Stage 3 Teaching
Following from the evolution of ICM training into three stages, the South Thames region decided to divide the teaching of trainees into those within stages 1 and 2 and those who had progressed to stage 3.
The post-FFICM teaching programme is organised once per month, currently located in the main teaching hospital; the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. All stage 3 trainees have protected time to attend teaching.
The new programme designed for 2019 will move this teaching around every major hospital within the region, drawing on the specialist areas of interest of the consultant body within each centre. The programme is delivered by experts in the field and is specifically designed to prepare the advanced trainees for life as a consultant with topics of interest to a newly qualified intensivist; ethics, management and governance, updates in neuro/cardiac/paediatric intensive care, all feature over the 12 month programme.
Within the stage 3 teaching the advanced trainees are encouraged to contribute and the day is interactive and as pragmatic as possible to facilitate the learning needs that such experienced registrars require.