Note : To be considered for the Medical Fellowship, applicants must have submitted their application using the Commonwealth Scholarship Commissions online application form, which closed on 21 May 2018 at 23.59 (BST). The application deadline of the 27th of May applies to application submission to HEC for only those who have already completed and submitted an online application with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career medical staff from low and middle income countries, to enhance their clinical skills. Awards are tenable at approved UK university hospital. Fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Medical Fellowships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. These fellowships are offered under the following CSC theme: "Strengthening health systems and capacity".
PURPOSE AND TENURE
The primary aims of Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are to provide mid-career medics with the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces. The fellowship will develop knowledge and/or skills that will improve health provision or outcomes for disadvantaged groups in low and middle income countries. A range of approaches could be adopted, such as training staff to fill critical shortage areas; establishing better systems, processes, or management; health promotion and improving understanding of non-take up; or developing new treatments