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Advanced Colorectal International Fellowship, Melbourne Australia 

Western Health
Melbourne (LGA), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

Start date: August 2024 
Duration: 12 months 
Lead supervisor: Professor Justin Yeung and Associate Professor Ian Faragher

A position for a 12 month Advanced Colorectal Fellowship will be available starting August 2024 for trainees who are at the end of their surgical training in the UK (ST7/8) and have FRCS (Gen Surg). This fellowship will be based at Western Health, the largest colorectal cancer unit in Melbourne, Victoria. 

We currently have 6 specialist colorectal consultants at Western Health. This is a very collegiate colorectal unit and we welcome Fellows to bring over their respective family. In 2023, the current colorectal fellow has completed 45 TME rectal resections and 125 other colorectal resectional cases as the primary operator.
This fellowship position will provide the following surgical experience-

  1. Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal and Robotic surgical experience.
  2. Advanced gynae-oncology surgical experience.
  3. Advanced endometriosis colorectal management at the Joan Kirner Women’s hospital
  4. Advanced IBD surgical management.
  5. Endoscopy
  6. Pelvic floor surgical management including developing a skill set of anorectal physiology assessment and endoanal ultrasound
  7. Emergency colorectal and general surgery on call experience
  8. Experience in Surgical Simulation development 

 In addition, the colorectal academic department is one of the largest colorectal research departments in Melbourne. Numerous opportunities to successfully complete research projects during this fellowship will also be strongly supported. 

Interested trainees, please contact Professor Justin Yeung for further discussion of the position. Closing date for EOI for this position is Friday 22nd March 2024.

Justin Yeung, Professor of Surgery and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon


Susan Teo, EA to Professor Justin Yeung

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Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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