A career in anaesthesia

This online event is aimed at medical students and foundation year doctors, and will provide practical advice about pursuing a career in anaesthesia.

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Key details

Date: 5 October 2022 | 09:30 - 15:15

Location: Online, Zoom

Availability: Places available

Are you a medical student or foundation year doctor and considering a career in anaesthesia? The RCoA is holding a half-day information session for those who want to find out more about the specialty. This day will focus on the general aspects of a career in anaesthesia, providing an insight into life as a trainee and then on into SAS Doctor or Consultant roles. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the day.

Sessions will include

  • life as an anaesthetic trainee
  • how to prepare for your interview
  • recruitment and application processes
  • the future of anaesthesia and the skills required

Certificates of attendance will be issued for this event. This event will be recorded and made available for registrants to watch back for one month afterwards.

Delegate feedback from previous events:

"Impressive clear and interesting speakers for all talks. Valuable information given and delivered effectively and engagingly."

"Really good opportunity to hear about the specialty and the interview process from people who really know what they are talking about i.e are on the interview panels!"

"Invaluable for anyone thinking of a career in anaesthesia"

09:00-09:10 Introduction Dr Emma Finlay, Dr sarah Crabtree, Dr Eleanor De Sauzmarez
09:10-09:15 Welcome Dr Fiona Donald, RCoA President
09:15-09:30 Life as an anaesthetic trainee Dr Catherine Bernard
09:30-09:50 The training programme and support Dr Ted Rees
09:50-10:00 Break
10:00-10:20 Intensive care medicine Dr Peter Anderson
10:20-10:40 Pre-hospital medicine/ACCS Dr Nicky White
10:40-11:00 Break




Small group Q&A session with current anaesthetic trainees

11:00 - Split group A into breakout rooms

11:05 - Group A Q&A

11:40 - Break

12:00 - Split group B into breakout rooms

12:05 - Group B Q&A

12:40 - Split group C into breakout rooms

12:45 - Group C Q&A

13:20-13:30 Break
13:30-14:00 Recruitment and application process

Dr Caroline Evans

James Hughes, HEE (TBC)

14:00-14:30 MRSA exam Dr Libby Beckett
14:30-15:00 Q&A recruitment, applications and exams

Dr Caroline Evans

Dr Ted Rees

15:00-15:30 Interview Dr Gabrielle McGrath
15:30-15:50 Equality, diversity and inclusion Russell Ampofo, RCoA Head of Training and Exams
15:50-16:00 Future of anaesthesia Dr Chris Carey
16:00 Close



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