Endocrinology and Diabetes Fellowship for South African Citizens and Foreign Permanent Residents

SEMDSA Fellowship in Endocrinology

Course(s) Offered: Endocrinology and Diabetes
Course Level: Training Fellowship
Provider: SEMDSA
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) are inviting applications for a 2-year training Fellowship in Endocrinology.

The Fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for comprehensive clinical training and research in Endocrinology at an accredited South African University or South African Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) accredited Diabetes & Endocrinology training unit over 2 years.

The successful applicant will have to complete the examination for a Sub-speciality Certificate in Endocrinology and Metabolism of the College of Physicians of South Africa.

The minimum qualifying requirements are that the applicant must:
  • Be a South African citizen or a permanent South African resident preferably under 45 years of age.
  • Be qualified and have a valid registration certificate as a specialist in Internal Medicine or Paediatrics from the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
  • Must intend pursuing a career in Diabetes /Endocrinology within South Africa.
  • The successful candidate must give a written undertaking to work in an academic unit or satellite unit to an academic unit or work in South Africa for a minimum period of two years after completion of the Fellowship.
Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa and Permanent Residents from any other country

Participating Institutions
Accredited South African Universities or South African HPCSA** accredited Diabetes & Endocrinology training units.

**HPCSA = Health Professions Council of South Africa

Fields of study
Comprehensive clinical training and research in Endocrinology

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The training Fellowship in Endocrinology is for a 2-year period.

Maternity Leave, Extended Sick Leave, Unpaid Leave etc:
This is not catered for by SEMDSA. SEMDSA’s responsibility is to cover a maximum of 2 years of training time.

Scholarship benefits
The value of the Fellowship is equivalent to the gross basic salary (excluding over-time) of a Medical Specialist - Grade 1 / Sub-speciality senior registrar (currently R 802 884 per annum).

Method of Application
Applications must include a completed application form and other relevant documents. All submitted documents must be TYPED and not handwritten.

Please submit a complete set of documents to:

The SEMDSA Secretariat,
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Area 551, Department of Medicine
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
7 York Road
2195, Johannesburg

An electronic copy to be email to zaheerbayat@discoverymail.co.za

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to read the complete Fellowship Proposal and also to apply.

Latest date to print advertisement is 30th September 2014. And the closing date for applications is the 24th October 2014.

The Selection process including interviews (Where necessary) completed is on the 14th November 2014. Applicants will be advised of outcome on 21st November 2014. And applicant is to Start on the 1st January 2015.

This initiative is sponsored by: Bayer HealthCare, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly (SA), Merck Serono, MSD, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi-Aventis and Servier Laboratories.

Application Deadline: 24 October 2014
Open for International Students: No

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in South Africa for International Students

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