Specialist anaesthetists have at least 11 years of medical training
- 4 to 6 years of basic medical school (varies with each university)
- minimum 2 years of working as a doctor gaining general experience in hospital (“resident”)
- 5 years of specialized anaesthetic training (“registrar”)
The formal anaesthetic training curriculum also includes components of intensive care medicine and pain medicine, and qualification (“Fellowship”) is overseen by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.