I About The ProgrammeII Assessment and EvaluationIII Target Audience and Eligibility RequirementsIV Other Information
I About The Programme
Name of Programme
Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship
The Department of Women’s Anaesthesia in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore offers advanced clinical training, teaching and research in a setting that delivers 12,000 women per year. This is a tertiary referral center that provides a full range of obstetric-related care. Commonly encountered pregnancy-related problems include pre-eclampsia, diabetes, prematurity, morbid obesity and multiple gestation. Complex patients are approached by an interdisciplinary team that includes perinatologists, neonatologists, anaesthesiologists and other medical and surgical consultants as needed.
The department is accredited for training by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and hosts rotating Registrars and Medical Officers training in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Research.
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Aim of Programme
This Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme is designed to provide a comprehensive experience designed to develop the professional behaviours, medical knowledge and clinical skills required to provide competent, safe and effective perioperative anaesthesia care for pregnant women. The trainees will also experience the knowledge and clinical skills in perioperative anaesthesia management for complex obstetric cases.
Duration of Programme
Number of Training Places
1 trainee at any one time
This curriculum focuses on acquisition of the fundamental competencies required for routine and complicated anaesthesia care of women during pregnancy and delivery. Trainees are expected to develop proficiency in routine and complex obstetric anaesthesia care, becoming progressively self-reliant while training under the direct supervision of the obstetric anaesthesia faculty.
Trainees will have clinical, teaching and research responsibilities:
II Assessment and Evaluation
Aims of Assessment
Trainees are required to continually demonstrate the following six competencies throughout the programme:
(A) Patient Care
Specific Anaesthetic Management Skills
(B) Medical Knowledge
(C) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
(D) Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Trainees must develop effective communication skills in their interactions with patients, relatives, medical and non-medical staff. These skills include:
(F) Systems-Based Practice
Each trainee will be assigned an SMC-appointed supervisor who will facilitate the evaluation of the trainee in the following manner:
The supervisor will provide the trainee with confidential feedback at the end of each 3-month duration.
III Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements
Advanced Trainee Grade, (foreign-trained) who has an interest in the subspecialty of Obstetric Anaesthesia
Candidates must meet the Singapore Medical Council’s requirements.
IV Other Information
Course fees will be disclosed upon acceptance.
Candidates should be self-funded or have funding from external sources/institutions.
A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the programme.
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