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Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care. 2018 Apr;25(1):37-42. doi: 10.21454/rjaic.7518.251.prp.

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

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


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.


anaesthesiology/education; internship and residency; surveys and questionnaires

Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest Liana Valeanu, Mihai Stefan, Michela Rauseo and Bernardo Matias were members of the European Society of Anaesthesiology Trainee Committee (ESATC) between 2015–2016. Bernardo Matias is currently the Chair of the ESATC. Diogo Sobreira Fernandes was Chair of the ESATC between 2015–2017. Serban Bubenek is currently the Romanian representative in the National Anaesthesiologists Societies’ Committee (NASC) of the ESA and is President-elect of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. Daniela Filipescu was President of the ESA between 2014–2015.

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