Clinical skills courses

In 2022 the faculty plans to hold an online orientation workshop for new trainees in mid-February, a clinical skills course in Melbourne in late March and a second clinical skills course in Sydney mid-year. These workshops will be supplemented by the centralised trainee tutorial program.

The orientation workshop will be held via videoconference on Saturday 26 February from 12:30-4:00pm AEDT.  This session will be a chance for new trainees to understand the philosophy behind the training program and practice of pain medicine and learn about the training program requirements. It will be an opportunity to meet and hear from senior members of the fellowship and equally importantly to meet fellow trainees. There is no cost to attend the workshop which will be held via Zoom but we ask you to confirm whether you are attending for planning purposes. Please email to register your interest. 

The first clinical skills course for 2022 will be held in late March at ANZCA House in Melbourne. This one and a half day workshop will focus on developing the skills of formulation and communication.  This program is usually designed for first year trainees, however given the lack of face to face workshops over the past two years, the program will be adjusted to also suit trainees who commenced in 2020 or 2021 and would like to further develop these skills. 

The Learning and Development Committee plan to liaise with trainees on their preferred content areas for the second clinical skills course in 2022. The changes to the content in both clinical skills courses come following consideration of feedback from previous participants and the introduction of the Trainee Tutorial Program. 

Last updated 11:00 22.12.2021