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Trainee Positions

Clinical Fellowships Anaesthesia, Auckland DHB, NZ

Global Anaesthesia Fellows x2 - Zambia Anaesthesia Development Program

Clinical Fellowships Anaesthesia, Auckland DHB, NZ

Adult and Emergency Anaesthesia (Reference No: CEN01403)

Six 12 month fellowships commencing December 2017, with the opportunity to develop further skills in the following sub-specialities:

  • Liver Transplant
  • Pain
  • Vascular and Peri-operative Care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Medical Simulation
  • Research

Greenlane Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia (Reference No: CEN01404)

Four fellowships starting in Dec 2017, June 2018 and Dec 2018. These are 12 month programs with six months in Anaesthesia and six months in Cardiac Intensive Care. This programme offers extensive experience in all aspects of cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care.

Women's Health Anaesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Reference No: CEN01405)

Two 12 month fellowships starting in December 2017 (6 month Fellowships also available)

Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (Reference No: CEN01406)

Starship Childrens Health

Two fellowships starting in December 2017. These are 12 month programmes with six months in Paediatric Anaesthesia and six months in Paediatric Intensive Care.

These fellowships (except for the Research and Medical Simulation positions) are primarily clinical with sessions available for research and teaching. All of the above positions are fixed-term and would suit those who have either completed or are nearing the end of their formal anaesthesia training but are seeking additional structured training in any of the above specialities. You will be working with highly skilled and innovative colleagues in state-of-the-art facilities. You will experience the great outdoors of New Zealand and also enjoy metropolis living in the city which is one of the top 10 most liveable and best cities in the world.

For more detailed information and to apply, please visit our website and apply online quoting the relevant reference number. Please provide full contact details including email addresses of three clinical references in your CV. Your referees will be contacted before short listing for interview. You are welcome to apply for more than one vacancy - please specify in your cover letter which position(s) you are interested in. For help with your online application, please contact Sonu Anand on or Dr Colin King on quoting the relevant reference number.

Closing date is 16 April 2017


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Global Anaesthesia Fellows x2 - Zambia Anaesthesia Development Program

Real World Anaesthesia Course (RWAC) and the Overseas Aid Subcommittee (OAS) are excited to promote this opportunity for New Zealand trainees to join a cross cultural training experience!

The contact details of two previous fellows can be provided to interested senior trainees and junior consultants, please click here.

Starting February and August 2018, 6 or 12 month posts available.

Click here for the flyer - please print and share it with your department!

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  1. Adult Cardiac Anaesthesia and Critical Care Fellowship Programme – Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEHB), Birmingham, UK (posted 5/10/2016)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS foundation trusts in the UK. It is a tertiary referral centre for adult, grown-up congenital heart surgery, and a regional centre for heart and lung transplantation.

The clinical fellows posts in cardiac anaesthesia and critical care are to commence as soon as possible. These posts represent a superb opportunity to gain clinical experience including but not limited to:

Trans-oesophageal and transthoracic echocardiology, coronary artery bypass graft, valve replacement and repair, complex aortic surgery including arch and descending aorta, grown-up congenital heart, ventricular assist device, heart and lung transplant, extra corporeal life support, electro-physiology, ablation, percutaneous aortic valve procedures.

For further information please contact Dr Tessa Oelofse email here or view the flyer: cardiac-anaesth-fellow-qehb

Application Form covering all Fellowship information for QEHB.

2. Trauma and Neuroanaesthesia Fellowships – QEHB University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (posted 5/10/2016)

An excellent opportunity for post FANZCA trainees to attain skills in Trauma and Neuroanaesthesia.

QEHB provides provides direct clinical services to more than 800,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. It is a regional centre for trauma, burns and plastics, and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. It is a tertiary referral centre for neurosurgery with 17 neuro consultant anaesthetists. It has a dedicated neurosurgical emergency theatre, along with 4 theatres for elective work and a dedicated interventional radiology suite.

These posts are not RCoA recognised training posts but training will be provided in a similar way and with the competencies required for future progress. Trainees will be supported in their application to the college for training approval. A letter of completion of fellowship will be awarded at the end of the year on successful completion of all modules. Fellowships are also available in Cardiac, Liver and Intensive Care. The duration is one year and intakes are February and August.

For further information please contact Chetan Parcha email here 

Application Form for QEHB fellowships.

3. Fellowship of the Asian and Australasian Regional Section- WFSA – Xijing Training Center, China (applications close 1 December 2016)

On behalf of the AARS board, we are pleased to announce that the Fellowship training program in Anaesthesiology will take place for the third consecutive year in 2017 in Xi’an, China. This will be held at the AARS-WFSA-Xijing Training Canter, which was established in March 2015 at the Xijing Hospital, the first affiliated hospital of Fourth Military Medical University in China.
Candidates will be selected from the member societies of the Asian and Australasian Regional Section (AARS) of the WFSA to attend the training courses in March and September 2017.
The fellowship is intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings from member societies of the AARS who wish to:
1. Develop and improve knowledge in anesthesia, medical and clinical management of patients
2. Reduce the incidence of anesthesia related adverse events
3. Exchange and promote the application of advanced technologies

Click here for further information and here for an application form