Hospital Accredition / Reacctedition

CANECSA Training is conducted in authorized training positions. You may find a current list of hospitals that are authorized to offer CANECSA training here.

Becoming a CANECSA Accredited Training Post

First and foremost, this is a chance to help increase the number of anesthesiologists in East, Central, and Southern Africa. The CANECSA seal of approval is a symbol of excellence that could draw motivated medical school graduates to your institution. Additionally, accreditation for CANECSA training offers medical professionals working in your hospital a way to specialize without having to travel elsewhere for additional training.

Accreditation Procedures for CANECSA Hospital Training Sites
  • Applicant Training Hospitals Complete

    The “Assessment Form for Accreditation of Hospital Training Posts in CANECSA Anaesthesiology Training” and submit to

  • Receipt of the Application

    CANECSA will acknowledge receipt of the application which will be considered by the CANECSA Examination and Credentials Committee.

  • Accreditation Hospital Visitation

    An accreditation hospital visit will be arranged. The visiting team is usually comprised of two CANECSA Fellows from the country of the applicant hospital is based, and a CANECSA Fellow from another CANECSA member country.

Criteria for CANECSA Training Post Accreditation

These criteria are designed to ensure that all trainees have the necessary knowledge and skills. Read them thoroughly

Criteria 1

The posts must be in an Anaesthetic Department, under the charge of a Consultant Anaesthetist, who should have a commitment to training.

  • For year one basic training posts the hospital should have at least two anaesthetists, one of whom should have been in specialist practice for at least two years.
  • For senior training the rotational posts may be in single consultant units [eg Cardiac Anaesthesia] but only six months under a single consultant may be counted for training.
Criteria 2

There should be at least 200 major operations performed per year in the unit to which the post is attached, and there should be opportunity for the trainee to progress through surgical cases of increasing complexity.

Criteria 3

The post should involve a regular weekly commitment to case based discussion and the trainee should be able to manage both straight forward and complex cases under supervision.

Criteria 4

The Trainee should be responsible for taking emergency patients at least one ~ day per week and should be involved in the initial assessment, investigation and treatment of acute surgical problems.

Criteria 5

The post should involve a commitment to the care of seriously ill, high dependency patients, and training must be provided in the techniques of monitoring such patients.

Criteria 6

The senior posts should be in a hospital with Pathology, Bacteriology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Radiology services. Radiology services should be appropriate to the sub-specialty.

Criteria 7

There should be a Unit in the hospital responsible for the care of critically ill surgical, obstetric and medical patients.

Criteria 8

The anaesthetic Department should hold meetings at least monthly and with other Departments if possible such as Radiology, Surgery and Medicine.

Criteria 9

It would also be desirable to have educational activities such as grand rounds, journal dubs and tutorials. There should be a library with appropriate surgical texts.

Criteria 10

There must be a regular audit of morbidity and mortality, at least every three months, and the Trainee must be involved in some aspect of clinical outcome assessment.

Criteria 11

The College must be informed of any change in the hospital affecting the above criteria