Dr Fiona Pearson: OAA Trainee Rep

Dr Fiona Pearson was elected in May 2019 as the Trainee Representative on the OAA Executive Committee.

"Welcome to the trainee section of the OAA website. I am Fiona Pearson, a trainee in the Northern School of Anaesthesia and ICM. In addition to representing trainee members of the OAA at executive committee meetings, my role also involves helping to organise competitions and events throughout the year. I am keen to help my colleagues have access to the information and advice they need to get the most out of their obstetric anaesthesia training. I hope to add more educational resources to the trainee hub in the coming months. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries, suggestions for the website or anything you would like me to discuss at the next committee meeting."

Role of the Trainee Representative

To offer a trainee's perspective on the many issues covered at the Committee meetings and to bring to the attention of the Committee any issues that trainees would like to see addressed. These meetings currently occur three times a year. The trainee rep is also invited to attend relevant subcommittee meetings. It is a two year tenure (though reduced to one year if you become a consultant whilst in post) and you should have an active interest in obstetric anaesthesia.

How to become the next trainee rep

Firstly, you must be a member of the OAA, then you must find a proposer and a seconder who are also members of the OAA. Then you need to produce an election statement and photo. Voting occurs on-line and the result will be announced at the AGM.

Trainee FAQs


View links for all fellowships in the obstetric anaesthesia

View grants in the obstetric anaesthesia

View membership in the obstetric anaesthesia


The Royal College of Anaesthetists 2010 curriculum was launched in August 2010. The College expects that basic training in obstetric anaesthesia should be delivered in a block of a minimum of twenty supervised clinical sessions. Trainees are expected to complete a formal assessment of competence in obstetric anaesthesia before commencing obstetric anaesthesia on call, as evidenced by completion of the IACOA Certificate.

Exam Resources

RCOA Audit Recipes

Visit link for Obstetric Audit Recipes.

Life Saving Skills & Drills Courses

The following link will take you to a compilation of multidisciplinary courses that might be of interest to trainees who want to further develop specialist skills or for those trainees wanting to further develop the obstetric anaesthetic subspecialty section of their CV.

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