Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career 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. These fellowships are offered under one of the CSC’s six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
Candidate must be a citizen of an eligible Commonwealth country or a British Protected Person.
- Eligible commonwealth countries include Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, St Lucia etc.
- Candidate must be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country eligible Commonwealth country
- Candidate must be have an academic appointment in an eligible Commonwealth country at one of the medical schools by the World Directory of Medical Schools, employed by a hospital affiliated to the Medical School where you have the academic appointment
- Candidate must have qualified as a doctor before 1 October 2005
- Candidate must have qualified at a medical school recognised by the World Directory of Medical Schools
- Candidate must have the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC)
- Candidate must be have verified their primary medical qualification independently by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for General Medical Council (GMC)
- Candidate is awarded a fully funded scholarship