Anaesthetics observership

Gustavo Saraiva talks about his observership placement at Guy's and St Thomas' Anaesthesia department as part of the Visiting Professional Programme for overseas visitors

Gustavo Saraiva, visiting professional

I’ve learned a lot of about anaesthesia and how different things can work in a different departments.

It’s quite nice because you know anaesthesia can be done in many different ways and then you have the experience to expand the way the people do it and having in touch with expert professionals even with great names here in UK it’s been really nice.

So in Brazil it’s quite short period of time training, it’s just three years, and then when I finished I was wondering what to do next.

I thought could be a nice opportunity to expand my knowledge and maybe learning more.

So then I decided to come to UK because I heard a lot of good stuff and they have a lot of publishing and studies, research here, so many things happening, and they have a really nice training programme.

So then I felt could be a nice opportunity to come.

I mean, I had one friend, close friend, she had done a programme here.

She quite strongly recommend me and she said good things and then I started my searching about these hospitals and this Trust and I found really good articles and recommendations in general.

[You] definitely should come it’s amazing experience everybody is really friendly.

I have been learning a lot since I arrived.

I mean, it’s the biggest and the most important experience in my whole professional career.

Oh maybe I should say life changing, expanding my knowledge and my skills and opportunity to learn about culture in general.