O&G Global Health Fellowship
South Africa 2019 Recruitment
Health Education East of England School of O&G are pleased to offer, through Africa Health Placements (www.ahp.org.za) a one year O&G Global Health Fellow (PGHF) clinical posts, based in rural community hospitals in either Kwa Zulu Natal or the Eastern Cape in South Africa.
Successful applicants for Global Health Fellowships will undertake a year in South Africa within the context of time out of programme (OOPE) as described in the Health Education England, East of England guidelines. Applications for Global Health Fellowships will be made during the ST1 year. Competitive interviews will then be held to decide who can be offered a Global Health Fellowship. The OOPE posts in South Africa will be undertaken at the end of ST1 or ST2 and Trainees will then return to complete their programme.
The AHP organisation has a mission to support and enhance healthcare systems in rural Africa. AHP will arrange all the required paperwork, visas and provide on-going support for you during the placement. The basic monthly salary is currently 62,000 SA Rand per month, equivalent to approximately £3,400 per month. Successful appointees will be required to pay in stages a deployment fee of about £5000 to AHP to secure the post and cover administration costs.
The aim of these posts is to enable O&G trainees to develop skills and competencies in Global Health Medicine a theme that can be further developed throughout their O&G training in conjunction with the RCPCH Global Links Programme. Trainees can undertake an on-line Diploma in Tropical Medicine or equivalent.
Successful PGHF will commence their training programme in summer 2020 or 2021. The timing of the deployment to South Africa will be agreed on an individual basis with their TPD and will depend on satisfactory progress in their training, including ARCPs and exams. The earliest a trainee could be deployed would be the end of ST1 (summer 2020) The 12 month placements will be taken as an OOPE. The PGHF will return to the O&G training programme at an appropriate level which will also be agreed on an individual basis with their TPD.
Please find full details of this incredible OOPE opportunity below.