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Operation Smile and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Scholarship

June 21 2021, Operation Smile and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa

COSECSA Scholarship

 

Introduction

Operation Smile and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) are collaborating to provide a 5-year scholarship programme to 15 trainees wishing to study Plastic Surgery within the COSECSA training programme.

Objectives

  • To increase Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Density in Sub-Saharan Africa by:
    • Supporting Plastic Surgery Training
    • Providing Cleft Surgery training and education to improve access to cleft care

Application Deadline: 31st October 2021

About This Scholarship

  • Programme starts January 2022.
  • The five-year training covers two years of COSECSA MCS programme and three years of COSECSA FCS Plastic Surgery programme.
  • Applicants will also have unique opportunities to engage with Operation Smile.
  • The applicants must pursue COSECSA FCS plastic surgery programme once they complete the MCS programme
  • The applicant must have applied for the COSECSA MCS programme and has been accepted in a COSECSA Accredited training facility. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure a training post, and if required a work permit if training away from their home country.
  • The scholarship covers all COSECSA fees including Programme Entry, Examination, Graduation fees and 4 years annual subscription fee upon completing the FCS programme. In addition, the trainee will be facilitated to attend both MCS and FCS examinations and will be provided with a monthly stipend.

Application Process

  • Applicants should include a personal statement indicating future goals, a current curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from their surgical training Program Director.
  • Completed applications should be sent to the COSECSA Scholarship Committee at [email protected]

NB: The subject of the email should read “Operation Smile Scholarship 2022”

The scholarship will be administered by the COSECSA Secretariat

E-mail your application to [email protected] by October 31, 2021

Official Link

 

To learn more about Operation Smile visit: www.operationsmile.org

 

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