Applications Open: 2016 WFSA Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship in Belgrade, Serbia


Applications are invited for two Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship positions in 2016 at University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia. The intended start dates are the 1st April 2016 and the 1st July 2016 (dependent on accreditation with the Serbian Medical Council) and the duration of the fellowship is 3 months.
University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade and the Institute for Health Protection of Mother and Child of Serbia are the largest hospitals specialising in healthcare for women and children in Serbia. The Departments of Paediatric Anaesthesia in each hospital have about 18 consultant anaesthesiologists and they provide complete anaesthetic cover for all elective and emergency operations for children ranging in age from new-borns to 18 years. Around 6,000 paediatric operations are performed per year in each of the two hospitals.
The overall all aim of the fellowship is to improve the quality and safety of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia in parts of Eastern Europe, the former Soviet republics and other low resource settings. The first two months of the fellowship will cover the fundamentals of paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia. During the third month, the fellow can gain additional experience in one of three modules:
· Cardiac anaesthesia
· Paediatric intensive care
· Regional anaesthesia and pain therapy
The fellowship is intended for a young fully qualified anaesthesiologist working in a low resource setting who wishes to improve knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric anaesthesia. Priority will be given to applicants from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, but applications from further afield may be considered.
For more information, please contact the programme head, Dr Dusica Simic

How to apply:
The closing date for applications is 30th October 2015. The successful applicants will be notified before the end of November.
Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:
· Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees
· Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s national anaesthetic society
· Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s head of department or hospital management
· Copy of medical degree
· Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification
· Copy of passport
Please send or email the form and documents to Nichola Page, WFSA Administrative Officer:
If scan/ email facilities are not available, documents can be posted to:
Nichola Page
Administration Officer
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
12 Portland Place
United Kingdom