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Applications now open: WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship 2018, Nigeria

Applications are invited for two 6-month Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in January 2018 at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria.

LUTH is a 770 bed teaching hospital with 3 paediatric wards and 1 paediatric surgical ward, a 5 bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38-bed neonatal ward, a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), as well as a 26 bed-space children’s emergency room and 12 operating theatres. UCH is a tertiary teaching hospital with 888 beds. The 15 bed ICU consists of 8 ventilated and monitored beds. Other facilities in this hospital include a SCBU (30 beds), 4 paediatric wards and 1 paediatric surgical ward as well as a Children’s Emergency Ward. Over 2,500 children are seen and treated annually in the Children’s Emergency Ward.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be 2 January 2018. The programme head is Prof Ronke Desalu.
The programme is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia. Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists aged 40 years or younger who are working in African countries. Older anaesthesiologists may apply and the selection panel will consider each applicant’s place of work and other factors when making its decision.

Applications from anaesthesiologists working in Federal Medical Centres in Nigeria may be given priority.
Applicants should fit the following criteria:

- Must be supported in their application by the Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists or their own national anaesthetic society
- Must be supported in their application by the chief/head of their home department
- Must be returning to their home country to a recognised post

The fellowship offers to fund for accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses.
For more information, please contact Prof Ronke Desalu at ronkedesalu@yahoo.com

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2017. In order to apply please use our online application system here to complete an application form and upload the following documents.

• 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 specialist anaesthesiology qualification
• Copy of photograph page of Passport

Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of September 2017.
Successful applicants must confirm their intention to take up the scholarship within 2 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the scholarship being offered to the next applicant. If you have any questions please email Admin Officer, Giselle De Castro, at WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

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