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Applications are invited for the the WFSA and Royal College of Anaesthetists Essential Anaesthesia Course

Essential Anaesthesia is an online course developed by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

There are a number of bursaries for the course and anaesthesia providers from low and middle income countries are especially encouraged to apply. 

For more information on the course and how to apply please click here

Applications Deadline Extended: WFSA & UCSF Medical Education Simulation Fellowship 2018

The WFSA and the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), are partnering to offer a Medical Education-Simulation fellowship. This is a 1-year, non-accredited program partly based at UCSF (1-3 months) and partly at the fellow’s home institution. The overall goal of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for anesthesiologists from LMICs to gain expertise in medical education, develop educational leadership and acquire foundational skills to conduct research in education.

During their time at UCSF, fellows will gain exposure to curriculum development, evaluation tool design and effective learner feedback among many other topics as part of the ‘Teach for UCSF Simulation Certificate’ program. The fellows will receive supervision and guidance from educational experts at UCSF and will receive continued remote mentorship and support while completing their scholarly project back at their home institution.

UCSF is a global leader in medical education and research, dedicated to promoting health worldwide. The Center of Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME) and Kanbar Simulation Center at UCSF have long standing programs that aim to enrich faculty and learners to become leaders, innovators and researchers in health professions education. More information on UCSF's Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care can be found here

Applicants are considered on a rolling basis with an application deadline of 31st May 2018. The fellowship start date is August 2018. Applicants are required to provide an outline of an educational interests and potential projects that they would like to implement or develop during the fellowship year.

Criteria for applicants:
· Anesthesia practitioner currently working in a low or middle-income countries (World Bank classification)
· IELTS score of 7 and above in all categories.
· Have completed formal clinical training program in anesthesia
· Eligibility for US visa
· Preference will be given to applicants less than 40 years old.

How to apply:
Please complete the online application form here and upload the following supporting documents:

· An outline of your role in medical education at your institution and the aims of your proposed educational project (1-2 pages, less than 500 words)
· Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
· Letter of good standing from your national anaesthesiology society
· Letter of recommendation from your current workplace (hospital/institution)
· Scanned copy of your medical degree
· Scanned copy of your specialist qualification
· Scanned copy of passport

A selection panel comprising members of the WFSA and the Department of Anesthesiology, UCSF, will assess all applications. Shortlisted applicants may be required to participate in a video interview.

Applications Open: WFSA Pain Fellowship at Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad, India, 2018 – 2019

Applications are invited for two pain fellowship training positions at Virinchi Hospital, Hyderabad, India. The duration of training is 6 months. One fellowship will start on 1st July 2018 and the other will start on the 1st January 2019. The trainees will have an orientation month followed by five months of clinical responsibility.

The fellowship is intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings in Asia or Africa who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of pain management.

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

Fellows will receive a stipend from Virinchi Hospital to cover accommodation and living expenses. The WFSA will provide funding to cover the cost of return travel from the fellow's home country to Hyderabad, India.
The successful applicants will be required to register with the Medical Council of India and obtain medical insurance covering the entire duration of the fellowship.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Muralidhar Joshi (drmuralidharjoshi@gmail.com).

How to apply:
The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2018. Applicants must complete an online application 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 photograph page of passport
  • Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

Applications open: WFSA Baxter Scholarships for Euroanaesthesia, 2nd – 4th June 2018, Copenhagen

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is generously providing sponsorship for a number of young anaesthesiologists from less affluent countries to attend the 2018 European Anaesthesiology Congress. The aim of the scholarship programme is to identify and develop future leaders in anaesthesiology. More information on the congress can be found here.

WFSA-Baxter Scholars will acquire new knowledge and gain many contacts and friends during the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Copenhagen.

Scholarship criteria:

• Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in Central and Eastern Europe.
• The application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's National Anaesthesiology Society.
• Preference will be given to applicants who will be presenting a paper or poster during the conference
• Preference will also be given to applicants who have completed training within the last 10 years and are working in teaching hospitals.

How to Apply:

• The deadline for applications is the 5th March 2018. In order to apply please use our online application system here to complete an application form and upload your two letters of recommendation and a copy of your passport.
• Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of March 2018.
• 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.

Please note that a cancellation of the scholarship opportunity without due time or clear explanation results in a significant financial loss for the WFSA, any failure to attend will result in the WFSA writing directly to your national society.

Applications are now open for the WFSA - Masimo Scholarships for the American Society of Anaesthesia Congress, Anaesthesiology 2018, 13th – 17th October, San Francisco

Masimo is generously providing sponsorship for four young anaesthesiologists from Telangana to attend the annual ASA congress in San Francisco, USA. The aim of the scholarship programme is to identify and develop future leaders in anaesthesiology. More information on the congress can be found here

WFSA-Masimo Scholars will acquire new knowledge and forge new connections and friendships during the San Francisco Congress.

