Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career academic medical staff from low and middle income countries, to enhance their clinical skills. 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.
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 teaching hospitals affiliated to universities in low and middle income Commonwealth countries.
Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are offered under the second of the CSC’s six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
The fellowship will develop the clinical skills that will improve health provision or outcomes for disadvantaged groups in low and middle income countries. It is expected that the beneficiary will disseminate the skills and knowledge gained on return home.
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British
Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
Have an academic appointment in an eligible Commonwealth country at one of the medical schools
recognised by the World Directory of Medical Schools. For more information, visit https://search.wdoms.org/
Be employed by a hospital affiliated to the Medical School where you have the academic appointment
Be available to start your fellowship in the UK in January 2020
Have qualified as a doctor before 1 October 2004
Have qualified at a medical school recognised by the World Directory of Medical Schools. For more information, visit https://search.wdoms.org
Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) within 2 months of being notified that you have been provisionally selected for an award. For more information on GMC requirements, visit https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/join-the-register/before-you-apply/evidence-of-yourknowledge-of-english
Have verified your primary medical qualification independently by the Educational Commission for Foreign
Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for General Medical Council (GMC) registration within 2 months of being notified that you have been provisionally selected for an award. For more information, visit https://www.gmcuk.org/registration-and-licensing/join-the-register/before-you-apply/primary-source-verification-forinternational-medical-graduates
You will be expected to participate in clinical practice during your 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.
The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/csc-disability-support-statement.