b'IntroductionPostgraduate Specialist Training is a core function ofScope of Practice in Irelandthe College. The College is the only training body in Ireland that delivers Postgraduate Specialist TrainingAnaesthesiologists in Ireland require a wide range of in Anaesthesiology and is accredited by the Medicalskills to cover the practice of anaesthesiology in differing Council of Ireland (Medical Council) in order to carryclinical environments, ranging from Model 2 hospitals out this role. Specialist training for a Certificate offor, e.g. ambulatory anaesthesia, Model 3 hospitals Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST)with, e.g. general experience of obstetric, paediatric in Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Painor intensive care medicine, to Model 4 hospitals with Medicine, is a minimum six year programme. Thesub-specialisation in, e.g. anaesthesia for cardiac or programme is operated and regulated by the Collegeneurosurgery. The minimum six years of Anaesthesiology under the aegis of the Medical Council.training is based in hospitals nationwide which are The Specialist Anaesthesiology Training (SAT)accredited by the College for specialist training. Training programme develops internationally recognisedis structured to maximise opportunities for learning anaesthesiologists with specialist clinical knowledge,and to provide a broad range of experience in different technical and communication skills and a focus ontypes of hospitals and in different sub-specialties in patient safety and care. Training is structured to maximiseAnaesthesiology.opportunities for learning and to provide a broad rangeThe Medical Council of Ireland requires professional of experience in different types of hospitals and variousbehaviour and attitudes from all medical practitioners.As sub-specialties in anaesthesia. Training comprises asuch this has been highlighted in the curriculum as an combination of practical experience, clinical learning,essential development to achieve throughout the training theoretical learning, learning in non-clinical areas,process.individual study and mandatory elements including simulation and educational courses. There are two compulsory examinations, the Membership andAims of the CurriculumFellowship, which must be completed within specifiedThe aims of the Curriculum are to define the learning timelines. In addition, as a trainee progresses throughoutcomes, teaching and assessments for a specialist their training, they will be assessed and will be required toanaesthesiologist trainee. More specifically, it aims to:record their clinical practice and academic activity using on-line tools, e.g. logbooks, training diary. ProgressionProvide clear requirements for each core and through the minimum six year programme will dependspecialised unit of training, highlight the knowledge, upon achieving certain milestones and competencies.skills and attitudes required to practice as a specialist These will be reviewed through formal CAI interviewsanaesthesiologist;arranged by the Directors of Post Graduate Training andGuide Tutors and Fellows involved in training on Education (Director/s). Completion of training will besuitable learning experiences for trainees; subject to a formal Progression Exit Review, which will lead to the granting of a CSCST. Encourage trainees to seek self-directed learning opportunities to complete core and specialist units;Outline how each learning outcome is assessed throughout the training programme;Encourage regular feedback between the trainee and consultants through formative workplace based assessments (WBA/s);Provide consistency and standardisation across different training sites;Enable comparison with international training programmes to ensure equivalency of training, experience and assessment.Curriculum for the National Specialist Anaesthesiology Training Programme 3'