Simulation and Medical Education Fellowship

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is a 600 bed teaching hospital in the Perth metropolitan area. It is home to the largest cancer treatment centre in the state of Western Australia, the State Neurosurgical and Interventional NeuroRadiology Referral Centre and the Western Australian Liver and Kidney Surgical Transplant Unit. All non-obstetric adult specialties are managed including cardiothoracics.

The Anaesthetic Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is accredited for training by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), and is currently the largest ANZCA training department in Western Australia. There are multiple provisional fellowship programs on offer, including a six month Simulation and Medical Education fellowship focusing on adult learning, medical simulation and workshop design.

The Anaesthetic Dept has a dedicated simulation room with a Laerdal SimMan and SimMan 3G as well as numerous other training aids. Simulation Fellows have the opportunity to run workshops for anaesthetic trainees and consultants, doctors from other specialties, anaesthetic technicians and theatre nurses. The Department is also affiliated with the Notre Dame Medical School and Fellows are expected to participate in workshops for students.

Content

The primary objective of the Fellowship is to provide extensive experience in medical education and simulation. Fellows will explore adult learning principles, lesson plans and debriefing skills. It is expected that by the completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be proficient in scenario writing and workshop creation utilising medical simulation. All medical education workshops will take place in a supervised environment and the Fellow will have access to multiple mentors who are expert in this field.

Simulation Fellows will be exposed to workshops involving Advanced Life Support, Emergency Room and Perioperative Crises. Scenarios can be run in the operating theatre, the Recovery Room and the High Dependency Ward.

The Fellowship commences with the Simulation Advanced Modular Instructor Course (SIMAC), which comprises 7 sessions of tuition. The Fellowship will also involve part–time clinical work. The clinical duties will include anaesthesia for all specialties excluding paediatrics and obstetrics.

Fellows will also be exposed to Acute Pain Service rounds and pre-admission clinics. Some of the Fellows’ clinical sessions will involve the supervision of junior trainees. The Fellow will be encouraged to provide constructive feedback and appraisal of junior staff as part of the Fellowship.

Supervision of direct patient care will be in line with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Faculty

Dr Tania Rogerson MBBS FANZCA MPH PGCertMedEd (Fellowship Co-ordinator)
Dr Holger HolldacK MBBS FANZCA
Dr Emelyn Lee MBBS (Hons) FANZCA GradCertHPEd (Director SIMAC)
Dr Belinda Lowe MBBS FANZCA
Dr Kate Luscombe MBBS FANZCA
Dr Angela Palumbo MBBS FANZCA
Dr Mary Pinder MBBS MRCP[UK] FRCA FFICANZCA

Rostering

The Simulation and Education Fellowship involves part clinical and part teaching. There will be 3 sessions a week dedicated to teaching and simulation, 5 sessions clinical work, one session non-clinical and one half day off a week.

Whilst there is an after hours roster commitment, Fellows do not work night shifts.

Prerequisites

Applicants must have satisfied all College examination requirements for Fellowship and have completed at least ATY2 (or equivalent).

Application

Eligible applicants should email taniarogerson@mac.com with CV attached.