Medical Training Opportunities
A state-wide training program in paediatrics is co-ordinated by the WCH and accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Intake is usually 14 trainees per year. Basic training runs for three years and rotations occur through general paediatrics, neonatology, paediatric emergency and medical sub-specialties.
For third and fourth years, registrar rotations are in general paediatrics, paediatric emergency, paediatric subspecialties, child psychiatry and community paediatrics. There is supervised clinical training and regular teaching sessions for basic trainees.
Advanced training lasts three years with positions for general paediatrics consisting of community and regional paediatric rotations, paediatric acute care rotations (neonatal intensive care and emergency) and general paediatric rotations.
Advanced training in subspecialty areas can commence in SA, however would usually require some interstate or overseas experience to complete. Fellowships are available in both clinical and research areas.
Training rotations are available at the WCH, Flinders Medical Centre, Lyell McEwin Health Service, Port Augusta Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital. In addition, there are community paediatric rotations.
Dr David Baulderstone, Director of Physician Training
last modified: 08 Jun 2018