Bursary Programme at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

By | November 17, 2016

Bursary Programme at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust is offering bursaries for fellowships and training in certain Paediatric disciplines in 2017 (see below).

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is a legacy project of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust (NMCHT). The Trust has built a new children’s hospital in Johannesburg that will open its doors in early 2017.

Th is 200-bed quaternary care facility will be a state-of-the-art specialist paediatric academic referral hospital providing child-centred best quality medical and surgical services to children of Southern Africa, irrespective of their social and economic status.

In anticipation of the opening of the hospital in 2017, and with funding support received from the National Skills Fund (NSF), the Trust has established a bursary scheme to support the skills development of doctors at fellowship level at South African universities.

It is against this background that the Trust is now offering bursaries to South African-registered medical practitioners wishing to specialise in subspecialties required by the Hospital in 2017 and beyond.

If you are currently wishing to further your career in one of the disciplines listed below, you are encouraged to apply. The fellowships will be for two or three years, depending on the discipline.

The disciplines that will be considered are:

• Paediatric nephrology
• Paediatric cardiology
• Neonatology
• Critical care
• Paediatric cardiothoracic surgery
• Paediatric radiology
• Paediatric anaesthesiology

You are requested to read carefully the Bursary Agreement document before completing the online application form (hard copies are also available on request) and, more specifically, to note that you may be required to work time equal to your period of studies at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, located in Johannesburg.

To assist with administrative efficiency, all bursary applications should ideally come through the hospital’s website. You may also request application forms from Shaun at 087 150 2101 during office hours. Preference will be given to South African citizens and applicants from all designated groups and, where possible, people with physical disabilities. Proof of professional registration must accompany the application. Qualifications and references will be subjected to third party scrutiny. Closing date is 30 November 2016.

Please note that no further correspondence will take place until the Trust has determined which applicants have been shortlisted for interviews. The Trust reserves the right to NOT make any bursary awards. Bursary applicants who have been interviewed and to whom the Trust wishes to grant bursaries should note that they will also have to be accepted by the participating academic institutions. Successful applicants must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and will be required to carry their own Professional Indemnity Insurance.