Medical education

Those who can do, teach

Anaesthesia is heavily involved in multiple methods of medical education, including simulation, day to day clinical teaching, basic science, equipment, and mentorship. Here are some interesting resources to look through for those who are interested in medical education.


OxSTaR are the Oxford simulation and training group. They run courses for simulation mentors and also other anaesthetic specific simulation courses.

Resus council UK offer a number of courses and their model is to recruit trainers from excellent candidates in their courses. If you are attending an RCUK course, do volunteer your interest in becoming an instructor to your mentor so you can be considered.


The RCoA hosts the Anaesthetists as educators programme which has a series of courses that can lead to membership at the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). Read more about AoME membership and the college links here.

There are some other programmes for postgraduate qualifications in medical education, one of the most popular being the one run by the Royal College of Physicians in London, but there are many more.


How to build a great relationship with a mentor? (Harvard Business Review)

Why mentoring matters? (Harvard Business Review)

Goal setting (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Asking for a favour (Harvard Business review)

Why feedback rarely does what it’s meant to (Harvard Business Review)

What good feedback really looks like (Harvard Business Review)