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The excellent training available in respiratory medicine at the hospital
has been widely recognised for many years and the department was integral
in the establishment of a curriculum for paediatric respiratory training that
is overseen by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Several of the
world's leading paediatric respiratory physicians have trained in the
department. We are able to offer training in both clinical respiratory
paediatrics and respiratory research either as a Clinical Research Fellow or as
a Clinical Observer.
See List of past Fellows
Fellowship positions are available each year to advanced
trainees in paediatrics wishing to undertake studies in Respiratory Medicine
depending on funding. Applicants must have at least 3 years experience in
paediatrics and have passed the FRACP Part 1 examination or an equivalent. They
are suitable for those who have already gained some experience in the
These fellowships are for 12-24 months (preferably 24 months) and are
for doctors wishing to sub-specialize in paediatric respiratory medicine and/or
undertake a higher post-graduate degree (PhD or MD). Fellows will receive
clinical exposure to patients in an outpatient and inpatient setting and attend
clinical meetings. They will be directly responsible for patient care under the
supervision of a Consultant paediatric respiratory physician. They will also be
required to complete a significant research project during their Fellowship.
These positions are accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee
(SAC) of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in Australia.
Fellowships are not funded by the RCH. Funding options include
International applicants must have passed the IELTS English Language examination with a score of at least 7 points in each band.
An exemption will be granted if the doctor has completed secondary education in a country with English as the first language, or they have passed another test of English proficiency (eg, OET, USMLE, PLAB, NZREX) at a level acceptable to the Australian Medical Council (AMC).
Two (2) Fellowships are offered each year. These Fellowships are for a period of up to 12 months and are for doctors who wish to obtain clinical experience in the management of paediatric respiratory diseases. Fellows will receive clinical exposure to patients in an outpatient and inpatient setting, attend clinical meetings, and may participate in clinical research projects.
International applicants must have passed the IELTS English Language examination with an overall score of > 6 AND a speaking band of > 6. An exemption will be granted if the doctor has completed secondary education in a country with English as the first language, or they have passed another tests of English proficiency (eg, OET, USMLE, PLAB, NZREX) at a level acceptable to the AMC.
Clinical observers are not directly responsible for patient care.
All inquiries should be directed to Professor Phil Robinson, Director of Respiratory Medicine.
Phone: +61 3 9345 5818