Who is the anaesthetist? | Association of Anaesthetists

Who is the anaesthetist?

Please note that these guidelines are currently under review and will be updated in due course


This guide is designed for medical students and foundation doctors who are considering a career in anaesthesia. Historically, junior doctors were able to spend several years sampling different specialties before making their career choices but this is now increasingly difficult. Foundation doctors have to make tough decisions about their future careers, sometimes with limited knowledge and experience of the possibilities.

The guide includes advice on:

  • Operating theatre work
  • Anaesthetic sub-specialities
  • Academia and research
  • Training and exams
  • Less than full time training (LTFT)