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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:


There are opportunities around the region to get involved with teaching Medical students:


Royal Victoria Infirmary

I am the lead co-ordinator for undergraduate students in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the RVI. These are medical students from Newcastle University who include 4th year SSC (Special Study Component) students, elective students and final year HBP (Hospital Based Practice) students.

From January to May, we have final year students on the HBP course passing through the department spending 2 weeks in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. During these 2 week placements, students have 4 tutorials (2 at the RVI and 2 at the Freeman). These tutorials cover basic topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care geared towards preparing students for their Foundation year jobs. Topics include airway management, oxygen therapy, fluid management, monitoring, sepsis, pain management and preoperative assessment. Opportunities exist for trainees to deliver these tutorials at the RVI on Thursday mornings from 9 am -12noon during the HBP course. All the tutorials come with ready-to-go Powerpoint presentations, handouts, teaching props and feedback forms. There is a whiteboard / flipchart in the seminar room to facilitate more interactive sessions and allow for the session to run in your own style. I will collate your feedback in a report and provide you with a CPD certificate for your portfolio.

The medical school often require volunteer examiners, which can include in-course MOSLER assessments, examining for the 3rd year OSCE and the final MOSLER in June. To be part of this, additional training is required but can be arranged with sufficient notice.

If you are keen to be involved in any of these opportunities please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Dr Sachin Rastogi

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management