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The department is actively involved in teaching at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, and also for other specialist personnel.
Each year the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management offers up to eleven senior registrar/fellow positions in paediatric anaesthesia. These positions are either 6 or 12 month duration and commence in February or August. They are suitable for anaesthetists with previous paediatric anaesthesia training with a view to a career as a specialist paediatric anaesthetist or for a career in mixed adult/paediatric practice.
The fellowship program includes:
As part of the clinical program, Fellows are expected to participate in the out of hours roster. On average this involves approximately 1 night in 8, and 1 weekend in 5.
A formal anaesthesia teaching program is provided for all Fellows which includes:
In addition, Fellows are rostered for 5 hours of non clinical time, every second week. Fellows are encouraged to use this time to engage in research and/or educational activities.
To be eligible for consideration for a Fellowship it is expected that applicants have:
International applicants are only considered if there are no suitably qualified Australian applicants
In addition, prospective Fellows must be able to satisfy the registration requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (for prospective Fellows who have not completed secondary schooling with English as the primary language the Medical Board usually requires evidence of an academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 across all categories. Such applicants for RCH positions will not be considered without a current IELTS certificate). More detailed information about medical registration requirements can be found at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration-Process/Overseas-Practitioners.aspx
Positions are generally advertised in March/April for commencement in February or August of the following year. Positions for 2018 have been filled, and due to local demand, no internationals were appointed.
More information can be obtained about these positions from Ms Cathi Taylor by email on email@example.com
The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management accepts medical students for elective placements via the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.
Elective terms are for a maximum of four weeks and involve a clinical placement in the operating theatres at RCH. Objectives for the term are set by the student and their supervisor at the start of the term and each student is expected to complete a small project during their term.
Possible objectives include, but are not limited to:
1. Gain an understanding of the management of the child in hospital.
2. Develop paediatric airway skills.
3.Develop paediatric intravenous cannulation skills.
4. Further understand paediatric pharmacology.
5. Develop an approach to managing procedural distress in children.
Information about the application for elective terms can be found at http://www.paediatrics.unimelb.edu.au/visit/electiveplacements.html
The department has for many years had an involvement with countries all round the world. Anaesthetists from over 30 countries have worked in the department while members of the staff have taught and lectured in over 60 countries.