East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF) 2016 for East African physicians.

The East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF) is an EADB initiative to build capacity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda in the fields of neurology and oncology.
 

EADB’s mission is to promote sustainable social-economic development in East Africa by providing development finance support and advisory services. Through the Medical Training and Fellowship (METAF) Programme, EADB aims to increase capacity towards early detection, research and access to treatment of cancer and neurological disorders by increasing the number, quality and deployment of medical doctors in public service with specialty training in the treatment cancer and neurological disorders of in the East Africa region, especially in communities and areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

EADB is working in partnership with the British Council to manage and deliver the METAF Programme and with the Royal College of Physicians as the technical partner.

East African Development Bank Medical Training and Fellowship Programme targets four EADB member states – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The Programme aims to increase the number, quality and deployment of medical professionals in public service specialising in the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in the East Africa region.

It intends to train 600 East African physicians over a period of four years and will focus on early detection, research and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders in areas where access to qualified professionals remains a challenge.

The METAF Programme includes;

  • Short clinical courses across Kenya, Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda designed and delivered by expert faculty across the East African region and international faculty recruited through the RCP.
  • Two-year fellowship in the United Kingdom compromising of a 12-months MSc in Clinical Neurology or Clinical Oncology and a 12-months clinical attachment in an RCP approval training post in an NHS hospital.
Eligibility Requirements:

1) Neurology clinical courses:

Applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria;

  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MSChB)
  • Be currently enrolled in a Masters of Medicine (MMed) programme or hold a MMed qualification
  • Be based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda

2) Oncology Training of Trainers courses

  • Applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria;
  • Hold a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MSChB)
  • Be currently enrolled in a Masters of Medicine (MMed) programme or hold a MMed qualification
  • Be based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda
  • Commitment to act as trainers in the cascaded oncology clinical courses

3) EADB Medical Training and Fellowship Programme: A guide for applicants to the UK fellowship

Applicants must fulfil all of the following criteria;

  •  Applicants must hold a primary medical qualification recognised by the GMC.
  • Applicants need to have a postgraduate qualification (MRCP(UK) part 1, M.Med or other higher degree in medicine or a medical subspecialty.)
  • Applicants must have completed at least 3 years of full-time postgraduate training (including 1 year’s internship and demonstrable experience in the area where further training is sought in the UK).
  • Applicants must have been in clinical practice for 3 out of the last 5 years including the 12 months prior to GMC registration being granted. There should be no gaps in employment. Please note that the GMC does not consider clinical observerships as clinical practice. It is important that you remain in clinical practice during the application process.
  • Applicants must possess the skills, competencies and understanding of medicine at least equivalent to a UK graduate at the end of their CMT.

 English language requirements:

Applicants need to have obtained a minimum overall score of 7.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination, with minimum scores of 7.0 in all components. The scores should be obtained in one sitting. The test is valid for 2 years.

Evidence of good standing:

Applicants must be able to provide a certificate of good standing (CGS) from the regulatory body in the countries where they have practised in the last 5 years. The CGS must confirm all of the following:

  • Applicants are authorised to practice medicine in the relevant country.
  • Applicants have not at any stage been disqualified, suspended or prohibited from practicing medicine.

Key dates

  • 19 September 2016 – The first neurology clinical skills course begins in Nairobi.
  • 2 October 2016 – The first of the oncology ‘Train the trainer’ courses, a precursor to the clinical skills courses, starts in Nairobi.
  • April 2017 – Clinical training is set to begin.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the East African Development Bank’s Medical Training and Fellowship Programme (METAF)

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