Trainees who have completed all requirements of the vocational training program described in regulation 6.5 may submit an application for admission to fellowship. Trainees admitted to fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists shall be entitled to place FANZCA after their names.
Trainees may submit the final in-training assessment or provisional fellowship review up to four weeks before the anticipated completion date of the final training term provided there is a formal statement from the supervisor of training confirming that the trainee will remain in the post until the stated final date. An email with the subject name "Fellowship" sent to email@example.com is acceptable.
Applications cannot be submitted any earlier than four weeks prior to the anticipated date of completion of training requirements as the final documentation cannot validly be signed off by the trainee and supervisor of training. Earlier submissions will not be processed.
Trainees may take leave during those four weeks, but the College should be advised of such leave along with the fellowship application. Trainees must not exceed the maximum normal leave permitted.
Applications are first reviewed and endorsed by the director of professional affairs assessor prior to consideration by the Executive Committee. Endorsed applications will be presented to the weekly Executive Committee for consideration at the earliest opportunity after the date the trainee has been deemed as having completed all training requirements.
Admission to fellowship applicationApplications should contain:
- Application form
- Copy of CPD statement of participation (2013 Curriculum)
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the supervisor of training if submitting an application four weeks in advance of the anticipated completion date
Please send completed forms to:
Fellowship Officer, Records Management Unit, ANZCA
PO Box 6095, St Kilda Road Central VIC 8008, AUSTRALIA.
Should you require further information, please contact the fellowship officer on +61 3 9510 6299 or email: email@example.com
Post fellowship process
Once the ANZCA Executive Committee approves an application, the medical practitioner will receive a letter from the ANZCA president, together with a provisional certificate for fellowship. A diploma will be sent within three months of the date the Executive Committee approves the application.
For Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia, the College will notify Medicare Australia of your new fellowship and role as a specialist anaesthetist. Temporary residents, including New Zealand citizens will need to make a written application to Medicare Australia. The appropriate form is available on Medicare Australia’s website: www.humanservices.gov.au.
Every doctor practising medicine in Australia must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). The appropriate form for specialist registration is available on AHPRA’s website: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/