Author: Charlotte Davies / Published: 25/09/2019

The EMEC has been a positive force of nature for EM education in many ways. Last year’s iteration was no exception, especially as it provided me with the opportunity to meet a team of undergraduates who were enthusiastic about producing some content for RCEMLearning. 

This iBook (in conjunction with a series of associated clinical cases) is another manifestation of the heterogenous learning communities which constitute EM.

Abbey Ward and her team have put together a series of blogs that mix clinical, cultural and experiential topics. As ever everything is curriculum mapped, but some of the blogs here ask some theoretical questions about the nature of undergraduate EM medical education – how different is or should it be – whereas some look into the cultural challenges generated by diverse EDs, and some reflect on challenging clinical presentations. 

The iBook also contains some practical and pragmatic tips on things that lie hidden or just beyond the formal curriculum, but which nevertheless represent the things students need to know as they navigate their way through their ED placements.

As ever the content here has been subject to peer review by our section editors. We hope you enjoy the iBook, and if you want to continue the conversation about what constitutes quality undergraduate resources for EM (if of course they should be different to what’s currently available on RCEMLearning and elsewhere) then please do get in touch.

Chris Walsh


This iBook has been painstakingly edited, tweaked and updated by Dr Chris Walsh, the RCEM e-learning lead. Before it could be published, he moved on to the Law Society, to improve their e-learning. We dedicate this eBook to him, with huge thanks for all he has given emergency medicine education.

Here is the link to the Apple ibook

And here is the link to the PDF version