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Commonwealth developing countries student Medical Fellowships 2015

UK departments for International Development (DFID) is inviting application for Medical fellowships available for doctors and dentists from Developing Commonwealth Countries. These fellowships are for mid-career clinical staff to learn a new medical or dental skill, to practise the new medical or dental skill, and to network with others in the same and related specialties. Awards are tenable for between three months and six months at any approved UK University Hospital experience suggests that a minimum of 4 months is sensible. The EAS will close to all applicants on 3 December 2014.

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are offered to doctors and dentists from developing Commonwealth
countries to enable them to spend between three and six months at a UK hospital undertaking a programme designed to enhance their clinical skills. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The primary aims of the Enhancing Clinical Skills
Awards are for the award holder to learn a new clinical skill, to practise the new clinical skill, and to network with others in the same and related specialties. The secondary aims are for the award holder to participate
in the academic activities of the host organisation, and
to conduct small-scale research projects.

Study Subject(s):
Fellowships are awarded to
undertake a programme designed to enhance clinical skills.

Course Level:
Fellowships are available to doctors and dentists to enable them to spend between three and six
months at a UK hospital.

To apply for a Commonwealth Medical Fellowship, candidates should:
-Be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British
protected persons

-Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country

-Be employed by a hospital affiliated to a university
which is eligible to nominate candidates to the

-Be available to commence their Medical Fellowship in
the United Kingdom on 1 October 2015

-Have qualified as either a doctor or dentist between 1
October 2005 and 30 September 2008, or before 1st October 2000

– Meet the English language requirements of the General
Medical Council (GMC) or General Dental Council (GDC) by 6 March 2015.

The Commission wishes to promote equal opportunity,
gender equity and cultural exchange. Applications are
encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of developing Commonwealth country

Anguilla, Antigua
and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda,
Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica,
Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada,
Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi,Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique,Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea,Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka,Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin
Islands (British) and Zambia can apply for these
Commonwealth Medical Fellowships.

Awards are tenable for between three months and six months; experience suggests that a minimum of 4 months is sensible. Awards are tenable at any approved UK University Hospital.

Each Commonwealth Medical Fellowship provides:

-Approved airfare to the United Kingdom and return on expiry of the Medical Fellowship (the cost of journeys made before final award confirmation will not normally be reimbursed, nor can fares be paid for a Medical Fellow’s dependants)

-A research support grant

-A personal maintenance allowance at the rate of
£1,563 per month (£1,938 per month for those studying at institutions in the London Metropolitan area) – rates quoted at 2014-2015 levels

-Reimbursement of the fee for a single English
language test and of the fee for GMC/GDC registration

-An initial arrival allowance

-A grant for expenses for approved travel within the
United Kingdom or overseas

-Candidates should note that there is no spouse or
child allowance available. A Medical Fellow who is widowed, divorced or a lone parent and is accompanied
by children for whom she/he is solely legally responsible will receive an allowance in respect of the
first accompanying child and child allowances for the
second and third accompanying children. The level of financial support given towards the costs of family maintenance in the UK is under review and is subject to change in terms of both eligibility and rate availability.

Selection Criteria:

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

-Academic merit of the candidate

-Quality of the application

-Likely impact of the work on the development of the
candidate’s home country
Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:

All applications must be made through a nominating university in your home country. A full list of bodies invited to nominate can be found on the CSC website. Those wishing to be considered for inclusion in the list of institutions invited should contact the Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth Scholarship
Commission. You must check with them in the first instance for specific advice on how to make an application and for their own closing date. All
Commonwealth Medical Fellowship candidates must
submit their application form using Electronic Application System (EAS) .click here

Deadline: The EAS will close to all applicants on 3rd December 2014 and no further applications can be submitted after that date.

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