The course began in 2010 to provide a local exam programme for New Zealand trainees. It is now in its sixth year and continues to grow in demand.
Last year’s course was oversubscribed and we welcomed trainees from Hong Kong and Singapore as well as Australia and New Zealand.
As in previous years, the number of candidates will be limited to just thirty to ensure that course quality is maintained.
The course is tightly exam focussed, with a mixture of interactive teaching, simulation, practice exam questions, vivas and clinical ‘hot case’ scenarios. We aim to teach exam technique and summarise relevant knowledge, particularly in areas that are often misunderstood or poorly explained in standard texts.
Following feedback from previous years, candidates will be assigned to one of 2 groups. These are:
Group 1 is for candidates imminently sitting the clinical component; Group 2 is more suitable for candidates who are earlier on in their exam preparation. Applicants will be asked to express a preference for group allocation at the time of registration; the course convener will assign groups dependent on availability.
Both groups will have equal opportunity to attend the lecture components of the course. The course registration fee for both groups is the same.
The course faculty is being finalised and will be announced soon. It will include local and international Intensivists who are invited for their educational expertise and passion for teaching. Some are also graduates of previous year’s courses who have recently achieved success in the Fellowship exam.
Dr.George Bax (Intensive Care SR & Course Co-Convenor*)
Dr.Shawn Sturland (Intensivist*)
Dr.James Moore (Anaesthetist & Intensivist*)
Dr.James Broadbent (Anaesthetist & Intensivist*)
Dr.James Taylor (Microbiologist & General Physician*)
Mel Heaphy (Actress, Wellington)
Dr.Debra Chalmers (Intensivist, Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Hawke’s Bay)
Dr.Louise Trent (Intensivist, Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Hawke’s Bay)
Dr.Alex Browne (Emergency Medicine & Intensivist, Nelson Hospital, Nelson)
Dr.Sabine Pecher (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Hutt Hospital, Wellington)
Dr.Colin Barnes (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Hutt Hospital, Welington)
Dr.Andrew Stapleton (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Hutt Hospital, Wellington)
Dr.Rob Bevan (Intensivist, North Shore Hospital, Auckland)
Dr.Ywain Lawrey (Intensivist, North Shore Hospital, Auckland)
Dr.Laurence Walker (Intensivist, CVICU, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland)
Dr.Sara Allen (Intensivist, CVICU, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland)
Dr.Alex Browne (Intensivist & ED Specialist, Nelson Hospital, Nelson)
Dr.Carl Horsley (Intensivist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland)
Dr.Nic Randall (Intensivist, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland)
Dr.Jon Albrett (Anaesthetist & Intensivist, Waikato Hospital)
*indicates staff working in Wellington Regional Hospital
The Course Administrator can be contacted either by email directly or by using the red & white envelope icon on every screen. An electronic business card can be downloaded using the button below.
The 2016 course is now full so registration has closed. Please register an interest through the contact page if you wish to be wait listed.