7.1.2018

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Anaesthesiology trainees and their needs: a Romanian perspective. Results from a European survey

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21454/rjaic.7518.251.prp

Liana Valeanu1,2, Mihai Stefan1, Diogo Sobreira Fernandes3, Michela Rauseo4, Bernardo Matias5, Cornelia Predoi1, Serban Bubenek1,2, Daniela Filipescu1,2

1 Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. C. C. Iliescu”, Bucharest, Romania
2 “Carol Davila” University for Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
3 Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo do Prof. Abel Salazar, Porto, Portugal
4 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
5 Department of Anaesthesiology, Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal

Abstract
Anaesthesiology training is going through continuous transformations worldwide. Recent data from a European Survey on anaesthesiology postgraduate trainees and their concerns have been published for the first time, following an initiative by the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Among the responders of this survey, 10.8% were represented by Romanian trainees. The main needs of the Romanian anaesthesiology trainees who completed the questionnaire were, in descending order educational contents/EDAIC, technical skills, exchange programmes, residency workload, residency costs and autonomy transition. Another observation coming from the analysed data is that Romanian anaesthesiologists in training are highly concerned and interested in the field of intensive care medicine. The results also pinpoint to the high costs associated with continuous medical education, leading to a high incentive for workforce migration.
Keywords: internship and residency, anaesthesiology/education, surveys and questionnaires