2020 National Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine (DRE-EM) & ST3 ACCS Emergency Medicine.


The national Recruitment Office for ST3 Defined Route of Entry - Emergency Medicine (DRE-EM) and ST3 ACCS Emergency Medicine is Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber. Interviews to be confirmed

Quick Guide to Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine (DRE-EM)

Please view the Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine person specification

Further sources of information


NB Vacancy numbers are updated as they are submitted by the LTEBs


East Midlands 0 6
East of England 10 6
London/KSS KSS -1 Lon - 0
North West (Mersey) 0 1
North West 2 0
North East 0 1
Thames Valley 3 1
Scotland 0 0
South West (Peninsular) 0 0
South West (Severn)    
Wales 0 1
Wessex 0 2
West Midlands 8 0
Yorkshire & the Humber 0 2

NB These numbers are indicative and may be subject to change 

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for ST3 Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine and ST3 ACCS Emergency Medicine will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open Wednesday 29th January 2020 @ 10am
Application Deadline Wednesday 19th February 2020 @ 4pm
Shortlisting N/A
Interviews 11th & 12th March 2020
Initial Offers Released by 5pm Thursday 23rd April 2020
Holding Deadline Wednesday 29th April 2020 @ 1pm
Upgrade Deadline Friday 1st May 2020 @4pm

 NB The timeline may be subject to change

Eligibility & Shortlisting

The eligibility criteria for ST3 Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine and ST3 ACCS Emergency Medicine are listed in the 2020 Person Specification. It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria.

All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.


“By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber HAS NOT accepted or confirmed that applicants meet all eligibility requirements.  This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the relevant national person specification.  This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.  Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.”


Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for ST3 Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine and ST3 ACCS Emergency Medicine will be held at a venue to be confirmed.

There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview.

Please bring the following documents:

  • Your Portfolio containing evidence to substantiate your application.
  • Original passport plus 1 copy of the signature/photograph page
  • Electronic evidence of GMC Registration from the online GMC register (printed within 7 days of the interview date)
  • Original evidence of right to work in the UK plus 1 copy


Interview Format

The interview format can be found in  the ST3 Emergency Medicine applicant guide. 

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Please follow the link to the specialty training resource bank on the side of the page

Additional Information