Medical Education in Anaesthesia Fellowship (12 months)

The fellow will be allocated 2 sessions per week to teaching and administration. Teaching sessions will be organised in advance and includes small-group tutorials, lectures, practical skills teaching, high-fidelity simulation training, and examining in formal mock viva sessions. Learners will be of a varied background, including medical students, anaesthesiology trainees, anaesthetic technician trainees, nurses, and midwives. Teaching will occur within the DHB and in programmes run by the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland. Clinical anaesthesia experience will be of a general nature.

The prospective fellow will be required to participate in a program to gain a formal qualification in medical education at a certificate level, such as those offered by the University of Auckland or the University of Dundee. Fellows with an existing qualification are encouraged to pursue their studies to a higher level. The prospective fellow is also expected to complete a simulation instructors’ course such as the NZ Simulation Instructors Course. Completion of the ANZCA Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course is compulsory early in the training year, if not already completed.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to:

  • Apply learning theory to teaching for the health sciences
  • Describe basic principles of curriculum design
  • Describe principles of assessment in medical education
  • Design teaching plans for individual sessions
  • Teach in specific environments, including small-groups, high-fidelity simulation, and the operating theatre
  • Provide feedback to learners according to best-practice principles
  • Perform evaluations for teaching activities
  • Interpret and evaluate literature relevant to medical education
  • Organise clinical training courses, workshops, and teaching sessions

  • Organisation of regular fortnightly Registrar teaching, with input from the Supervisor of Training
  • Ensuring adequate organisation and preparation of content for teaching activities
  • Maintaining a mechanism for feedback to be given by learners if one does not exist for a particular teaching session
  • Arranging for a selection of teaching activities to be observed by a peer or supervisor in order to receive feedback on teaching practice
  • Assisting in the delivery of exam revision courses organised by the department
  • Organising formal mock viva sessions for anaesthesia trainees sitting ANZCA examinations
  • Maintenance of a teaching portfolio to document teaching activities, including a section of reflective experience

Lead Clinician for fellowship: Dr Nav Sidhu and Dr Greta Pearce