Anaesthetic Registrar training is considered
to be one of the best in Australia. Our pass rate for the final FANZCA has been 100% in 12 of the last 15 years. Prizes for the
best Australasian candidate have been earned 4 times for the Primary FANZCA and 4 times for the final FANZCA in the past 14 years.
The Department runs continuing medical education workshops for the Anaesthetic
community and Departmental meetings which are of a very high standard. Members of the Department give an average of 10 international,
6 national and 6 local conference presentations each year.
The St. Vincent's Anaesthetic
Nursing course was the first in Melbourne and has continued to develop rapidly over the past 5 years.
The Anaesthetic Department has an active research
program which contributes significantly to the quality of anaesthetic research worldwide. Our research has attracted research
funding from ANZCA, NHMRC, St. Vincent's Hospital and Pharmaceutical companies. In the past 10 years there have been an average
of 9 ongoing projects a year.
Administration and Service to the professional community
The Quality Assurance program run by the Department is recognised as one of the best in Australia because of the method of
collection and its correlation.
The Department contributes to the Research,
Pharmacy, Resuscitation, Day Surgery, Theatre and Senior Medical Staff Committees.
Service to the professional community has been achieved by involvement of members of the Department with the ANZCA Examination Committee,
CVP Special Interest Group, Victorian Regional Committee and Extracorporeal Perfusion Group. They also have executive roles
with the Victorian Regional Branch and the AMA, the Victorian Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity,
and the Victorian Transoesophageal Echocardiography Group.