Trainee Positions At Monash Medical Centre

Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton
VIC, 3168

Contact Details

A/Prof. Peter Kemspter
Phone : 613 8572 2614
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Training Positions : Three
Elective Training Positions : Two
Fellowships : Stroke, Movement Disorder

Core Position Descriptions
Core training comprises rotations as consultant registrar, inpatient Neurology registrar and inpatient registrar. Consultation registrars will review patients referred from other units including Dandenong and Casey Hospital (twice a week) and attends a range of outpatient clinics. The inpatient registrar is responsible for care of the Neurology and Epilepsy monitoring inpatients as well as attending a general Neurology outpatient clinic. Registrars are involved in Neurophysiology sessions. Registrars participate in a 1 week in four on call roster. In addition to clinical supervision, registrars attend weekly clinical meetings. Educational activities include weekly lectures, a journal club and presentations of ongoing research in the Department.

Neurophysiology training is extensive and conforms to the Neurology SAC's training requirements of supervised and logged neurophysiology procedures. Supervision of nerve conduction studies/EMG is structured as follows: Each trainee is required to spend one afternoon per week for 3 weeks out of every 4 of the duration of their training being supervised in nerve conduction studies/EMG by Dr V Gordon, Dr Y Lee (Director of Neurophysiology training). During this time they will learn to program a simple and complex nerve conduction study/EMG procedures.

In the fourth week of every month each trainee is required to spend one allocated afternoon for the reading of EEG's evoked potentials with supervision provided by Dr S Bower and Prof. U Seneviratne. In addition to supervision trainees will receive a formal lecture series on theoretical aspect of clinical neurophysiology.

Elective Position Descriptions
Stroke Fellowship: This is a stroke registrar position, responsible for inpatient care of stroke patients. We are offering a one year research and clinical fellowship in the field of Cerebrovascular Medicine at Monash Medical Centre and collaborating institutions. The strength of the unit is in MR and CT perfusion imaging and epidemiological research in the field of stroke and vascular dementia. Applicants should have medical qualifications recognised in Victoria and preferably be advanced trainee in Neurology/Geriatric/Endocrine Medicine (FRACP). Those undertaking a higher degree or post-doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Contact: A/Prof. Henry Ma (613) 8572 2614
Contact: Prof. Thanh Phan (613) 8572 2614

Movement Disorder Fellowship: The Movement Disorder Fellowship at Monash involves regular outpatient clinics, a deep brain stimulation program, advanced pharmacological therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Botulinum Toxin clinics. Applicants with a focus on research in Movement Disorders would be preferred and a research project involving a clinical study or a more basic research would be expected.

Contact: A/Prof. Peter Kempster (613) 8572 2614
Dr Sanjay Raghav (613) 8572 2614

Hospital Information

Monash Medical Centre is a University teaching hospital and is situated near Monash University. The inpatient Neurology unit consists of a combined total of 36 beds covering Neurology/Stroke (including epilepsy monitoring), plus 4 HDU beds. Outpatients consulting and neurophysiological investigations are conducted at Monash Neurology, the ambulatory neurological service provider within
the hospital.

Department Beds :
36 beds combined for Neurology and Stroke

Department Clinics
Several general neurology clinics per week

Department Specialty Clinics
First seizure, epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, neuro-oncology, Friedreich's Ataxia, behavioural neurology, neuropsychiatry

Department Meetings
Clinical Neurology
Movement Disorders
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Research in Progress
Journal Club
Monthly Invited Speaker
Joint Neurology-Neurosurgery

Department Staff
A/Prof. Peter Kempster
A/Prof. Henry Ma
Prof. Thanh Phan
Prof. Dominic Thyagarajan
A/Prof Ernest Butler
A/Prof Krishna Vaddadi
Dr Sanjay Raghav
Dr Simon Bower
Dr Victor Gordon
Dr Susan Mathers
Dr Ron Freilich
Dr Helene Roberts
Dr Yong Lee
Dr Henry Ma
Dr John Ly
Dr Saman Punchihewa
Dr Ben Clissold
Prof. Udaya Seneviratne
Dr Janaka Seneviratne
Dr Deepa Rajendran
Dr Yenni Lie
Dr Shaloo Singhal
Dr David Moses
Dr Michael Eller
Dr Catherine Ding

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology

Trainee Responsibilities
The Neurology Registrar positions fulfil RACP requirements for advanced training in Neurology. Registrars will alternate roles. There will be opportunities for training in Neurophysiological techniques inluding EEG and EMG.

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
Our philosophy for core training in neurology is accumulation of experience through apprenticeship in a supervised environment. Trainees will gain experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of neurological disorders. Trainees are required to make regular contributions to departmental clinical meetings and are encouraged to participate in clinical research. Regular meetings include neuroradiology, epilepsy program and combined meetings with neuropsychology and neurosurgery.

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