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: 14 October 2021 | 09:30 - 15:15

Location: Online, Zoom

Availability: Places available

Places for the group Q&A sessions with current anaesthetic trainees are now full. You may book onto the event for access to the lectures in the morning and the afternoon, however you will not be able to attend the Q&A sessions from 11:10-13:25. If you would like to book for the lectures, please use the discount code CAREER10 at the checkout for 10% off the price of the event.

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 consultant anaesthetist. 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"

09:00-09:05 Welcome Faculty
09:05-09:15 Introduction Dr Fiona Donald, RCoA President-elect
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 Sub-specialties Dr Paul Crowest
11:00-11:10 BREAK  


  Small group Q&A session with current anaesthetic trainees
11:10-11:15 Split group A into breakout rooms
11:15-11:50 Group A Q&A
11:50-12:05 BREAK
12:05-12:10 Split group B into breakout rooms
12:10-12:45 Group B Q&A
12:45-12:55 BREAK
12:55-13:00 Split group C into breakout rooms
13:00-13:35 Group C Q&A
13:35-13:45 BREAK


13:45-14:15 Recruitment and application process

Dr Caroline Evans

James Hughes (HEE)

14:15-14:45 MRSA exam Dr Libby Beckett
14:45-15:10 Q&A recruitment, applications & exams

Dr Caroline Evans

Dr Ted Rees

James Hughes (HEE)

15:10-15:40 Interview Dr Gabrielle McGrath
15:40-15:55 Future of anaesthesia Dr Chris Carey
15:55 CLOSE  



Career pricing 2021