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Global Anaesthesia Mentoring Programme

The Global Mentoring Programme connects anaesthesiologists around the world. Helping to develop careers, share professional knowledge and build supportive networks. Mentorships are available in English, French and Spanish and were run for the first time in 2024.

Who can apply:

All anaesthesiologists who are affiliated, active or honorary members of a WFSA Member Society.

Application deadline:

Information will be posted here in mid 2025 about the next round of mentorships.

Benefits for the Mentee:

Early-career anaesthesiologists (medical residents or anaesthesiologists up to five years post-completion of their medical residency) are able to develop their knowledge, meet new people and expand their career prospects through this programme.

  • Advice: Confidential knowledge from an experienced anaesthesiologist, and guidance on career progression
  • Networking: Opportunity to meet new people and understand anaesthesia practices and services elsewhere
  • Governance: help with delivering quality improvement projects and governance, and assistance with problem solving

Benefits for the Mentor:

Anaesthesiologists with more than five years of specialist experience are able to share their knowledge, experiences, and expertise in specific fields (ie, clinical work, career development, or leadership).

  • Support WFSA: An opportunity to support our global anaesthesiology community
  • Using knowledge: to share expertise and experiences and help bridge the generational and/or global surgery gap
  • Make a difference: Help develop the next generation of anaesthesiology leaders by assisting in career development

All participants receive a Global Mentoring Programme certificate of participation following completion of a feedback form.

How are matches made?


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Mentoring Programme Working Group

We are grateful to the following for their leadership of this work: Professor Luiz Falcao, Dr Juliet Hull, Dr Carolina Haylock-Loor, Professor Christina Lundgren and Dr Mehdi Trifa.