– by Noluthando Makhaza
The UKZN Department of Anaesthetics recently held its Annual Clinical Programme which has run for over 30 years. This programme is presented annually at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban and is aimed at registrars in anaesthesia preparing for their final FCA examinations. Delegates from all over the country travelled to Durban to benefit from the guidance and teaching of experienced local, external and CMSA examiners.
This year the programme was attended by approximately 30 candidates from Wits University, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria and Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (DGMAH). The five day programme was extremely intense as it incorporated lectures, practical workshops, clinical case presentations and mock oral examinations.
Candidates were divided into six groups whereby each candidate presented a clinical case in the morning. During the afternoon, delegates would take part in mock oral examinations, where each candidate was exposed to a variety of examiners. The examiners pool was made up of national and local anaesthesiologists, and included private anaesthesiologists and specialists from other disciplines.
The UKZN Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care take pride in annually delivering this programme that is widely accepted to be of the highest quality.