WOC-UK Trainee Travelling Fellowship

There will be two opportunities per year for trainees to apply, with deadlines at the end of May and end of November. One fellowship will be awarded at the January financial planning committee meeting and one will be awarded at the WOC-UK June conference committee meeting. 

There are two eponymous fellowships available for orthopaedic trainees who are planning to spend a period of time working in the developing world. Each award is for £1500 towards the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenses.

The Gauvain Fellowship : Sir Henry Gauvain, M.D., MChir. Camb., F.R.C.S. Eng., was the the Medical Superintendent of Lord Mayor Treloar’s Hospital in Alton for more than 25 years. He was skilled surgeon and a keen proponent of the beneficial qualities of sunlight for healing. His name became synonymous with the pioneering work of the hospital with physically disabled children. When the orthopaedic hospital was closed by the government of the day in 1995, the people of Alton wished his memory to be upheld in the medical world by the award of this fellowship. 

Deadline: 31st May 2020

The Ginger Wilson Bursary: Ginger Wilson was an inaugural founding member and signatory of WOC international and an outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeon of International regard. To commemorate the sad passing of Ginger and his wife Pat, WOC-UK have decided to instigate a discretionary financial award to help support British Orthopaedic Trainees who wish to spend some time during their training, working in developing countries. 

Deadline: 31st November 2020

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Applicants must be WOC-UK members

  2. Applicants can only be awarded an eponymous fellowship once, but those who have previously applied for a fellowship and been unsuccessful can apply again

  3. Fellowships cannot be awarded retrospectively. 

  4. On completion of the fellowship, WOC-UK requires all successful applicants to submit a report about their fellowship for the newsletter, submitted within 8 weeks of fellowship completion. Reports should focus on the education and clinical benefits of the fellowship, and should include 1-4 photographs.

  5. On completion of the fellowship, WOC-UK also requires all successful applicants to deliver a short podium presentation about their fellowship at the WOC-UK annual conference

  6. WOC-UK accepts no liability for the actions of candidates while on the Fellowship, or for activities related to it. 

  7. Fellowships must commence within 12 months of being awarded 

  8. By accepting a Fellowship, all awardees are agreeing not to partake in any activities that will bring WOC-UK into disrepute. 

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