The provisional fellowship year (PFY) program is open to ANZCA trainees who have completed their advanced training, working towards completion of their FANZCA. Trainees working towards the pain fellowship (FFPMANZCA) should contact the Pain Management Research Institute.
Our department usually employs 7 fellows each year. The program allows fellows to gain a broad depth of experience in all the sub-specialties offered at RNSH, while promoting the transition from registrar to consultant in a supportive environment. While there are no formally allocated sub-specialty days, it is generally possible to accumulate a significant caseload in areas of interest through the year. Provisional fellows provide 24/7 on-site cover, working alongside our consultants and registrars in the Anaesthesia afterhours roster.
RNSH is the only tertiary hospital in New South Wales which is a combined referral centre for major trauma, burns, spinal injuries, interventional neuroradiology, and high risk obstetrics. The department also has expertise in total intravenous anaesthesia, intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring for spinal and carotid surgery, anaesthesia for complex vascular neurosurgery, and ultrasound guided regional analgesia.
RNSH offers all the major sub-specialties apart from transplantation and paediatrics. At present there is a weekly paediatric MRI list, one fortnightly paediatric general surgery list, regular paediatrics on 2-3 lists per week of ENT surgery, and reasonably frequent paediatric cases on trauma lists.
A list of our previous fellows can be found here.