Respiratory Medicine Fellowship Positions

  • History

    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

    1.Clinical Research Fellowships

    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 specialty.

    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. 

    Funding for Fellows

    Fellowships are not funded by the RCH. Funding options include

    1. Murdoch Children's Research Foundation (MCRI) - for higher degree students only.
    2. NH & MRC Fellowships - for higher degree students only.
    3. RCH Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust - for research related to CF only.
    4. Self - funded   

    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).

    2. Clinical Observers

    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.

    Funding for Observers

    These Fellowships are not funded by the RCH. Fellows are expected to provide their own financial support in Australia (A$40,000.00 per annum).

    All inquiries should be directed to A/Professor Sarath Ranganathan, Director of Respiratory Medicine.  

    Phone: +61 3 9345 5818

    email:  sarath.ranganathan@rch.org.au