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I am committed and enthusiastic about helping others develop, progress and achieve their goals through education. I am currently studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and am lead faculty for the nation- ally recognised Mersey School of Anaesthesia Final FRCA Written and Aintree Difficult Airway Management courses. This provides me not only with experience in delivering educational materials but also challenges my skills and knowledge as an educator.
As trainee representative on the deanery Specialist Training and Education Committee for the past 5 years, I have vast experience in representing trainees educational needs to ensure these are delivered.
As the SEAUK trainee representative I will promote the many benefits the society offers such as the excellent annual conference, learning and teaching materials through various platforms and grants. I would like to draw on the expertise within the society to form a working party for clinical and human factors education through simulation.
I hope to develop partnerships with allied societies and establish international educational opportunities through initiatives such as the AAGBI SAFE courses; fostering lifelong learning both in the UK and overseas to improve global health through education.
After developing an early passion for teaching, I was elected as foundation programme education trainee representative. This role taught me the importance of postgraduate training evaluation and interspeciality sharing of teaching practices to improve learning opportunities for all.
Alongside core anaesthetic training I completed a postgraduate diploma in medical education; and in February 2018 finished a six-month post-FRCA teaching fellowship. The latter involved helping to run five anaesthetic exam-centered courses for national candidates and my responsibilities included resource development, interactive session teaching and candidate examination. Alongside the courses I conducted two education projects: exploring the influence of core training unit completion on primary FRCA OSCE scores and questioning the role of educat- ed guessing within written anaesthetic examinations.
Currently, I jointly organized our weekly departmental journal club, am teaching anaesthetic-themed simulation for acute care block medical students and will soon train as a Warwick Medical School undergraduate examiner.
With my genuine enthusiasm and practical experience in training and education I hope to have the opportunity to represent trainees within SEA (UK).
I am on the faculty for the well-renowned Mersey School of Anaesthesia Primary FRCA examination courses, which are attended by trainees from the UK and beyond. I am enthusiastic about education that focuses on quality improvement and patient safety. I helped to design, set up and deliver a successful teaching programme in ad- vanced difficult airway management for Operating Department Practitioners. I am currently working towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and am particularly interested in the themes of motivation and ‘making every moment count’ in order to maximise learning opportunities in the clinical environment.
I would feel privileged to take on the commitment of being the SEA(UK) Council Trainee Representative, to pro- mote lifelong learning for anaesthetists and the wider multidisciplinary team.
These experiences have led me to pursue an interest in medical education and I strongly advocate its importance in creating better doctors of the future and its subsequent positive impact on patient care.
Over the last 2 years I’ve been committed to improving medical education locally by designing and implementing several cycles of a Final FRCA Written Exam Course. We have demonstrated higher than national average pass rates and I have been able to present this work at the SEA(UK) ASM in Cardiff this year.
I regularly participate as faculty with formal training for medical school OSCE examinations as well as several other FRCA viva courses. I also co-ordinate bi-monthly Post-FRCA teaching and have recently attended the ex- cellent Anaesthetists as Educators courses.
I have represented my peers as Local Negotiating Committee Representative for the last 3 years and also as Trainee Network Lead for the AAGBI. I therefore believe I am well placed to represent my peers from an education and training perspective for SEA(UK).
Presently, I am involved in running our local post-FRCA teaching programme and find the challenge of developing a programme suitable for a wide sub-specialty interest really rewarding. I have also recently been involved in de- veloping a small group teaching programme for medical students doing an anaesthetics attachment. Both of these responsibilities have given me skills in organisation and the practicalities of arranging educational activities. I am keen to develop these skills further by being the SEA(UK) trainee representative. I hope that I would be able to both contribute to the council duties and encourage further trainee participation in society activities.
I am currently undertaking my PGCert in Postgraduate Medical Education and am developing my skills in using simulation as an educational tool. My other anaesthetic interest is obstetrics and I enjoy combining the two to be involved in teaching anaesthetic Core Trainees and midwives.
I would be honoured to be elected as the SEA(UK) trainee council member and be able to contribute to anaesthetic education on a National level.