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Call for Applications - Short course places sponsored by the Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund and Bóloz-Kulesza Trust Fund

Scholarships for the academic year 2022/3.

The Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund and Bóloz-Kulesza Trust Fund support thriving scholarship programmes which enable successful applicants to undertake a period of further study or research at The University of Edinburgh Medical School and related institutions.  

Each year, depending on the funds available, a limited number of places are made available on selected short courses. Scholarships for the current academic year 2022/2023 are listed below:

Edinburgh CT Cardiac imaging short courses. 

The next course will be held from 22-27 May 2022. This course will be delivered both as an Edinburgh-based, face to face taught course and as an online programme. It is fully accredited towards level 2 certification by SCCT and BSCI.

The course fee and accommodation will be provided for the Edinburgh based course on a single room, bed and breakfast (B&B) basis from the day prior to the commencement of the course to the morning after the end of the course.  The course fee will be paid on behalf of those wishing to attend the online course. No subsistence element will be paid to online scholars.

A maximum of 2 scholarships will be available.

Applicants MUST indicate which version of the course they wish to attend. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected. 

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 31March 2022

Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education 2022.

This will be an intensive 3-day Edinburgh based course. The course will be held from 15-17th August 2022. The 7-day version of the course was very popular and received very positive feedback from Polish scholars.  This 3-day version will also be of great interest to those involved in clinical education.  The course fee and accommodation on a single room, bed and breakfast (B&B) basis from the day prior to the commencement of the course to the morning after the end of the course will be provided. Up to 6 scholarships will be available.  

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 28thApril 2022

Edinburgh Clinical Neurology Course 

This two-day course in clinical neurology, which has been running for over 40 years, also received very positive assessments form previous attendees. It attracts applicants from across the globe. The next course will be held on 3rd and 4th October 2022. The course fee and accommodation on a single room, bed and breakfast (B&B) basis will be provided from the day prior to the commencement of the course to the morning after the end of the course.

A total of 4 scholarships will be available.

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 23rd June 2022.

Additional information about the scholarships

The scholarship does not cover travel to and from Poland.

Eligibility

These scholarships are open to Polish medical scientists /clinicians working in the relevant specialty/specialisation or in the case of the Summer School in Clinical Education those who are involved in clinical teaching.

Applicants should normally be in their early careers (usually within ten years of their medical graduation - MBChB equivalent) working in Polish medical academies/universities and research Institutes, committed to the further development of expertise in the relevant field of medicine in Poland and have excellent mastery of English.

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • meet the general criteria for the award of these scholarships
  • attend the full course, not arrive late nor depart early
  • submit a short report of their experience on the course by email to the Scholarships Coordinator within one month of its completion

The expectation and intention of the founders of both The Polish School of Medicine  Memorial Fund and the Bóloz-Kulesza Trust Fund Scholarship programmes are that successful applicants will return to their units/ departments in Poland on completion of their attachment/studies, use their newfound skills to further enhance and develop Polish medicine including medical research, and thus foster academic links between Polish medical universities and research institutes and The University of Edinburgh. 

Please note: There may be a separate application process for the course itself which applicants should not complete. They should however check to make sure that they meet the relevant course criteria.

How to apply

Applications should be sent electronically to the Scholarship Coordinator, Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE (PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk) by the closing date. Late applications will not be considered

Applicants should ensure that they include the following documents/ letters of support with their applications. These are listed overleaf.

Documents and letters to be included with the Application:

  • an up- to-date CV giving adequate up-to-date information about their expertise and training in the relevant field. A list of dates and posts held will not suffice;
  • a letter of support from their rector or vice-rector;
  • documentary evidence of having an adequate mastery of English. Where no externally validated certificate (for example, IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Certificate or equivalent) is available, applicants will be required to undergo a Skype or telephone interview to establish the level of their English language skills. Applicants must indicate that they agree to this assessment in their scholarship application;
  • a statement (of no more than 500 words) of why they wish to be considered for a scholarship and how they personally and their department are likely to benefit from their participation in the course;
  • a signed statement in which they agree to write a short report of their experience on the course and submit it by email to the scholarship coordinator within one month of completing the course.  

Note: a template for preparing the report is available and will be sent to successful applicants.  Scholars are not obliged to use it.

Enquiries
For enquiries about applying for these scholarships, please contact:
Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE
Polish School of Medicine Coordinator for The University of Edinburgh 
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Room GU 313, Chancellor's Building 
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh   
EH16 4SB  
United Kingdom

Email: PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk

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