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Applications Open: Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

WFSA are pleased to advertise an opportunity on behalf of Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) in Brisbane, Australia. QCH are inviting applications for a self-funded 6 month paediatric anaesthesia fellowship position.

Fellowship Details


The fellowship will start on either the 3 August 2020 or 1 February 2021 depending on the preference of the successful applicant.

The Queensland Children’s Hospital is a 350 bed tertiary referral children’s hospital with full paediatric subspecialty services in Australia’s third largest city. The hospital has 14 operating theatres, two MRI suites, interventional radiology, burns and radiotherapy anaesthetising locations, an acute pain inpatient service, a persistent pain service, and an active research program. The department also runs regular high-fidelity medical simulation training which the successful candidate will participate in.

Applicant Profile

The fellowship is intended for specialist anaesthetists/anaesthesiologists working in low-income or lower middle-income countries with no (or limited) opportunity to undertake paediatric anaesthetic subspecialty training. Applicants should fit the following criteria:

  • Must be supported in their application by their own national anaesthesiology 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
  • Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital
  • Should be planning to become a resource person for paediatric anaesthesia in their hometown

Fellows will need to be self-funded (resources of a minimum of $20 000 AUD) to apply for an Australian visa, however a $5000 AUD grant from the Society of Paediatric Anaesthesia of Australia and New Zealand (SPANZA) is available to assist with some of the relocation, registration and visa costs.

The successful applicant will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English language: Successful completion of IELTS (level 8), OET or equivalent as per AHPRA guidelines. More information about language proficiency
  • MBBS or equivalent level medical qualification that is recognised by the Medical Board of Australia. Successful EICS verification of medical qualifications via Australian medical council. More information about equivalent medical qualifications
  • Eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) via Specialist Pathway-short term training as a medical practitioner.  More information about eligibility  
  • Certification of completion of final examinations in home country at commencement of fellowship as a minimum.
  • Minimum 4 years training or work experience in anaesthesia with some prior exposure to paediatric anaesthesia.

For more information, email the fellowship supervisor, Dr Derek Rosen 

Application Process

Application deadline -  9th February 2020Successful applicants will be notified in early February 2020.

Click here for online application forms 

Applicants will require the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names and contact information of two referees who have worked with you in the past 18 months.
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthesiology society
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
  • Letter of motivation explaining why you wish to undertake the fellowship (max 300 words)
  • Copy of IELTS/OET certification
  • Copy of medical degree
  • Copy of photograph page of passport
  • Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

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