Trainee Positions At University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health

University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health
Neurosceinces Department Geelong Hospital
PO Box 281
VIC, 3220

Contact Details

Dr Paul Talman
Phone : 03 5289 7336
www :


Training Positions : 2
Elective Training Positions :
Fellowships :

Core Position Descriptions

Appointments for interviews can be made by contacting Benita Crothers 03 42150713 or via email VIDEO INTERVIEWS ARE POSSIBLE IF REQUIRED.

INTERVIEWS WILL BE IN AUGUST 2020 FROM 12MD TO 3PM on a Saturday to be confirmed.


Elective Position Descriptions

Hospital Information

University Hospital Geelong is a Deakin University teaching hospital and is situated 75 kilometres south-west of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and serves a population catchment of approximately 450,000 people. The Hospital has a full range of specialty surgical and medical services, including paediatrics, obstetrics, cancer and critical care services. There are Professorial Departments in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry and a joint clinical school Deakin University. Comprehensive Pathology and Medical Imaging services, including spiral CT and MRI, Dw MRI and MR spectroscopy, support the clinical services.
The hospital is only 25 minutes from some of the best surf beaches in Australia if not the world. It is also one of Australia's premier wine growing regions. It is only 1 hour from Melbourne either by car on a dual lane highway or by train.

Department Beds :
8 general neurology beds 2 video-EEG telemetry beds 15 Stroke Unit bedsAverage 15-25 in-patients

Department Clinics
General Neurology Stroke Prevention EMG/NCS ClinicEEG reporting sessionEpilepsy clinicMovement Disorder Clinic

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke prevention and intervention clinics

Department Meetings
Weekly Neurology Meeting
Weekly Neuroradiology Meeting

Department Staff
A/Prof Paul Talman (Director of Neurosciences)
Dr Ross Carne (Director of Neurophysiology)
Dr Ben Clissold (Director of Neuroscience inpatient service.
Dr Sujith Ayyappan
Dr Abhishek Malhotra
Dr Rohith Maknonahalli
Dr Peter Batchelor
Dr Caron Chapman
A/Prof Cameron Shaw
Dr J P Nicolo.
Dr Cassie Nesbitt
Dr Chris Macauley-Powell

Mr Peter McNeill Neurosurgery Consulting
Mr Nick Hall Neurosurgery

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
The Stroke and neurology units currently are combined with a 2nd year HMO, a 3rd year HMO and 2 advanced trainee registrars in neurology. A detailed hand book and time table of activity will be sent to applicants and discussed at the Information session on the 17th of August 2011.

Trainee Responsibilities
On Call commitment
2 nights per week (1 night if on call for next weekend)
1 weekend in 4 (friday through to sunday)

Attendance at Scientific Meetings. Australian Association of Neurology annual meeting, the EEG Workshop and Neuropathology workshop. Attendance at the AAN meeting and Annual Neuropathology course paid for by neuroscience Department.

Selection Criteria

Philosophy Of Training
The emphasis is on the acquisition of clinical skills and experience in both Stroke and General Neurology in a tertiary care centre (Geelong Hospital is the only public hospital in Geelong, but patients are secondarily referred from the western district) where the very common neurological diseases are managed. Advanced Trainees are encouraged to become involved in clinical research projects and to present at local and national meetings.

Neurology Training In State
attendance at weekly neurology teaching sessions in Melbourne

Other Information