We offer one airway fellowship per year.
On average over the course of the year, the airway fellow should expect to be on an airway-specific list at least 2 days per week. The fellow will get preference for airway lists which include:
Complex Head and Neck Surgery including free flap reconstruction
Airway Surgery including shared airway and laser cases
Thoracic Surgery and double lumen tubes
Other surgical lists with patients with a known difficult airway
The airway fellow receives protected non-clinical time to attend ENT clinic to learn nasendoscopy techniques from the ENT surgeons, and participate in trache rounds with the ICU team. Research is encouraged and the airway fellow can engage with airway projects taking place in the department or initiate projects of their own.
As St Vincent’s is a teaching hospital there are numerous opportunities for airway teaching including at the yearly St.Vincent’s Anaesthesia Department Workshop, and with anaesthesia trainees, medical students and nursing staff.
The airway fellow is supported by a team of fellowship mentors, all of whom have participated in an airway fellowship themselves. Beyond this, many members of the department have specialised interests in advanced airway techniques and many have international fellowship experience in this area.