On appointment to a ST3 post please complete a registration form and send it to the membership department at the RCoA. Registration with the College is a GMC requirement. Anaesthetic training is not a run through training programme, and because doctors receive an outcome 6 after they successfully complete core training, they must re-register when they secure an ST3 post.
All trainees should be allocated an educational supervisor, usually by the College Tutor. Trainees should meet with their educational supervisor at the start of their placement and at three monthly intervals thereafter. A record of discussions should be kept by the educational supervisor.
At the end of the first year and annually thereafter trainees will attend an annual review of competence progression (ARCP). Trainees should aim to meet with the Programme Director to discuss career plans at suitable intervals throughout training.
During this two year period the following modules must be completed:
Key Modules – ICM, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Neuroanaesthesia, Cardiothoracic, Pain
General modules – Gen/Urol/Gynae, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Regional, Day surgery, Vascular, ENT
Training will normally consist of 1 year at either Heartlands/Solihull (BHH) or University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) and two 6 month placements at one of George Elliot Hospital Nuneaton (GEH), Warwick (War), Alexandra Hospital Redditch (Redd), Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield (GHH).
The neuro module will be at UHCW or UHB (for trainees not going to UHCW). Paediatric training and UHB neuro will take place at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) usually as a secondment from one of the district general hospitals.
In order to progress to higher training a trainee must have completed all the essential units of training and pass the FRCA Final examination to progress to higher anaesthetic training at which point an Intermediate Level Training Certificate (ILTC) will be issued.
If you need to defer intermediate units to higher training, or if you are moving to higher training before passing the final FRCA, please discuss this with your supervisor as an Intermediate Level Progress Report (ILPR) should be submitted instead of an ILTC. The deferred units or exam must be completed in the first 6 months of higher training i.e. ST5