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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:


Post FRCA Fellowship Teaching

The NSAICM has Post FRCA Fellowship teaching for Specialist Trainees who have become Fellows of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.   These days are organised by Senior Trainees in conjunction with the NSAICM trainee committee, which provides an opportunity to gain evidence to support completion of management and educational competencies in advance modules and also for reference in applying for future consultant posts.

There are 5 teaching days held at various locations throughout the deanery.   Their aim is to provide Post-final FRCA trainees with teaching from clinical experts about key ‘core’ topics in the Higher/Advance syllabus, whilst also covering more unique areas of the curriculum, in which gaining experience in everyday practice may be more difficult.  

These training days also facilitate associating with other post-fellowship trainees- which is vital to building relationships and sharing ideas to successfully navigate the final stages of Anaesthetic training.

Whilst these sessions are formal, they are also sociable and are delivered with an acknowledgment of the senior nature of trainees in attendance.  These events are free to attend and trainees should be allocated to this automatically.  However, sometimes with lots going on in departments this can be accidentally overlooked.   An informal request with the rota-maker is always good as a reminder. 

Iain Walker

Senior Anaesthetic Trainee