Current fellowships within Perioperative Medicine

Australia fellowships


  • Western Health
  • University Hospital Geelong
  • The Alfred Hospital

Melbourne, VIC

One 12-month position (or two 6-month positions) per year

  • Varied clinical exposure, including major GI surgery, vascular, orthopaedics, thoracics, obstetrics and paediatrics
  • Fellows have priority for lists and will frequently be rostered for major intracavity surgery
  • Able to follow the patient through their perioperative journey – from pre-anaesthetic clinic through to anaesthesia in theatre and their postoperative stay
  • Active CPET service through one of the oldest labs in Australasia, which has undertaken seminal research in the field
  • Developing a new ‘all-in-one’ preoperative clinic including clinical assessment, cardiopulmonary assessment, iron therapy, prehabilitation, etc.
  • Opportunities for involvement in research, QI projects and perioperative committees


Geelong, VIC

Details to be updated.

Melbourne, VIC

Two 12-month positions per year

  • The role is approximately 60% clinical anaesthesia (including participation in the after hours clinical fellow roster) and 40% perioperative medicine. The roster averages 45 hours per week, including one weekend a month and with one night a week on-call
  • The perioperative fellow regularly attends pre-admission clinic, including telehealth, and opportunity to assess and optimise high-risk patients.Fellows have the opportunity to follow these high risk patients and provide anaesthesia for those on ERAS pathways such as oesophagectomy, major colorectal, joint replacement, hepatic and major vascular cases
  • The perioperative fellow and perioperative anaesthetic consultant undertake post-operative ward rounds of selected high-risk patients with a medical registrar
  • Medical experience can be tailored to the candidate’s areas of interest. The fellow will have a lead role in management of patients in the extended recovery/postoperative service. There is opportunity to undertake cardiology clinic, respiratory ward rounds, sleep studies and perioperative echocardiography
  • The perioperative fellow will be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education through Monash University. This will include medical student lectures and involvement in the organisation of Perioperative Medicine Short Course and Masters programs


1.Westmead Hospital

Sydney, NSW

One 12-month position per year

  • Exposure to a wide range of theatre lists including high risk patients and major complex surgical cases
    • Subspecialties include major trauma and orthopaedic surgery, complex general surgery, transplant surgery, neurosurgery, spine surgery, complex endocrine surgery and surgeries involving difficult airway management
  • Internal medicine training one day a week
    • Three monthly rotations through a range of medical specialties, including Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Geriatrics, Renal and Transplant medicine
    • Opportunity to gain skills in echocardiography and to observe real-time pre-operative testing including exercise stress tests, CPET, sleep studies, respiratory function testing, etc.
  • High-risk anaesthetic clinic with one of the perioperative anaesthetic consultants, one day a week
    • If surgery does go ahead, the PF will most likely be allocated to that patient’s list on the day and will have the opportunity to follow-up the patient in the post-operative setting, liaising with the surgeons and medical teams for optimum care of the patient
  • Non-clinical time is overseen consultants with an interest in perioperative medicine and research and will involve perioperative medicine research projects including audits and RCTs


1.Fiona Stanley Hospital

Perth, WA

Two 6-month positions per year (each coupled with a 6 month general fellowship)

  • Work hours are 80-88 hours per fortnight. 40 hours will be dedicated to perioperative medicine activities, with the remaining hours spent doing general duties
  • Opportunity for exposure to a wide range of anaesthesia subspecialities
  • Training in CPET, under the teaching and supervision of respiratory medicine physicians
  • Time will be spent in the Anaesthesia Perioperative Clinic, with focus on preoperative risk assessment, preparation for surgery utilising ERAS principles and multidisciplinary discussions with regards to high-risk cases.
    • Fellows will be able to follow these patients through their perioperative journey, providing anaesthesia for high risk patients particularly those on the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway
    • The hospital is currently transitioning from a Preadmission Clinic to a Anaesthesia Perioperative Clinic (APOC). There is opportunity for fellows with expertise or interest in health care change management to be involved in developing this service
  • Post-operative ward rounds of select high risk patients with the Acute Pain Team. This round will provide an opportunity to implement ERAS principles while detecting and preventing early complications in complex medical patients having major surgery
  • Non clinical time throughout the 12 months will involve perioperative medicine projects, including perioperative medicine education to nursing and medical staff
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