 level. Currently there are no plans to introduce ACCS posts with Intensive Care as the Parent Specialty. A list of FAQs about Training in Intensive Care is provided below.
For further information please visit Wales Deanery website, or ACCS UK website
Training Programme Director: Dr Ella Harrison-Hansley
Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Aneurin Bevan UHB
ACCS Lead for Anaesthesia Wales: Dr Louise Allman
Consultant Anaesthetist, Abergavenny
There is an ACCS Wales Facebook Group and Twitter account. On Facebook, please search for ACCS Wales and join the group, it is open to everyone. You are welcome to use it to share information or to put questions to other members of the group. For Twitter: follow @ACCSWales to receive information, reminders and updates.