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Applications Now Open – Regional Anaesthesia Fellowships, Ganga, India

Dear Colleagues,

 Please note applications are now open for up to four Regional Anaesthesia Fellowships at Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital, Coimbatore, India.

 Two of the Fellowships will start on 1st January 2016 and two more will start on the 1st July 2016.  The duration of training will be 6 months and this is an excellent opportunity for young anaesthesiologists to improve their skills in a busy institution with 20 operating theatres.

 Ganga Hospital’s Department of Anaesthesiology specialises in practising and teaching Regional Anaesthesia.  The department is equipped with peripheral nerve stimulators and six dedicated ultrasound machines for administering regional blocks.  The trainees will have an orientation month followed by five months of clinical responsibility.

 Please post the announcement, below, on your website, distribute this information amongst your membership and encourage eligible applicants to apply before the closing deadline of 1st June 2015. 

 Thank you for your support and best wishes,

Nichola

 Applications Now Open: 2016 WFSA Ganga Hospital Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship

Applications are invited for four fellowship training positions at Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital, Coimbatore, India.

The duration of training is 6 months.  Two fellowships will start on the 1 January 2016 and two will start on the 1 July 2016.

Ganga Hospital (www.gangahospital.com) is a 475-bedded tertiary care referral centre for orthopaedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, spine and facio-maxillary surgery. It is a busy institution with 20 operating theatres.

The Department of Anaesthesiology specialises in practising and teaching Regional Anaesthesia. The department is equipped with peripheral nerve stimulators and six dedicated ultrasound machines for administering regional blocks. The trainees will have an orientation month followed by five months of clinical responsibility.

The fellowships are intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings in Asia or Africa who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of regional anaesthesia and analgesia.

 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 recognized post

•          Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital

•          Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in Asia or Africa

Fellows will receive a stipend from Ganga 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 Coimbatore, India.

The successful applicants will be required to register with the Medical Council of India and obtain medical insurance covering the duration of the fellowship.

For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Balavenkat Subramanian (drbalavenkat@gmail.com).

How to apply:

The closing date for applications is 1 June 2015. Successful applicants will be notified before 1 July 2015.

Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:

•          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

Please send or email the form and documents to Nichola Page, Administrative Officer, WFSA: admin@wfsahq.org

If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:

Nichola Page, Administrative Officer

World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

21 Portland Place

London W1B 1PY

United Kingdom

 Nichola Page

Administrative Officer

World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7631 8880;   Fax: +44 20 7631 8882

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