Commonwealth Medical Fellowships (Enhancing Clinical Skills) are offered for mid-career medical staff from developing Commonwealth countries. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
You can apply for a Commonwealth Medical Fellowship to spend between three and six months at an approved UK university hospital, learning or improving a specific clinical skill.
Purpose: To provide mid-career medics with the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces.
Intended beneficiaries: Mid-career medics working in universities or affiliated teaching hospitals in developing Commonwealth countries.
Fellows are expected to participate in clinical practice during their fellowship, and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). If your proposed programme does not require this registration, your application will be considered ineligible.
To apply for these fellowships, you must:
– Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
– Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
– Be employed by a hospital affiliated to a university
– Be nominated to the CSC by an eligible institution
– Be available to start your fellowship in the UK on 1 October 2017
– Have qualified as a doctor between 1 October 2007 and 30 September 2010, or before 1 October 2002
– Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) by 15 May 2017
The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange.
Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.
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