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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:



What is mentoring?

There are many definitions, from the very brief ‘a learning relationship’, to ‘helping people to take charge of their own development, release their potential and achieve results that they value’ and ‘helping someone become better at helping themselves’.

What is NEMO?

The north east mentoring organisation is a local group of (mostly) anaesthetists including trainees and consultants. We have all been trained in mentoring and use mentors in our own work and lives

We are based in the north east, and aim to arrange mentoring sessions with someone who either lives or works close to you.

Feedback from mentoring sessions

‘Was a bit stuck and putting off making a decision. My mentor gave me a different way of thinking about the dilemma. I now feel confident I’ve done the right thing. Only wish I’d realised earlier – now I see why successful people use mentors’

‘Helped me guide my own path and work out an action plan on my own’

‘It has helped me pull together all my thoughts about a future career into one coherent plan’

‘I felt empowered to address the challenges I have, particularly by putting a time frame on it’

‘Helped me to decide what direction to take in my training and how I can work towards achieving goals set.’

For more information or to arrange a session:

Email: NEMOmentoring@gmail.com

Follow us on twitter: @NEMOmentoring

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