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Applications Open: WFSA Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowships at University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Applications are invited for two fellowship positions in 2017/2018 at UMMC, Kuala Lumpur. The duration of each fellowship is 6 months, with the first fellowship expected to commence on 1 July 2017, and the second on 1 January 2018.

UMMC is a 1000-bed general hospital with a special obstetric and paediatric wing for the management of obstetric and paediatric cases. Being a premier teaching and referral hospital in the heart of the country, approximately 6000 babies are delivered annually with a caesarean section rate of about 20-25%.

We offer a 24-hour epidural service and manage high-risk patients collaboratively with other supporting departments/units. We cater to the special needs of patients and are increasingly using ultrasound to assist with the insertion of regional analgesia and anaesthesia for selected patients. UMMC also offers obstetric anaesthesia training for post-graduate students in the Malaysian Master of Anaesthesiology Training Program.

The WFSA Fellowship is intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings, who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of obstetric anaesthesia. Successful applicants must agree to return to their home country at the completion of the fellowship.

Priority will be given to applicants aged less than 40 from Asian member countries, but older applicants and applicants from other regions will also be considered.

The fellowship offers funding for tuition costs, accommodation and subsistence living expenses.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Professor YK Chan (

How to apply:
The closing date for applications is 21st November 2016. The successful applicant will be notified before 1 January 2017.
Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:
• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
• Copy of medical degree
• Copy of photograph page of passport
• Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

Please send or email the form and documents to Giselle de Castro,

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