Opportunities for Anaesthetists in Training

The College encourages Anaesthetists in Training to undertake placements within programmes where there is evidence of high quality teaching, training and/or raising standards.

The College is keen to support anaesthetists and Anaesthetists in Training undertaking out-of-programme posts in low and middle-income countries. The CCT programme has an ‘Anaesthesia in developing countries’ unit of training that can be completed whilst undertaking a placement overseas as an OOPT if it can be demonstrated that the learning outcomes will meet the curriculum requirements.  Those wishing to undertake an OOPT will need to apply to the Training Committee in the usual way.

We have a robust process in place to ensure that we only support posts of high quality and we allocate an experienced Remote Educational Supervisor (RES) in the UK to advise each individual doctor throughout their fellowship.

Working in Zambia has been a wonderful cross cultural learning opportunity. It offers ample exposure to develop teaching skills and anaesthetise challenging clinical cases

Dr Lowri Bowen
ST7, 2014


The Following placements are open for applications from anaesthetists in training:

Zambia Anaesthesia Development Program (ZADP) Fellow posts 

These posts will be for both in-country and remote placements.  Remote fellows can volunteer form home, and in-country fellows volunteer in Zambia.  Applicants should have completed at least two years of anaesthesia training and the Primary FRCA (or equivalent exam.

Remote fellows support Zambian anaesthesia trainees through a remote teaching programme, exam preparation, and through research and QI mentorship.  Remote fellowships can be completed on a full-time or less-than-full-time basis.

In-country fellows predominantly support training in the operating theatre, through simulation, exam support and mentorship with time built in for both clinical and non-clinical activities. 

The Zambia Anaesthesia Development Program (ZADP) is an international partnership which has been operating since 2012, supporting anaesthesia development in Zambia through training support, quality improvement and research.  

The deadline for applications is the 4th September 2022.

For further information, please visit gadpartnerships.com/get-involved or contact infogadp@gmail.com 


Global Anaesthesia Fellow - Ethiopia Anaesthesia Development Project (EADP)

EADP provides educational and clinical support to the anaesthesia training program at Addis Ababa University. The Fellowship will allow you to strengthen and develop the existing training program by providing clinical and classroom teaching. To also help co-ordinate an international volunteer faculty and support the local department. Please click here for more information and how to apply.


If you have any queries or require further information please contact us via global@rcoa.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)207 092 1559