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  • All day

    Date: Monday 11 June 2018

    Venue:   Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital

    Under exam conditions, trainees will complete at least a full Clinical & Science VIVA by using recent exam questions supplied by post FRCA trainees.

    Clinical long case

    Clinical short cases

    Science vivas – anatomy, pharmacology, physics and physiology.

    There is an expectation is that after success at the Final FRCA, trainees return as Examiners at least twice by way of payback.

    Course Directors:

    Dr Linda Waddilove, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital

    Dr Stephen Robb, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunderland Royal Hospital

    For further information, please email:  Barbara Sladdin

  • All day

    MEPA is a national course for Specialty Trainees in Anaesthesia, teaching management strategies for paediatric anaesthetic emergencies. MEPA is recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists.

    A one-day, small group simulation course, offering both practical and theoretical training using simulation. Provision is made for detailed scenario feedback and discussion in a supportive and constructive manner.

    This regional course is held throughout the year, at the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Simulation Centre based at the Freeman Hospital.

    Course date – Monday 25 June 2018

    Further Information:


Medical Students wishing to discuss a career in Anaesthesia, please contact:

Dr Chris Browell, NSAICM Trainee Committee – email address: cmbrowell@googlemail.com


Royal College of Anaesthetists

Considering a career in Anaesthesia.   If you are interested in a career in anaesthesia, pain medicine or intensive care, the College can support you into your career.

Membership for medical students and foundation year doctors is now open:


The Newcastle Society for Anaesthetics & Critical Care

Please follow the link to the Newcastle Medical Students website for those interested in a career in Anaesthesia & Critical Care  http://nsacc.co.uk

Other regional links:



Royal Victoria Infirmary

I am the undergraduate co-ordinator for Newcastle University medical students in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the RVI. I oversee all medical students who spend time in our department, which includes SSC students, Elective students and final year HBP (Hospital-based practice) students. Being a large teaching hospital and Major Trauma Centre we have a broad range of different experiences to offer our students. Students can gain exposure to paediatric, obstetric, trauma and regional anaesthesia as well as anaesthesia for complex orthopaedic, spinal, neuro and general surgery. We also have a well-established pre-assessment service, acute and chronic pain services and 3 critical care units on our site.

Dr Sachin Rastogi, Consultant Anaesthetist, RVI

For further information please contact:    Sachin.Rastogi@nuth.nhs.uk