Commonwealth Medical Fellowships

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.

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