Australia and New Zealand trainees can gain experience in Pacific Anaesthesia by enaging in a number of different opportunities. Below are a few example of ways that trainees can gain exposure to the challenges of resource-limimted anaesthesia and global health.
Check out the NZSA, ASA and ANZCA websites for links to scholarships and grants for NZ/Aus trainees hoping to work with the Pacific. Contact us for any other information.
There may be a variety of ways that trainees can engage with creating distant learning opportunities, such as helping with formal research projects, journal article acquisition, or with examination preparation. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Scholarships and Grants for New Zealand and Australian trainees
There are a variety of scholarships that are aimed at supporting NZ/Aus trainees who are looking to engage with Pacific Anaesthesia. We've listed a few of these below to help you with research.
Overseas Aid Trainee Grant: by NZSA, provides funding for trainees to attend the Pacific Society of Anaesthesia annual conference.
Sereima Bale Fellowship Programme: by the ASA Overseas Development and Education Committee (ODEC) committee. 3 months scholarships are available. The role involves teaching and clinical support for Pacific Trainee Anaesthetists based in Suva, Fiji Islands.
Working in the Pacific Islands
Aus/NZ anaesthetists can help relieve specific workforce pressures, and allow local anaesthetists to access educational opportunities, or even get some well deserved annual leave. Depending on availability/need, it may be possible for senior trainees to work in the Pacific under appropriate supervision, to help fill these gaps.