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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:


Final FRCA Written Crammer course 

Held:  January & July

Advanced Trianees – There are four intensive revision days on the 6 core essential units along with general duties and basic science held in January and July each year.     The School ask the Advanced Trainees in our region to run these sessions, which fulfils part of the management skill and teaching requirement for their advanced module and enhances their CV in their chosen field of ATM.  

Further information email:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk


Final FRCA Written MCQ day

Held:  February & August

Advanced Trainees – We ask for volunteers to contribute to our question bank.  If you are interested we would ask you to write a short answer question, a single best answer question, and mark sheet related to your current area of advanced training.  This would contribute to your educational role and we will of course provide you with a letter of thanks to provide portfolio evidence for ARCP and contribute to completion of domain 6 in the advanced curriculum.

Further information:   Katherine.Roberts@nuth.nhs.uk


Final FRCA VIVA day

Held:   June & November

Each candidate will complete at least a full clinical viva and two science viva’s under exam conditions.  We ask trainees who have recently passed the Final Exam to return as examiners and use the questions they were asked in their exam.  Therefore anyone who is Post FRCA is welcome to come and examine.  Feedback and a certificate for your portfolio will be provided. 

Further information email:   Barbara.Sladdin@nuth.nhs.uk