Fellowship Details

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow

Contact Person For Application: Amanda Foo
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan Street, Parkville
Melbourne ,   30000
Fellowship Type: Microsurgery
Fellowship Title: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan Street, Parkville
Melbourne  30000
Geographic Region:
Number of years this fellowship has existed: 2 years
Fellowship Director: Professor Mark Ashton
Additional Faculty: Professor GI Taylor; Mr Mark Baldwin; Mr Alan Breidahl; Mr Scott Ferris; Ms Kirstie MacGill; Mr Dean Trotter; Mr Julian Peters; Ms Sugitha Seneviratne; Ms Natasha van Zly, Mr Jeremy Wilson; Mr Anand Ramakrishnan; Mr Eldon Mah; Mr Simon Overstall; Mr Richard Barton; Mr Ramin Shayan
Duration and Calendar Year of Fellowship: September 1 to August 31
Clinical Work:
(total # of cases per year for all fellows)
Free Flaps: 130
Complex Non-Microsurgical Reconstruction: 20
Nerve Repairs: 60
Replants: 12
Head and Neck: 100
Breast Implant Reconstruction: 65
Upper Extremity: 0
Autologus Tissue Breast Reconstruction: 30
Trunk: 0
Lower limb free flaps: 40
Specialty Cases: Trauma, head & neck reconstruction and breast reconstruction
Number of Fellows Accepted per year: 1
Stipend (Annual): AUD$120,000 plus overtime
Night and Weekend Call: No regular on calls but may be required to cover the 2 local accredited registrars on occasion.
Laboratory Research Opportunities (available or required): Research opportunity with Taylor Lab, University of Melbourne under direction of Prof Mark Taylor
Clinical Research Opportunities: Research opportunity with Taylor Lab, University of Melbourne under direction of Prof Mark Taylor
Prerequisite/requisite training required: •Registration with the Medical Board of Victoria (AHPRA). •Completed specialist training in accredited Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery program including exit exams. •Appropriate health professional tertiary qualification/s. •Strong leadership and organisational skills. •Demonstrated clinical practice at a high standard. •Strategic thinking and planning abilities. •Well developed communication, negotiation and presentation skills. •Fluency in written and verbal English is essential. •Prior experience in microsurgery preferable. •Experience in clinical research desirable.
Application Deadline: January 17
Interview Period: January 29 to February 5
Additional Program Information: The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering a one year clinical reconstructive microsurgery fellowship training open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria. Appointments are for 12 months from 1 September through to 31 August the following year. Applications are currently open for 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 positions. The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit has 17 attending plastic surgeons, 2 local accredited registrars, 5 residents and 1 intern. The Unit specialises in microsurgical free flaps including breast reconstruction, head & neck cancer reconstruction and lower limb trauma reconstruction. The Unit also specialises in facial trauma and craniofacial surgery. With more than 2,000 surgical procedures performed a year including 130 free flaps, the fellow will be required to participate in 2 major head & neck lists and 1-2 breast reconstructions per week. The fellowship caseload also involves significant work on nerve repairs and trauma reconstructions. The Royal Melbourne Hospital is one of Victoria’s leading tertiary, teaching referral hospital providing specialist and general medical and surgical services, including cardiac, neuroscience and oncology, as well providing a major trauma service and Victorian Infectious Diseases Service. The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a privileged member of Melbourne's world-leading Parkville Precinct, and enjoys strong relationships with many of the city's major universities and research institutes. How to apply: Forward current CV and 3 letters of recommendation to Amanda Foo at amanda.foo@mh.org.au before 31 December 2013.
Website Link: http://www.rmh.mh.org.au/plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery/w1/i1001382/
*For information on previous fellows, please contact the fellowship institution directly.