ST 3 & 4 Intermediate Training

 

 

This is an intense period of training, lasting approximately 24 months, where trainees are expected to gain intermediate level competencies in all the units of training undertaken in Basic Level training, as well as in important new areas of clinical practice. These have been subdivided into seven ‘essential (key) units’ and three ‘optional units’.  On entering ST3 you commence your Intermediate Training which consists of gaining competencies in:

 

Essential (Key) Units

 

  • Neurosurgery

  • Cardiothoracic

  • General

-   Airway management

-  Critical incidents

-  Day Surgery

-  General, urological and gynaecological surgery

-  Head, neck, maxillofacial and dental surgery

-  Management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

-  Non-theatre

-  Orthopaedic surgery

-  Regional

-  Perioperative medicine

-  Sedation

-  Transfer medicine

-  Trauma and stabilisation

  • Intensive Care Medicine

  • Obstetrics

  • Paediatrics

  • Pain Medicine

 

Optional Units

 

  • Opthalmic

  • Plastics/Burns

  • Vascular

 

For each key unit of training it is necessary to do a minimum of 20 sessions, except for ICM which has to be a pure 3 month training block. The subdivisions of general duties do not require 20 sessions each, BUT YOU MUST have completed the minimum number of workplace based assessments prescribed under each subdivision as shown in the blueprint (BLSA checklist) at the bottom of the page.

 

A Completion of Unit of Training form is required for each of the intermediate key units of training AND for each of the general sub units of training (listed above).

 

 

What the School would consider ESSENTIAL for trainees by the end of their ST3 year and in preparation for ARCP:

 

  • Completion of some Key Units of Training

 

-   Minimum number of workplace based assessments

-   Completion of Unit of Training form for each unit of training

 

  • Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) Course

 

-  Certificate

 

  • MSF (to be completed on e-portfolio)

 

  • Audit

 

  • Interim Progress Report (IPR) - if relevant - one form to be completed at the end of each placement/ hospital / module.

 

  • Educational Supervisor’s Structured Report (ESSR) - to be completed once at the end of year to inform ARCP panel.

 

 

What the School would consider ESSENTIAL for trainees by the end of their ST4 year and in preparation for ARCP:

 

  • Completion of ALL Key Units of Training

 

-   Minimum number of workplace based assessments

-   Completion of Unit of Training form for each unit of training

 

  • Paediatric Refresher & Medical Simulation (PRAMS) Course

 

-   Certificate

 

  • MSF (to be completed on e-portfolio)

 

  • Audit

 

  • Interim Progress Report (IPR) - if relevant - one form to be completed at the end of each placement/ hospital / module.

 

  • Educational Supervisor’s Structured Report (ESSR) to be completed once at the end of year to inform ARCP panel.

 

  • Completion of Final Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA)

 

-   Confirmation letter

 

  • Intermediate Level Training (ILT) Certificate

 

 

What the School would consider DESIRABLE for trainees by the end of their ST4 year:

 

  • to have completed an ATLS course and a paediatric life support course

 

  • to have completed a Research Methodology Course (if not already completed)

 

  • to have presented at departmental level on various occasions

 

  • to present a poster or paper at a meeting

 

 

Please click here to view the BLSA checklist for the requirements to achieve Intermediate Competencies in Anaesthesia

 

 

 

 

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