Detailed below are some of the excellent opportunities that exist for anaesthetic trainees to gain experience of teaching on a variety of local courses and schemes.

Transport of the Critically Ill

This dynamic course equips trainees with the confidence and knowledge to prepare and transfer a patient in a variety of situations both within the hospital and between hospitals. Faculty members gain experience in a variety of teaching strategies including lectures, workshops, tutorials and simulators.

For further information please visit the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre

Severn Airway Training Society

The Severn Airway Training Society was established by anaesthetic trainees to improve airway skills training in the form of the hugely successful DART (Difficult Airway Rescue Techniques) and AFOI (Awake Fibreoptic Intubation) courses.

Back to School Scheme

This novel and exciting venture, organised by anaesthetic trainees, involves various healthcare professionals visiting local secondary schools. This interactive scheme encourages 11-18 yr olds to appreciate how principles learned in the science classroom are important in the hospital workplace. In addition the scheme assists the University Hospital Bristol and North Bristol Trust’s aim to engage the local community and promote jobs in healthcare as possible career opportunities for aspiring schoolchildren.


MEPA is a national course for anaesthetic STs during their paediatric module, teaching management strategies for paediatric anaesthetic emergencies. This one day simulation course offers both practical and theoretical training using high fidelity simulation.