Anaesthetics training in the United States

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.332 (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:332
  1. Geoffrey N Morris
  1. Assistant professor in anaesthesiology University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA

    EDITOR,--In response to the report of the chief medical officer's working group,1 the Royal College of Anaesthetists published plans for a new structured training programme for the specialty.2 It will take six years to train as an anaesthetist. I am caught up in both the old and the new systems. I spent two years as a senior house officer and three as a registrar. I am currently employed for 18 months in the United States, in a teaching and research post. On my return I will have to complete a further two years as a senior registrar (the new …

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