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3rdJuly 2019   Dr Brian Kinirons, President of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, has the following message for Trainees and Fellows following the publication of the Medical Council survey 'Your Training Counts’. Today, the Medical Council published some of the findings of its survey of trainee doctors in Ireland, Your Training Counts (YTC) which sought the experiences of doctors in all training bodies in Ireland in 2017. The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland actively encouraged doctors enrolled on our SAT training programme to participate in this survey which was based on

Free event – Friday 7th June 2019 No 6, Kildare Street, RCPI 10.00 am – 3.00 pm The Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies and the HSE-NDTP invite all Postgraduate Medical Trainees in Ireland to attend the first cross-speciality Postgraduate Medical Trainee Convention: Specialist Medical Training – “An Insider Guide”. It is a great opportunity to meet with Trainees from other Specialist Training Programmes in Ireland and to hear from experienced senior colleagues and leaders in medicine through storytelling, music and humour. Some of the speakers on the day will include: Professor

The Lead Anaesthesiology Trainee (LAT) role is one which is seen by the CAI as a professional development role. It is an opportunity for the trainee to develop leadership skills and experience, as well as being a vital aspect of the communication link between the trainees and the CAI, and vice versa.  LATs are also expected to encourage open and honest feedback from Trainees on their training experiences and it is an ideal opportunity to take up a formal role in the College and put your management skills into action. LATs

Pre-Hospital Care    On 18th September 2015 the Anaesthesia Training Agreement was adapted to allow SATs to participate in Pre-Hospital Care (PHC).  This is the end result of 3 years work on the part of the CAT committee and other interested parties.  The Working Group on Pre-Hospital Care was established in 2014 on recommendation of the Training Committee to investigate and prepare guidelines for trainees who were interested in participating in PHC.  Following a number of meetings of the Working Group, guidelines for PHC and suggested wording for

Exam Resources    Welcome to our exams section. Here we have compiled a number of resources trainees have found useful for the MCAI, FCAI and a number of optional exams that you may sit during training. We hope this helps a little with your initial preparation for exams!   MCAI   Books Pharamacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care - Peck, Hill **Essential** Basic Physics and Measurement - Kenny Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment - Al-Shaikh **Essential** Respiratory Physiology - West The Objective Structured Clinical Examination in

LAT Network    Want to improve the welfare of your fellow trainees?   Looking to gain leadership skills?   If YES, then you are a potential LAT!    The main focus of CAT is to promote the welfare of anaesthesia trainees in Ireland, by representing trainee interests at a College level. To aid us in this effort, CAT established the Lead Anaesthetic Trainee (LAT) initiative in January 2015. It is modelled upon the Trainee Network Leads scheme utilized by the AAGBI’s GAT. We aim to have a LAT

Fellowship Network    What is it? The fellowship network is an online resource for anaesthesia trainess in their final years of training who are considering applyign for a specialty fellowship abroad following completion of formal training in Ireland.    Often the best people to talk to about a particular fellowship are those who have recently undertaken that fellowship themselves. They will be able to give advice on what to expect from working and living in a foreign city and what to expect to get out of a particular