OLA Subcommittee Member with Romanian Mother Tongue


The ESA is seeking to recruit a new member with Romanian as mother tongue for the On-Line Assessment Subcommittee. The OLA Subcommittee is responsible for the practical organisation and development of the On-Line Assessment (OLA) taking place every year in April, as well as the management of the OLA Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) data bank.  

The new OLA Subcommittee Member will have full voting rights in this Subcommittee and his/her main duties will be the following: 

  • Create and review Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) covering basic sciences and clinical subjects annually. 
  • Translate 120 OLA MCQs to Romanian yearly using a dedicated software platform and possibly other documents such as regulations, policies or promotional material.
  • Support the EDAIC Part I translation by reviewing 120 EDAIC Part I MCQs to Romanian yearly
  • Travel to attend meetings including the OLA Subcommittee Meetings taking place twice a year in May/June at the Euroanaesthesia Congress and in October (can clash with ASA meetings). 
  • Support the development of the On-Line Assessment as well as its recognition. 
  • Assist with the organisation of the assessment when required. 
  • Liaise with the OLA Subcommittee Chair and Members regarding strategic and specific decisions. 
  • Participate in the selection process of new OLA Subcommittee Members.
  • Undertake other tasks requested by the OLA Subcommittee Chair on an ad-hoc basis. 


The candidate must have the following profile:

  • Must be a ESA Active Member.
  • Must be a consultant (i.e. not in training; retired anaesthetists cannot apply).
  • Must be in clinical practice (i.e. not working for research only).
  • Practising anaesthesia in a hospital with trainee anaesthetists. 
  • Must have Romanian as mother tongue, and a good command of English. 
  • Must have experience with teaching and educational activities. 
  • Must have examination-related experience and specific involvement in OLA centres. 
  • Should have support from national authorities (e.g. from University, National Society, Ministry of Health etc.).


The new member of the OLA Subcommittee will be elected for a term of 3 years, renewable annually up to 8 years and officially beginning on 1 January 2020. OLA Subcommittee Members must resign from the Committee 1 year after retiring from active work.  


Travel, accommodation and other necessary expenses incurred to attend meetings or assessments are covered by the ESA as per the ESA Expense Reimbursement Policy. 


Please send: 

(1) the completed application form (LINK)

(2) a Curriculum Vitae written in English language and of maximum 3 pages

(3) a picture (300dpi) 

(4) if possible, one or more recommendation letters written in English issued and signed by the National Authorities supporting your application; these letters should be addressed to the Examinations Committee Chair (Dr Andrey Varvinskiy).

Please send your application to the following addresses: before 31 January 2020 (please do not send e-mails heavier than 5MB). Complete applications will be reviewed by the Examinations and Nominations Committees and the outcome will be communicated at the earliest. All OLA Subcommittee Members will need to declare their conflict of interest on a yearly basis for the whole duration of their term of office. This declaration may have to be published on the ESA website.


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