registrars in PMB
Anaesthetic registrars are trained in Pietermaritzburg (PMB) as part of the UKZN Anaesthesia registrar training program ( ) . Registrars who join the UKZN registrar training program are able to complete up to 30 months of their training within the PMB metropole. As an anaesthetic registrar in PMB you will be rotated through structured training blocks which include obstetric anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia and neonatal intensive care, adult intensive care, acute and chronic pain, and burns anaesthesia. In addition you will gain experience in the management of high risk patients undergoing major surgery, be trained in advanced airway management, as well as ultra-sound guided regional anaesthesia.
Before being registered as an anaesthetic specialist all registrars are required to successfully write the complete FCA Part 1 and 2 exams, as well as completing a Masters in Medicine (Anaesthesia) through UKZN by thesis or publication. First year registrars will be provided with protected time during which they will be allowed to attend the FCA Part 1 training program presented by the department. In addition you will be assigned a supervisor who will assist you in completing your M.Med degree.
After completion of your rotations and after successful completion of the FCA Part 1 exam you will be able to rotate down to Durban to receive training in cardiothoracics, vascular, paediatrics, and neuro. On completion of these rotations, and with obtaining the FCA Part 2, you may request to be rotated back to PMB