Special Interest Area
During stage 3 of the Anaesthetics Curriculum, 12 months (whole time equivalent) of training must be undertaken in one or more areas of special interest. This allows the anaesthetist in training to develop knowledge and skills to enable them to gain the capabilities required to be an independent practitioner. It also prepares them for specialised areas of anaesthetic practice that they may want to pursue as a consultant or in preparation for additional training opportunities that might be undertaken in a more specialised area of anaesthetics practice after gaining CCT. Please follow the RCoA 2021 SIA link for the currently available information.
Welsh School of Anaesthesia SIA Application Process
Trainees will be invited to attend the Stage 3 & SIA training day in July of their ST5 year. They will be provided with SIA application forms following attendance at this day. The application window is from July-August and trainees will be informed of their ST6/7 rotations by the end of October.
Stage 3 & SIA Training Day
The Welsh School of Anaesthesia hold an annual Stage 3 & Special Interest Area (SIA) training day. The next Stage 3 training day will be Tuesday July 4th 2023 held at Grange University Hospital. Trainees will be invited (via email) to attend this event if and when you are eligible to apply for your SIA modules. If you would like more information about this, please email your TPD Libby Duff email@example.com.