As one of the largest tertiary referral hospitals in Victoria, the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management has a strong commitment to teaching, from an undergraduate medical student level to continuing medical Education for consultant anaesthetists.
As an accredited training site of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the department currently employs 24 accredited registrars and 10 advanced trainees. It also has overseas elective medical students, interns, residents, and Emergency Medicine trainees spending time in the department. The registrars rotate through Albury, Western and Ballarat hospitals.
The department currently have seven overseas fellows spending a year in Melbourne, and welcomes the experience and perspective they bring.
Overseas trainees who are considering a position here are encouraged to contact Dr Daryl Williams.
The department runs a weekly tutorial program, as well as regular journal clubs, sessions on transoesophageal echocardiography and morbidity/mortality meetings. Quarterly evening Education meetings feature in its program, as does a yearly symposium and annual audit.