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Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship Program


Changi General Hospital is a major teaching hospital in Singapore with more than 1000 beds. There are ten major operating theatres and four-day surgery operating theatres. The Department of Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive care provides perioperative anaesthestic care for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, ENT surgery, urological surgery, neurosurgery and other subspecialties.

Our department has a regional anaesthesia interest group comprising of members who are enthusiastic in performance and advancement of regional anaesthesia techniques. Many members are regular invited faculty for international workshops/ conferences. Our department has organised and hosted several ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia workshops, including the first ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia cadaveric workshop held in Singapore in 2013. The department is also actively involved in the regional anaesthesia module of the local residency program.

Program Outline

We offer a regional anaesthesia fellowship program to fellows who have completed their basic medical degree and postgraduate training in anaesthesia. The aim of the fellowship is to provide exposure and hands-on experience in performing basic to advanced regional anaesthesia techniques, including perineural catheter techinques. Fellows will be rotated to the block room or operating lists with more opportunities to perform regional anaesthesia techniques. Fellows will also have an opportunity to participate in research projects and teaching activities. With an experienced teaching faculty and an average of more than 3000 peripheral nerve blocks performed annually, the fellow is expected to receive ample exposure and teaching during their attachment with us. The duration of fellowship is 12 months. A six-month program can be considered if the fellow would like to combine it with other fellowship programs offered by the department.

Position Requirements

Candidates must possess a basic medical degree; and a postgraduate medical qualification registrable with Singapore Medical Council; and; OR are in an anaesthesiology training program recognised in Singapore and passed the final examination of FANZCA or FRCA. Candidates must also fulfil other criteria as stipulated by Singapore Medical Council for Conditional Medical Registration; and meet English Language proficiency requirement of SMC if the medium of instruction for the basic medical qualification is not in English Language.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants may submit their Curriculum Vitae, two supporting testimonials and a cover letter stating their reasons for applying for the fellowship.

Applications need to be submitted at least nine months before intended start date. Suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.

The Department of Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care, Changi General Hospital, is pleased to offer a position to an exceptional individual for a one-year fellowship in advanced airway management and simulation, in collaboration with the Changi Simulation Institute.

Our department comprises of local and international faculty, as well as pivotal members belonging to the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists' Airway Special Interest Group, who are highly motivated in the teaching and advancement of airway management skills. We have organised a variety of airway workshops and courses, including the first cadaveric advanced airway workshop in the region in 2013. We are actively involved in the teaching and formulation of the airway anaesthesia module of the local residency program. The Changi Simulation Institute, located within our premises, houses state-of-the-art facilities and regularly runs in-house and external simulation workshops, making it an excellent resource for the Fellow to organise and conduct airway and other simulation training for the department and its trainees.

The Fellow is expected to acquire and demonstrate expertise in airway evaluation and alternative management techniques, eventually serving as a departmental resource to assist in the teaching and management of difficult airways. The Fellow will be exposed to otorhinolaryngology and head and neck lists, and be given the opportunity to run the emergency airway service. In addition, we encourage the Fellow to initiate and participate in research and educational activities such as presenting and teaching at local and international conferences and workshops. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to assist in the execution of the local airway workshop, as well as be involved in the updating of the airway teaching curriculum for local residents and medical students. During the one year Fellowship, the Fellow will have ample opportunities to utilise the Simulation Institute to organise and run simulation training, as well as attend local courses to gain further exposure to medical simulation and education.

Further details with regards to the program may be found here (Annex I). More information about Singapore, Changi General Hospital and the Department of Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care may be found here. (Annex II)

Interested applicants who have completed their basic medical degree and postgraduate training in Anaesthesia (or passed the ANZCA final examinations) may submit their Curriculum Vitae, 2 supporting references / testimonials and a cover letter stating their reasons for applying. Application for the Fellowship position is now open.

For further enquiries, please email:

Ms Amanda Lim Yingquan,

Dr Lim Yean Chin

Program Director, CGH Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship Program