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    
East of England    
North West (Mersey)    
North West    
North East    
Thames Valley    
South West (Peninsular)    
South West (Severn)    
West Midlands  
Yorkshire & the Humber  

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


Applications will only be accepted through the Oriel online application system. For further guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel User Guide.

Eligibility & Shortlisting

The eligibility criteria for ST3 Defined Route of Entry into Emergency Medicine and ST3 ACCS Emergency Medicine are listed in the 2019 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 interviews will consist of 3 “stations”, lasting 10 minutes each apart from the Portfolio station which will be 15 minutes long.  There will be a 5 minute gap between each station. Each station has been designed to assess the selection criteria on the Person Specification. You will rotate round all 4 stations during the interview process, the order you complete the stations may be different to below and different to that of other candidates.



You will be assessed in this station by 2 assessors.


Presentation Preparation

You will be given a topic and asked to create a presentation.  You will be given 10 minutes to prepare this presentation.



You will present your presentation to 2 assessors.



  • Clinical Scenario
  • Ethical Scenario


Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. A claim form can be downloaded from the Downloads section on the right of this page. You are advised to read this document in full before incurring any expenses.

Completed claim forms should be submitted to:

Health Education Yorkshire & the Humber

Don Valley House

Saville Street East

Sheffield, S4 7UQ

Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel and subsistence claimed except mileage.


Oriel offers System

The Oriel Offers System will be used to make all offers to training posts in 2020.

For more information about the Oriel Offers system, please refer to the Oriel Offers resource bank.


You will be asked to rank your preferences using the Oriel Offers System. You will receive an email when Preferencing opens.

Allocation to Posts

 Successful candidates will be allocated to posts in rank order:

  • The highest ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post.
  • The second ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first ranked candidate in which case they will be allocated their second preferenced post.
  • The third ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates. If it has, they will be allocated their second preferenced post unless this has been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates in which case they will be offered their third preference.

This process will continue until all posts are allocated or there are no more appointable candidates.

Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Receiving and Responding to Offers

If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, excluding weekends but not  bank holidays, to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the Oriel Recruitment System. No other form of response will be accepted.


For more information about responding to offers, please refer to the  Applicant Guide. 


Feedback will be provided at three stages of the recruitment process:


If you are not longlisted you will be provided with the reasons for this. If you are longlisted you will receive an email inviting you to book an interview.

Interview Ranking

You will be able to view your total interview score and rank online through their Oriel account once offers are released. Please note that a thorough Quality Assurance and validation process is carried out on all applicants’ scores following the interviews. No scores will be released until this process is complete.

Interview Scores

Following the conclusion of the offers process, all applicants will be able to view a breakdown of their interview scores including the scores they achieved in each interview station online through their Oriel account.

Additional Information