Medical Training Opportunities
In addition to being the largest obstetric hospital in South Australia, the WCH provides a maternal fetal medicine service for South Australia and the Northern Territory and some parts of Victoria and New South Wales.
An extensive orientation program is run at the beginning of each year which covers areas such as emergency, newborn resuscitation and interpretation of fetal heart rate traces.
WCHN Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department currently employs 1 Intern, 11 RMOs and 16 Registrars. The Intern rotates here here for eight weeks on rotation from the Royal Adelaide Hospital. They cover primarily post-natal, delivery and women’s assessment service.
The RMO’s, some of whom are in GP training, and others who are looking to pursue specialist training participate in antenatal clinics amongst other duties.
In addition, the Registrars encompass Advanced Trainees, ITP Registrars and Service Registrars. Some are junior registrars aiming to enter the Integrated Training Program the following year, whilst others are more senior and trained overseas and wish to get credentials acknowledged by the College in order to sit the MRANZCOG exam.
The special areas of expertise include maternal fetal medicine with invasive procedures performed such as amniocentesis, CVS, fetal blood sampling and intra-uterine transfusion. There is a special interest in ultrasound scanning.
Registrars rotate through antenatal and postnatal wards and clinics, delivery suite and women’s assessment service (emergency).
Dr Dee McCormack, Director of Obstetrics
last modified: 25 May 2016