DipPOM host hospital EOI

30 August 2023

We are inviting ANZCA-accredited hospitals with an active perioperative service to apply to host the clinical immersion component of our new Diploma of Perioperative Medicine (DipPOM) from February 2024.

ANZCA will provide guidance and support to assist hospital perioperative units in preparation for hosting the clinical immersion experience from 2024.

A limited number of hospitals will be added to the nine (9) hospitals hosting the clinical immersion component of the diploma pilot commencing on 4 September 2023. We will add to the number of host hospitals over time.

Applications to become a 2024 host hospital close on Friday 6 October 2023.

About the diploma

The new diploma enables specialist doctors such as anaesthetists, surgeons, physicians, intensivists, and general practitioners to enhance their skills and knowledge in perioperative medicine.
It is the first diploma with a clinical immersion component and ANZCA looks forward to working with and assisting host hospitals to facilitate this part of the diploma.

The diploma will be delivered in a hybrid model of online learning, workshops and a variety of clinical experiences in diverse settings and will include the following six units of study:

  1. Preoperative assessment
  2. Preoperative planning
  3. Optimisation
  4. Intraoperative impacts on patient outcomes
  5. Postoperative assessment and management
  6. Discharge planning and rehabilitation

With educational services managed by ANZCA, the diploma is a post-graduate program available for eligible specialists and advanced specialist trainees who are engaged in the provision of perioperative care and medicine.

Applications for 2024 diploma participants will open in November 2023.

Learn more about the new diploma via the ANZCA website and its supporting documents (the curriculum, regulation and handbook).

Expressions of interest

Hospital eligibility criteria includes having:

  • An established multidisciplinary and interprofessional relationship with allied health:
    • Established regular multidisciplinary team meetings.
    • Established multidisciplinary management processes of complex surgical patients.
  • Significant community liaisons (for example, with GPs and community allied health teams).
  • Integration of the ANZCA perioperative care framework in the patient perioperative journey.
  • Engagement with multiple surgical craft groups with an established interdepartmental collaboration process; for example, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS).
  • Capacity and functionality to deliver the experiential learning component of the diploma.
  • Strong engagement with high-dependency and intensive care services.
  • An ability to provide supervisors or a liaison/coordinator.
  • Hospital executive/senior leadership endorsement to support/partner with ANZCA in the diploma delivery.

For more information about hosting the clinical immersion component of the diploma please contact the diploma development team.

Last updated 16:17 8.09.2023