London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering fully-funded positions for doctors from low- and middle-income countries. These opportunities are available for pursuing three-month Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
The aim of the intensive professional development programme is to build capacity for postgraduate training and clinical research in Africa, including for doctors from outside the Region who intend to work locally.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.
Applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English and of English comprehension. The School may ask applicants to provide evidence of a satisfactory standard of English; a list of approved tests is available on request.
Course Level: The Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (East African Partnership) is a three-month, full-time short course taught by School staff and colleagues in Tanzania and Uganda.
Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Award: Full opportunities are competitively awarded to postgraduate doctors from low- and middle-income countries. Scholarships cover tuition fees, course material, examination costs, accommodation and transport during the course. They do not cover study visas, meals, travel from Moshi to Kampala, internet connections or incidental spending.
The award can be taken in the Africa ( Tanzania and Uganda)
- The DTM&H: East African Partnership programme is open to doctors who hold a medical qualification from a recognised medical school in any country and are registered to practice medicine by their national regulatory authority. Preference will normally be given to doctors who have several years’ experience in clinical practice with an aptitude for clinical research who can demonstrate intent to work in Africa.
- Nurses, clinical officers and other medical professionals without a medical degree cannot be admitted since the programme is open to fully qualified physicians.
- All students will be required to show an original or notarised copy of their primary medical qualification to a representative of LSHTM Registry at registration. A copy of this will be kept on record.
- Comprehensive travel health insurance is mandatory and will be checked in advance.
Nationality: The studentships are open to doctors from low- and middle-income countries.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants should hold a medical qualification from a recognised medical school in any country.
English Language Requirement: Applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English and of English comprehension. The School may ask applicants to provide evidence of a satisfactory standard of English; a list of approved tests is available on request.
How to Apply: Applicants should complete the online application form. As part of the assessment process applicants should submit a 500 – 800 word article on The current crisis in human resources for health in Africa. The article should be written in the style of an editorial from an academic journal such as the Lancet and should include references. The references do not count towards the word limit. Applicants will need to upload the essay on the last page of the online application form.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2017.