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Call for Applications: NMCH/SICKKIDS EDUCATION PROGRAM

ANNOUNCEMENT

SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is offering opportunities to South African healthcare providers working with children in government healthcare facilities to advance their training or skills in their specialty or sub-specialty at SickKids Hospital. The primary focus is to empower those who will be working at NMCH or will be rotating or attached to the hospital in one form or another. The training will include joining a full Fellowship training program offered by SickKids in a specific subspecialty, and training on certain skills. The time to be spent in Canada will depend on the purpose that one is joining the program. 

ELIGIBILITY

Any South African medical specialist currently working in Pediatrics or with children in the Public sector in South Africa, wishing to do Fellowships in: 

  1. Paediatric Intensive Care with focus on Cardiac ICU
  2. Cardiology with focus on Electrophysiology
  3. Cardiothoracic Surgery
  4. Paediatric Oncology and Haematology 
  5. Orthopedics with focus on Spinal surgery  
  6. Paediatric Surgery with focus on Oncology and Endocrine surgery 

REQUIREMENTS

The successful applicants will be expected at the end of their rotation at SickKids to contribute back through working at NMCH as full-time employees or through rotating at the hospital or being attached to a clinical department whose healthcare providers rotate at NMCH. Duration of the scholarship periods vary: 

Option 1: For candidates joining a full fellowship program, the time will vary from 12 to 24 months at SickKids. 

Option 2: For candidates joining the program to acquire a certain/specific skill, they will be expected to spend a minimum of 6 months at SickKids.

NB: TRAINING DURATION WILL BE DETERMINED BY SICKKIDS HOSPITAL

SPONSORSHIP

This program is fully funded and will cover costs of visa applications, administration fees for licensing, return economy flights, accommodation and reasonable living expenses.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications should be submitted to NMCH and must include: A CV, motivation letter and supporting letter from their Head of Division or Department. Candidates who meet the criteria will be invited for preliminary interviews led by NMCH. Please note that you will only be contacted if you have been shortlisted for the preliminary interview by 16 September 2019. Successful candidates from the preliminary interviews will be further screened by the SickKids Fellowship Admissions Committee to assess their suitability for fellowship at SickKids. A final interview will only be offered to those who meet all SickKids Fellowship criteria. If you are a successful candidate for the fellowship, you will be contacted by SickKids.

Please submit all application documents to Pontsho Nage at Fellowships@nmch.org.za 

Enquiries: Fellowships@nmch.org.za

Closing date: 10 September 2019