Scholarship criteria:
• Applicants must currently be working in Telangana, India. 
• The application must be accompanied by a letters of recommendation from the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists and from your current hospital/place of employment.
• Preference will be given to applicants who will be presenting a paper or poster during the conference. The submission deadline is 2nd April 2018. 
• Preference will also be given to applicants who have completed training within the last 10 years and are working in government or teaching hospitals.
• All successful applicants will agree to participate in the WFSA-Masimo “SAFE Anaesthesia ASAP” project, which will entail acting as a WFSA Ambassador in Telangana.

How to Apply:
• The deadline for applications is the 10th March 2018. In order to apply please use our online application system here to complete an application form and upload your two letters of recommendation and a copy of the photo page of your passport.
• Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by the WFSA, and successful applicants will be informed before the end of March 2018. 
• 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.

Applications are now open for the WFSA - SAFE Anaesthesia Telangana Fellowships

As one of the WFSA’s Global Impact Partners, Masimo is working with the WFSA to deliver the SAFE Anaesthesia ASAP project in Telangana, India. Currently in Year 2 of a four-year project cycle, we aim to deliver a range of anaesthesia training courses, targeted CME opportunities and conduct a robust assessment of the anaesthesia capacity in Telangana to further enhance the impact and sustainability of interventions in subsequent years of the project.

In order to facilitate operations and lead the capacity assessment component of the project, we are recruiting three WFSA - SAFE Anaesthesia Fellows.

The Fellows will develop solid experience of data collection, monitoring and evaluation and co-ordination of public health projects. Additionally, the role will provide an opportunity to be involved with a pilot project and work alongside senior anaesthesiologists from India and from overseas to:

  • Help assess anaesthesia capacity in Telangana
  • Deliver targeted measures to enhance anaesthesia capacity in Telangana
  • Evaluate training courses delivered as part of the project

Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $1200 to cover their costs and have access to all WFSA training delivered as part of the project in 2018.
Further information can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Fellowship Criteria:

  • The applicants must be an anaesthesiologist working in Telangana, India.
  • This is a part-time role to be undertaken alongside the fellows’ regular work in anaesthesia. Fellows must be willing and able to commit to the workload, deliverables and reporting schedule of the post.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can exhibit knowledge of anaesthesia practice in Telangana and/or experience of being involved in data collection and research.

Application Process:
Applicants are required to submit:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A copy of their medical and specialist anaesthesia qualifications
  • A completed application form which can be downloaded here
  • A letter of recommendation from the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists or the Telangana State Chapter of the ISA
  • A letter of recommendation from their current place of work.

The application and all supporting documents must be sent by the 10th of March 2018. Applications will be considered by a panel of anaesthesiologists selected by the WFSA and The WFSA Secretariat. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of March 2018.

Applications now open: Scholarships for the WFSA 15th AACA and 2018 Annual Meeting of the CSA - Beijing, November, 2018

The Asian and Australasian Regional Section (AARS) will be offering scholarships to support junior anaesthesiologists from the member societies to attend the AACA 2018 in Beijing from 1-5 November, 2018. The AARS hopes that this will be an ideal platform for the young anaesthesiologists from the region to advance knowledge and foster new friendships, leading to make a difference in the specialty of Anaesthesia worldwide.

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to those who are:

- Less than 40 years of age by 31 March 2018
- Engaged in teaching and training
- Submitting a paper/poster for the 15th AACA (http://www.cmacsa.org/)

Please e-mail the completed application form with supporting documents to Dr.Kumudini Ranatunga (ranatungakumi@gmail.com) on or before 31 March 2018. 

Applications now open: Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme, Nigeria 2018

Applications are invited for two 6-month Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in July 2018 at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.

Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital is a 750 bed teaching hospital with 26 wards and 2 paediatric surgical wards, an 8-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Maternity (Obstetric) and Gynaecology Wards with 35 beds each, a Delivery Suite (Labour Ward) a 25- bed neonatal ward, a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) with 25 units, as well as a 35 bed-space children’s emergency room and 5 Operating theatres with 10 suites, including a 5- suite Modular theatre and a Labour Ward operating theatre.

The duration of the fellowship is 6 months. The start date is expected to be the 1st July 2018. The programme head is Dr Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor. The programme is intended for fully qualified anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of obstetric anaesthesia.

Preference will be given to anaesthesiologists aged 40 years or younger who are working in African and Asian countries. Older anaesthesiologists may apply and the selection panel will consider each applicant’s place of work and other factors when making its decision. Advanced specialty training in all aspects of obstetric anaesthesia including but not limited to anaesthesia for high risk obstetrics, pain relief in labour, recent advances in obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, optimising fetal outcomes and perinatal care.

