Resident Medical Officer (RMO)back to Department of Anaesthesia
The region is well known for high quality anaesthetic training and clinical experience. All requirements of ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) can be met within the Midland Region.
A detailed discription of how this program functions is available as an attached document.
Teaching is a strength for the Midland Region. There is weekly teaching including local tailored entry level sessions at all centres. Waikato Hospital conducts weekly formal teaching for both Part One and Two. This is also open to registrars at Rotorua and Tauranga who are preparing for the exam.
Places for the annual Waikato Part One Course are highly sought after. This combines teaching sessions with significant viva exam preparation and is run for two weeks in May.
Exam results from the throughout the Midland Region continue to be consistently good.
Opportunities arise from entry level to through to fellowship positions. In keeping with national agreed RMO recruitment dates, the principle employment cycle is Nov/ Nov (SHO) and Dec/ Dec (Registrar) although enquiries are welcome at any time and mid-cycle appointments are sometimes possible.
The RMO MECA (Multi Employer Collective Agreement) is available to all RMOs.
If you are interested in working in the Midland Region direct contact with the relevant Department of Anaesthesia is encouraged. Usually this will be with the Supervisor of Training, but the Anaesthetic Department Secretary will also be able to help. There is also a Rotational Supervisor who you are welcome to contact. While you will need to satisfy organisational processes, the usual RMO Unit/ Human Resource processes are modified for Anaesthetic appointments. Interviews, when offered, invariably include the Supervisor of Training. These people will assist you navigating the process.