Zambian Anaesthetic Development Programme

6 or 12 month placement for senior trainees (post FRCA)
3 or 6 month placement for junior trainees (CT2+)
Based at University Hospital, Lusaka.

Closing dates: 24 Nov (senior trainees), 8 Dec (junior trainees)

Programme has been running since 2012.  Has been approved by RCOA for OOPT in Anaesthesia in Developing Countries module.
Trainees will be exposed to a varied and challenging case mix, and will gain education experience, including simulation based teaching and the development of educational resources. Also experience in leadership and patient safety, including supporting systems changes to improve the quality of perioperative care in Zambia.  There are also opportunities for involvement in research projects.

3 days per week clinical: in theatre or ICU.  Opportunity to undertake many subspecialties, providing supervision and one-to-one teaching.
2 days per week non-clinical: Opportunity to work on education and quality improvement projects.

To apply send a CV and 300 words: why you would like this post and what you could contribute.



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Trainee feedback

"I gained much more from this Fellowship than I could have imagined. The experiences I had in developing the anaesthesia training and working on education components of the programme has really increased my passion for education and developing training as well as my enthusiasm and understanding of global health and development. I had the opportunity to manage cases both in theatre and on the Intensive Care Unit that I would never have seen in the UK. Additionally, the experiences I had in caring for patients in a low-resource environment, leading theatre lists daily, helping to organise theatres and resolve problems, and supervising trainees has been excellent training for what is needed to be a Consultant in the UK. Outside of work the travel opportunities were endless. Zambia is a beautiful country with almost year-long great weather! The safari experiences among other things are excellent and I managed quite a few trips."

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