Navigating the CESR route

Conference Directors: Prof Prakash Subedi and Dr Patrick Musami

Conference Co-ordinator: Paul Georgiou

Are you keen to progress your career via the CESR route?  

If so, coming along to our CESR conference will certainly be beneficial for you!

Applying for a CESR can be a complicated process, which requires extensive evidence building. Roughly, only 60% of applications are successful. Usually, individuals are unsuccessful because they haven’t provided all the evidence that is required to show that their knowledge, skills, and experience meet the correct standards.

Let us help you and guide you through the CESR application process - our conference will give you the chance to find out how to apply and be successful first-time round. 

CESR Explained

CESR stands for Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration and Doctors who have not completed a GMC approved programme to obtain their CCT, (Certificate of Completion of Training) but can demonstrate that their specialist training, qualifications, and experience are equivalent to what is accepted for CCT in the UK, can apply to join the GMC Specialist Register via the CESR pathway.  

What’s the Emergency Medicine CESR Conference about?

The CESR Conference is aimed at those who intend or are in the process of submitting a CESR application for entry onto the Specialist Register. 

The event will include an overview of the process, evidence requirements by the GMC and Royal Colleges and stories from those who have been through the process.

Our registered doctors will be running two very successful training programmes in their Emergency Department at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The following training programmes will be discussed at the CESR conference:

  • CESR
  • HIEM - Hybrid International Emergency Medicine training programme

The main speakers at the event will be Dr. Aftab Junjua and Dr. Naushad Khan, who will be introducing and discussing CESR, HIEM and Skill training in Emergency Medicine STEM Simulation.

For the last 12 years, Dr. Junjua has been employed as an ED consultant by Doncaster Royal Infirmary and he is the deputy director of the SECR training program.

Dr. Naushad is another ED consultant at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and the program director for the HIEM training program.

Dr. Junjua and Dr. Khan currently have 20 trainees they are helping with the CESR application process.  So far, they have supported a number of consultants trained through CESR and they are in the process of summitting more applications to the GMC this year.

This program is being run under the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and includes the trainees first and final years of training, in their home country and in the UK, either at Doncaster ED or in an ED of their partner Trust in the UK.

Dr. Junjua and Dr. Khan will be explaining why their CESR program is so successful. The conference will be a great place for networking and learning about the activities happening in their Emergency Department, as well as learning about their teaching and training opportunities.

Additionally, you will also get the opportunity to join their teaching activities (which are being run remotely), our doctors currently run 3-hour teaching sessions regularly, which include simulation training and ultrasound training.

When is the conference?

The conference starts at 9:00am - 16:00pm and will be taking place on the 21st October 2021 at Rossington Hall, a beautiful traditional Victorian stately home in South Yorkshire.


Rossington Hall, Great N Rd, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0HR

View address on Google Maps here.

A selection of refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the day, so come along and find out more information on how you can join the program.

I think the biggest advantage is that the conference is organised by the CESR trainee and trainers for CESR trainees. All our trainers are either SECR trained consultants or are senior CESR trainees.

Dr. Junjua

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