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[afro-nets] Pediatric endocrinology training program - Third intake
- From: "Program Assistant" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:44:00 +0300
The World Diabetes Foundation in conjunction with University of Nairobi, Gertrude's Children Hospital, Aga Khan University Hospital, and the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinologist (ESPE) is pleased to announce the third intake candidates for the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship program.
The goals of the program are to:
* Provide pediatricians with in-depth knowledge and skill to diagnose and manage childhood diabetes mellitus and other endocrine disorders with a mix of onsite and home country training. * Facilitate establishment of comprehensive Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Centers of Excellence in each country.
The program is tutored by both local and international faculty; some of Europe's best pediatric endocrinologists have and will be among the teaching staff. Learning comprises six months of both didactic and practical at the collaborating institutions in Nairobi, nine months of practice and research in the home institute and three months of consolidation and sitting for oral and written exams. Certification of completing a Pediatric endocrine and Diabetes fellowship will be by ESPE.
Commencement of Program: 3rd August 2009.-31st January 2010. Home institution practice: 1st Febrary-31st October 2010.Consolidation: 1st November 2010-31st January 2011.
Application deadline: 31 March, 2009
The language of instruction in the program is English.
World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) is awarding 9 scholarships for each intake of certified pediatricians from the public sector. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition, modest stipend, accommodation and international air tickets. It's expected that the fellows will remain on their home institution payroll throughout the nine months of training in Nairobi. Upon completion of this training, candidates will be required to apply the knowledge and skills gained and start a centre of excellence in their home country, supervised and supported by ESPE members.
Eligibility for application includes:
* National Medical Board recognition of specialist training in Pediatrics
* Letter of recommendation from two referees- academic and social attesting to suitability of the candidate to undertake higher training in the sub specialty
* Guarantee of availability of a practicing and training position in a public hospital/university for at least three (3) years after graduation from the program.
* Guaranty of candidate to remain on the home institute payroll while in Nairobi
* Ability to raise international medical insurance cover.
Short-listed applicants will be contacted at least three months before the course begins
To apply for these scholarships and access additional information on the program,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Visit the Gertrude's Children's Hospital website http://www.gerties.org/paed_course.php
Telephone no. +254 020 3763474-7 or +254 020 720 600 ext 372.
Fax no. +254 0203763281.
Address: Pediatric Endocrinology Training Centre for Kenya
Gertrude's Children's Hospital
P.O BOX 42325-00100