Our fellows and trainees

ANZCA is directly responsible for the training, examination and setting the continuing professional development standards of anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians and for setting the standards of clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. 


Training to become an anaesthetist

Before doctors can apply for the ANZCA anaesthesia training program, they must have completed two years of general hospital experience after graduation from medical school. This can include up to 12 months in anaesthesia or intensive care but the aim is to ensure a grounding in general medicine and in disciplines other than anaesthesia. 

Trainees complete at least five years of training and are supervised by a network of qualified anaesthetists at accredited hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
 

ANZCA anaesthesia trainees (to June 30, 2018)

 

Type

Australia

NZ

Other

Total

Active

1287

250

17

1554


 

Training to become a specialist pain medicine physician

Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) is a post-specialisation qualification in Australia and New Zealand. Trainees will have already achieved – or will soon achieve – a specialist qualification relevant to pain medicine acceptable to the board of the faculty.

The training program comprises of a minimum of two years clinical experience directly related to pain medicine. Trainees are supervised by a network of qualified specialist pain medicine physicians at accredited hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as Hong Kong and Singapore.

In order to be awarded fellowship of the faculty, a trainee must have a primary specialist qualification acceptable to the board of the faculty and completed the requirements of the training program.

 

Active pain medicine trainees (to June 30, 2018)

 

Type

Australia

NZ

Other

Total

Active

75

8

13

96




Fellowship

Fellowship of ANZCA (FANZCA) and the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA) are immediately recognised hallmarks of specialists of the highest professional standing. 
 
Fellowship is a symbol that the holder has not only met the requirements for admission to fellowship, but also remains a member in good standing with a professional organisation that has the highest aspirations for safe and high-quality patient care. ANZCA and FPM fellows continue to break new ground and set standards for others locally and overseas.
 

Active FANZCA (to June 30, 2018)

 

Type

Australia

NZ

Other

Total

Active

4786

740

509

6035

 

 

 

 

Active FFPMANZCA (to June 30, 2018)

 

Type

Australia

NZ

Other

Total

Active

329

33

49

411




Recognising the contributions of our fellows and trainees

Many of our fellows and trainees go above and beyond the call of duty, be it volunteering in developing countries; working in war zones; coming up with novel ideas to raise funds and awareness; or or advancing medical science through innovation. You can read their stories here

We are also building up a library of oral history video interviews which capture the memories of people, places and events as told by important individuals within the fields of anaesthesia and pain medicine. They provides unique insights into their involvement in key events in the history of the profession in Australia and New Zealand.
 

Remembering past fellows and trainees

The Australian regional committees and New Zealand National Committee submit obituaries of local fellows and trainees. Deaths are also recorded in the ANZCA Bulletin.
 
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