The EMTA Survey
Since 2016 EMTA have conducted regular surveys of EM trainees to explore experiences of training and working in EM. These surveys, used alongside other resources like the GMC National Training Survey, help to inform EMTA policy and to identify and prioritise adverse trends in training delivery.
This data has allowed EMTA to:
push for equitable EDT provision
call for fairer balancing of LTFT rotas
advocate for more consistent exposure to paediatrics, minors and ultrasound
demonstrate variation in simulation offerings at local and regional levels
highlight unacceptable incivility
We thank all trainees who take part in these surveys - your input is vital in making sure that EMTA represents you.
EMTA Survey 2024
The next EMTA Survey 2024 will launch at the EMTA Conference, Gateshead on 27th February 2024.
When combined with the data from previous surveys we will have enough data points to demonstrate trends in training quality. We will also have enough data to provide local hospital-level reporting to demonstrate areas of positive and negative divergence. We also plan to deep-dive into the EDI data to shed further light on this area.
Naturally we continue to remain vigilant for exam issues and will continue to monitor trust in the RCEM examination system.
Lastly we are trying to develop a dashboard to support local training leads, regional Heads of Schools and TPDs to understand their data to bring parity across the spectrum of the training experience and curriculum requirement.
Previous EMTA Surveys
The results and recommendations from previous EMTA Surveys are available below
Note that in 2021 the survey format was redeveloped to improve it's validity and impact, and those results were also released as a series of infographics, available below.
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The information generated in the EMTA surveys is open access. If you use this information externally, we ask you credit EMTA as the source.