There is a whole host of free open access medical education out there for all of us (#FOAMed).

Below are just a few of the resources that many of us use in the department which are specifically focussed on Emergency Medicine and can be used to consolidate learning. In addition writing a reflective piece on their in your portfolio can act as valid evidence of your CPD.


RCEMLearning is the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s (RCEM) elearning platform, with the clinical lead for the site being our very own Rebecca Maxwell.

The majority of content is open access (content in the Exams and CPD section is for RCEM members only), and the site includes a section devoted to the production and dissemination of FOAMed materials.

Twice a month The Resus Room publishes podcasts on a variety of Emergency Medicine and Prehospital topics that you’ll encounter frequenlty  in and around the resus room. Centered around evidenced based medicine and with reference to national and international guidelines.


#EM3 is open access so all trainees, in and outside of the East Midlands, can benefit. It is one of the few Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed) learning platforms in the UK that links curricula to teaching.



St. Emlyns is a virtual hospital with high quality blogs and podcast covering clinical, evidence based, wellbeing and philosophical topics linked to emergency medicine and critical care practice.



Life in the Fast Lane

Life in the Fastlane is a vast resource of educational content covering Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. It acts as a encyclopaedic resource when looking for information on topics, as well as providing ECG resources, ultrasound, examination libraries, podcasts and much more.



St Mungo’s ED

St Mungo’s deliver high-quality, cutting edge education for medical and nursing staff, to excite your thirst for knowledge, and keep you up to date, with new posts every week.

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