The first two positions are pilot positions. Applications from anaesthesiologists working in Specialist Training Centres, Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in Africa and Asia may be given priority.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:
• Must be supported in their application by 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 train others
• The fellowship offers funding for accommodation and a contribution towards living expenses.

For more information, please contact Dr Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor at drnwasor@yahoo.com.

How to apply:
The deadline for applications is the 28th February 2018. 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 March 2018.

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.

Applications open: WFSA 2018 Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Belgrade, Serbia

Applications are invited for one Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship position in 2018 at University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia. The intended start date is the 1st July 2018 (dependent on accreditation with the Serbian Medical Council) and the duration of the fellowship is 3 months.

University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia are the largest hospitals specialising in healthcare for women and children in Serbia. The Departments of Paediatric Anaesthesia in each hospital have about 18 consultant anaesthesiologists and they provide complete anaesthetic cover for all elective and emergency operations for children ranging in age from new-borns to 18 years. Around 6,000 paediatric operations are performed per year in each of the two hospitals.

The overall aim of the fellowship is to improve the quality and safety of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia in parts of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics and other low resource settings. The first two months of the fellowship will cover the fundamentals of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia. During the third month, the fellow can gain additional experience in one of three modules:

Cardiac anaesthesia
Paediatric intensive care
Regional anaesthesia and pain therapy

The fellowship is intended for a young fully qualified anaesthesiologist working in a low resource setting who wishes to improve knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia. Priority will be given to applicants from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, but applications from further afield may be considered.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Dusica Simic (drdusica@yahoo.com).

How to apply:
The closing date for applications is 19th February 2018. The successful applicants will be notified by mid-March.

Applicants must apply online here and provide all the documents listed:
Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s national anaesthetic society
Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s head of department or hospital management
Copy of medical degree
Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
Copy of passport

Applications now open: WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme, Nigeria, 2018

Applications are invited for a 6-month Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions starting in July 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 the 1st June 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.

The first two positions are pilot positions. Applications from anaesthesiologists working in Specialist Training Centres, Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres in Africa and Asia may be given priority.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:


Must be supported in their application by 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 train others.

The fellowship offers funding 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 28th February 2018. 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 Feb 2018. 

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. 

Applications now open: WFSA-Ohio State University Research Fellowships 2019

The WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee & the Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Centre are partnering to provide two research fellowships. These unique positions based at the Department of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University, and are open to anaesthesiologists from low and middle income countries (according to World Bank criteria). The aim of the fellowship program is to foster the development of research in countries with limited resources. The fellow will work on a research project for a period of 12 months, with the final goal of publishing an original paper in an indexed journal, and to present the results to American Society of Anesthesiology meeting that will be held in Orlando (Oct. 19-23 2019). The project could form part of an advanced diploma, or a PhD thesis.

The selected fellows will spend 12 months in the OSU research program working on a specific research project under the supervision and guidance offered by the faculty members from the Department of Anesthesiology and the WFSA Scientific Affairs committee. The anticipated start date of the fellowship is January 2, 2019.

The Ohio State University –Wexner Medical Center ’s research program is one of the largest clinical anaesthesia research programs in the world, dedicated to enhancing research skills and training anaesthesiologists in the conduct of research. Research fellows are mentored by the OSU Clinical and Neuroanesthesia Research Group, founded by the Department of Anaesthesiology, Wexner Medical Center in 2007. The group provides research support for multiple surgical and non-surgical Wexner Medical Center departments covering orthopedic, trauma, ICU, general surgery, transplant, internal medicine and basic science studies. A list of current OSU Anesthesiology studies is provided – please view them here.

Applicants are required to provide an outline of a research project that they would like to do in their own country. Please note that, in most cases, the selected fellows will be attached to an existing OSU study during the fellowship, but there will be opportunities for development ongoing mentorship of the applicant’s own research project.

Criteria for applicants:

• Working in low and middle-income countries (World Bank classification).
• IELTS score of 7 and above in all categories.
• Preference will be given to applicants less than 40 years old.

How to apply:

Please complete the online application form here and provide all required supporting documents.

• An outline of the aims and methods of your proposed research project (1-2 pages, less than 500 words)
• Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
• Letter of recommendation from your national anaesthesiology society
• Letter of recommendation from your current workplace (hospital/institution)
• Scanned copy of your medical degree
• Scanned copy of your specialist qualification
• Scanned copy of passport

In the online application, you will need to list 3 current OSU Anesthesiology research studies that most interest you.

A selection panel comprising members of the WFSA Scientific Affairs Committee and the Department of Anesthesiology, OSU, will assess all applications. Shortlisted applicants may be required to participate in a video interview. The deadline for applications is the 15th March and successful applicants will be notified before the end of April 2018.

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