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How to get on a SpR rotation in emergency medicine (and make the most of it)
  1. G Lloyd1,
  2. I O’Sullivan2,
  3. N Rawlinson2,
  4. C Mann3,
  5. A Harris1
  1. 1Emergency Department, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
  2. 2Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK
  3. 3Accident and Emergency Department, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, UK
  1. Correspondence to
 Dr G Lloyd, Emergency Department, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW, UK; 


Emergency medicine is now proving a popular specialty in the United Kingdom. A recent report ranks emergency medicine second in specialties attracting the most applications for specialist registrar (SpR) interview. Numbered posts are becoming increasingly competitive as a result. This paper offers advice to aspiring emergency department SpRs. It identifies areas in which a curriculum vitae may be improved. It should also enable emergency department trainees to set objectives for their early SpR years.

  • SpR rotation
  • education

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