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Introduction to Intermediate Training

The NSAICM run ‘Introduction to Intermediate Training’ days for new ST3 trainees in our region, covering the six essential units.   The days are organised by Specialist Consultants around the Northern Region.   The course runs either in February-March or August-September and trainees will be invited to attend when they start their Intermediate Training.

The purpose of the course is to prepare trainees for the first days of their intermediate modules and help towards their preparation for the Final FRCA.

The course organisers will deliver some content relevant to the basic physiology and pharmacology principles relating to the Final Exam. There will be theoretical knowledge appropriate for the exam and practical clinical aspects to enable trainees to get the most out of their specialist blocks.   Each day is delivered in an interactive way using either: simulation, case studies, real life problems etc.

Six essential units covered include:

Course Directors:

Dr Keith Fordy, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sunderland Royal Hospital

Dr Lynne Waring, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Royal Victoria Infirmary

For further information, please email