What is an Anaesthetist?
An anaesthetist is a doctor who has graduated from medical school, completed internship and residency years and then embarked on a (5+ years) vocational training program to become a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). The training program includes supervised practice, examinations and experience across disciplines with the ability to focus on sub-specialty interests.
Anaesthetists are trained in clinical anaesthesia, pain management, perioperative medicine, resuscitation, intensive care and are frequently updated in the management of emergencies. This broad foundation provides the knowledge to assist in managing each unique patient that they care for.
All members of East Melbourne Anaesthesia are Fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and fulfil Continuing Professional Development requirements through education, teaching, research and quality assurance.