The Skills Training for Anaesthetic Residents (STAR) course is designed for junior anaesthetic trainees and residents entering the anaesthetic training program.

The full-day course covers a range of technical and non-technical skills, working to bridge the knowledge gap, as well as develop skills in crisis management, leadership and team management.

Participants will work in small groups, rotating through stations including airway management, advanced life support, 'can't intubate, can't oxygenate' (CICO), case-based discussions and high fidelity, high technology simulations.

About the course

STAR runs in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane (TBC) usually once or twice per year in each location. It is a full-day, fully catered course with a high faculty-to-participant ratio.

Participants work in small groups, rotating through 90-minute stations including airway management, advanced life support, can't intubate, can't oxygenate, case-based discussions and high fidelity, high technology simulations.

The course covers:

  • Airway management
  • Planning for intubation and extubation
  • Anaesthetic assessment
  • Advanced life support and management of anaesthetic crises
  • Initial management of intra-operative deterioration
  • Professional practice

Faculty include experienced anaesthetists and anaesthetic trainees who are enthusiastic about teaching and supporting the professional development of junior clinicians.

Sample schedule for the day

7.45am – Register and change into scrubs

8.00am – Introduction

9.00am – Session 1

10.30am – Break

10.45am – Session 2

12.15pm – Break

1.00pm – Session 3

2.30pm – Break

2.45pm – Session 4

4.30pm – Interview preparation and course feedback

5.00pm – Participants finish

Frequently asked questions

What’s the best time in my training to do STAR?
I don’t have a critical care job – can I still do STAR?
I missed out on registering. How can I register for the next one?
How can I find out dates for future STAR courses? Can I go on the waitlist for the next course?
I’m working nights before the course. Does it definitely start on time?
I’ve registered for an interstate course but I’m not sure I can travel. Can I get a refund?
My course has been cancelled by the centre. What happens to my registration?
I want to transfer my registration to a later course. How can I do this?
Can you write me a reference/look over my CV/give me interview practice/mentor me once the course is finished?

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