Educational Opportunities

There are a variety of educational opportunities within the school for trainees to get involved with. Primarily, the school boasts a host of educational fellowships, including medical simulation, which can be seen here

We are keen to constantly involve trainees in an educational role to help support Undergraduate, Primary, Fellowship and Post-Fellowship Teaching. We provide certificates for all educational activities.

Undergraduate Teaching

BLSA is affiliated with Barts and the London School of Medicine, amongst others, and welcomes medical students from varying stages for their anaesthetic attachment. If you are interested in supporting their training in an educational role then please contact either Dr Duncan Mitchell or Dr Heike Bojahr.

Primary Teaching

BLSA hosts a fortnightly primary teaching programme which can be viewed here. If you are post-primary and are interested in hosting tutorial sessions then please contact either Dr Mira Razzaque or Dr Mevan Gooneratne. Alternatively, if you wish to be involved with Viva / OSCE practice then please contact Dr Rebecca Mines.

Fellowship Teaching

Although this teaching programme is already very much formalised, we still welcome trainee input for running VIVA and OSCE days as well as other exam centric projects. If you are interested then please contact Dr James Noblet.

Post-FRCA Teaching

We are always keen for trainees to lead the organisation of the post FRCA North Thames teaching days. There are 10 teaching days a year involving North Central, North West and BLSA trainees. If you have a specialist interest, for example obstetrics or regional anaesthesia, then please do not hesitate to contact Dr Omaima Glesa who is always happy to help supervise the organisation of theme orientated teaching days, inviting experts from around the country to deliver talks within their chosen field. Trainees should preferably be post fellowship themselves.


BLSA are very proud of their high fidelity simulation suites and their associated training programmes. The simulation teams welcome trainee input to run simulation scenarios and to provide learner debriefs - even if you are not one of the simulation fellows.


If you are interested in participating in the running of training days for medical students, foundation doctors and anaesthetists then please contact either Dr Chris Sadler for the Royal London site, Dr Gomy Kandasamy for Whipps Cross, Dr Haresh Mulchandani for Homerton and Professor John Kinnear for Southend simulation centres. They will all be able to direct you to the relevant simulation co-ordinator.

Local Projects

Each local education provider will run regular educational courses and activities for all health professionals. Please contact your local College Tutor who will be able to advise you with regards to any current educational project that you may be interested to partake in.