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Dr Ross Scott-Weekly,  Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

Dr Ross Scott-Weekly will be undertaking a Paediatric Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

 

Dr Ross Scott-Weekly completed his Provisional Fellowship in Anaesthesia with the Southern District Health Board in Dunedin. In his nomination of Dr Scott-Weekly, Dr Jason Henwood states that he “has contributed significantly to the quality of clinical anaesthesia and the teaching of it to fellow registrars and medical students in our hospital. Despite a busy training program as a registrar he has maintained a significant contribution of community service through his work with St John Ambulance. Using his extensive interest in the use of IT he is also collaborating with some of the research team of our department refining the computer modelling of a pharmcio-kinetic study”.

 

Dr Scott-Weekly has recently completed a post-graduate certificate in clinical education through the University of Education, and the Royal Melbourne has committed to giving him the opportunity to practise and improve his abilities in teaching.  During his fellowship he will have exposure to a number of paediatric sub-specialities including craniofacial, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical and transplant surgery. Dr Scott-Weekly  hopes that there will also be an opportunity for him to further his research interests while in Australia.

 

Dr Scott-Weekly would like to return to Dunedin as a specialist following his fellowship. “The chance to work in the exciting fields of teaching and research, in addition to providing clinical anaesthesia to children, is one that I would love to grab.”