Training in Bendigo Health
We offer a comprehensive weekly teaching program which is very well received by our registrars. We run monthly simulation days, regular ultrasound training and monthly joint paediatric education. We have partnered with Zedu and bring them to Bendigo twice yearly for ultrasound training, with all costs covered. In recent years we have funded registrars to do various courses including APLS, ALS and additional ultrasound training.
We have a steady stream of registrars sitting primary and fellowship exams with us. As there are usually only a couple of you sitting, we are able to tailor our exam preparation directly to your needs, often with one-on-one sessions. This has been hugely successful with an extremely high pass rateacross all exams in recent years.
A major benefit of working in a regional ED such as Bendigo is that we are the only ED in the region, meaning that you are exposed to the whole range of presentations possible in Emergency Medicine. We a regional trauma centre and our on-site helipad allows us to receive critically ill or injured patients from our region meaning you will be exposed to a range of high-acuity patients and procedures in your time with us. Our ED sees approximately 25% paediatrics, giving you great exposure to paediatric emergency medicine. Trainees generally find it very easy to compete their paediatric logbook while in Bendigo.
You will work in a very supportive environment with lots of direct FACEM supervision. We have an enthusiastic bunch of consultants and, while the department is growing, we are still small enough that they get to know you personally, unlike some of the larger metropolitan centres.