Anaesthesia

Anaesthetists are specialist doctors that play a major role in the perioperative care of surgical patients and are closely involved in other important fields of medicine, including acute and chronic pain management, emergency resuscitation and retrieval medicine.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7-8 years from graduation

Details

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • Be a registered medical practitioner
  • Have completed at least 104 weeks (full-time equivalent) PMET experience. These 104 weeks can include no more than 52 weeks experience in any combination of clinical anaesthesia, intensive care or pain medicine. Up to six weeks leave may be included for each 52 weeks of PMET

Application Process

1) Become an applicant

  • Be a registered medical practitioner
  • Have completed at least 52 weeks (full-time equivalent) of PMET
  • Complete application form and attach all required supporting documentation
  • Sign the application agreement
  • Pay the application fee

2) Register as a trainee

  • Be a current applicant. If you are not already an applicant, you need to become an applicant prior to registering as an ANZCA trainee. You may complete the application and registration steps at the same time if you meet the required criteria
  • Provide a letter on original hospital letterhead, signed by an appropriate, authorised individual, confirming appointment to an ANZCA-accredited training site.
  • Complete the application and registration form and attach all required supporting documentation.
  • Sign the training agreement.
  • Pay the registration fee
  • Pay the annual training fee

Years 1+2: Introductory training (26 weeks) + Basic Training (78 weeks)
Years 3+4: Advanced training (104 weeks)
Year 5: Provisional Fellowship Training (52 weeks)

Trainees will complete:
– Primary examination during basic training
– Final examination during advanced training

In-training assessment comprises of:
– Clinical placement reviews
– Specialised study unit reviews
– Core unit reviews

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,295

Exam Fee:

Primary Examination: AUD $5,525
Final Examination: AUD $6,145

Application Fee(s):

AUD $750

Registration Fee(s):

Registration fee: AUD $2,435

  • Attendance at ANZCA events and conferences, including the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting
  • BLS
  • ALS
  • Perioperative Medicine Short Course (Monash University)
  • ALS2 (various)
  • Critical Airway Course (various)
  • Ultrasound Skills Course (various)
  • Skills Training For Anaesthetic Residents (RMH)
  • Critical care, Resuscitation and Airway Skills in High Fidelity Simulation Course (RMH)”

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY4

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Critical Care, Surgical, Medical or Surgical Year
Year 3
Critical Care Year
Year 4
Commence Anaesthesia Advanced Training (PGY4+)
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

Anaesthesia

Anaesthetists are specialist doctors that play a major role in the perioperative care of surgical patients and are closely involved in other important fields of medicine, including acute and chronic pain management, emergency resuscitation and retrieval medicine.
Minimum Time to Completion: 7-8 years from graduation

Details

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective trainees must:

  • Be a registered medical practitioner
  • Have completed at least 104 weeks (full-time equivalent) PMET experience. These 104 weeks can include no more than 52 weeks experience in any combination of clinical anaesthesia, intensive care or pain medicine. Up to six weeks leave may be included for each 52 weeks of PMET

Application Process

1) Become an applicant

  • Be a registered medical practitioner
  • Have completed at least 52 weeks (full-time equivalent) of PMET
  • Complete application form and attach all required supporting documentation
  • Sign the application agreement
  • Pay the application fee

2) Register as a trainee

  • Be a current applicant. If you are not already an applicant, you need to become an applicant prior to registering as an ANZCA trainee. You may complete the application and registration steps at the same time if you meet the required criteria
  • Provide a letter on original hospital letterhead, signed by an appropriate, authorised individual, confirming appointment to an ANZCA-accredited training site.
  • Complete the application and registration form and attach all required supporting documentation.
  • Sign the training agreement.
  • Pay the registration fee
  • Pay the annual training fee

Program Structure

Years 1+2: Introductory training (26 weeks) + Basic Training (78 weeks)
Years 3+4: Advanced training (104 weeks)
Year 5: Provisional Fellowship Training (52 weeks)

Trainees will complete:
– Primary examination during basic training
– Final examination during advanced training

In-training assessment comprises of:
– Clinical placement reviews
– Specialised study unit reviews
– Core unit reviews

Fees

Annual Fee:

AUD $3,295

Exam Fee:

Primary Examination: AUD $5,525
Final Examination: AUD $6,145

Application Fee(s):

AUD $750

Registration Fee(s):

Registration fee: AUD $2,435

Useful Resources / Courses / Conferences

  • Attendance at ANZCA events and conferences, including the ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting
  • BLS
  • ALS
  • Perioperative Medicine Short Course (Monash University)
  • ALS2 (various)
  • Critical Airway Course (various)
  • Ultrasound Skills Course (various)
  • Skills Training For Anaesthetic Residents (RMH)
  • Critical care, Resuscitation and Airway Skills in High Fidelity Simulation Course (RMH)”

Key Information

PGY Intake Year (earliest)

PGY4

Training Duration (minimum)

5 years FTE

General Progression

Year 1
Internship
Year 2
Critical Care, Surgical, Medical or Surgical Year
Year 3
Critical Care Year
Year 4
Commence Anaesthesia Advanced Training (PGY4+)
Part Time Option: Yes
The information found in this portal has been painstakingly collated by JMOs for JMOs, and is intended as a career progression guide for every aspiring JMO. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information presented on this website, but recent changes made by Specialist Medical Colleges may not be reflected in real time; please consult with the respective Specialist Medical College websites for the latest information. PMCV and JMO Victoria accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. Please feel free to contact our team with suggestions or comments via the feedback form.

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