Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarship Programmes 2022/23

Uprzejmie informujemy, że na mocy Memorandum of Understanding między The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary MedicineUniwersytetem Jagiellońskim – Collegium Medicum, doktorantom, absolwentom oraz młodym pracownikom naukowym Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego – Collegium Medicum umożliwia się aplikowanie na programy stypendialne na rok akademicki 2022/2023 oferowane przez Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund oraz Boloz-Kulesza Trust Fund.
Programy są kierowane do osób:

    – z rozpoczętą karierą zawodową, zwykle w ciągu 10 lat od zdobycia wykształcenia medycznego;
    – pracujących na polskich uczelniach medycznych lub w instytutach badawczych;
    – zaangażowanych w rozwój badań i pogłębianie wiedzy z zakresu medycyny w Polsce, w szczególności w zakresie swojej specjalizacji;
    – z doskonałą znajomością języka angielskiego.

Jednocześnie uprzejmie informujemy, że MCKP CM nie jest współorganizatorem powyższych kursów i nie pośredniczy w przekazywaniu dokumentów aplikacyjnych do poszczególnych programów.
Szczegółowe informacje o programach poniżej (po angielsku):

Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarship Programmes 2022/23
Call for Scholarship Applications
Edinburgh Level 2 Cardiac CT Course31 May 2023 & 31 May- 4 June 2023 (Hybrid Online & in-person)
Closing Date for Applications: 17.00 Thursday March 2nd 2023

The Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund supports a thriving scholarship programme that enables successful applicants to undertake a period of further study or research at The University of Edinburgh Medical School and related institutions.
The Course: The February 2022 Edinburgh Level 2 Cardiac CT course will be delivered in 2 formats: an on-line format and as a face-to-face taught course in Edinburgh. These CT courses are delivered by experts in the field. Feedback from previous participants is very positive. Places on the course will be limited and are normally in high demand. For further information on the courses go to: https://www.ct-academy.org/
The Scholarships: A maximum of 4 scholarships (2 for the on-line course and 2 for the face-to-face course) will be available. The scholarship covers the cost of the course fee at the trainee rate for on-line participants. Accommodation will be provided from the afternoon of 30th May –morning of 5th June 2023 in university accommodation at the Pollock Halls of Residence campus on a single room, bed and breakfast basis for those attending the Edinburgh based version of the course,. Applicants wishing to make their own arrangements for accommodation do so at their own expense.

These scholarships are open to Polish medical doctors in training involved in cardiovascular imaging who are:

    – in their early career (usually within 10 years of their medical graduation – MB ChB equivalent);
    – working in Polish Medical Academies/Universities and Research Institutes;
    – committed to the further development of expertise in the field of cardiovascular imaging in Poland and
    – have excellent mastery of English
    – able to attend the course for its full duration and
    – agree to their applications and contact details being shared with the course organisers.

Successful applicants are required to confirm in writing that they will:

    – attend the course in full and not arrive late and/or depart early;
    – submit a short report of their experience on the course by e-mail 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 Boloz-Kulesza Trust Fund Scholarship Programmes are that successful applicants will return to their units/ departments in Poland on completion of their attachment/studies. The founders and Trustees of these Funds expect scholars to use their new- found 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.

Closing Date for Applications: 17.00 Thursday March 2nd 2023.

Please note: Successful applicants should not apply for the course directly: the Scholarship Coordinator will do this on their behalf.

How to apply for a scholarship
1. Applications should be sent electronically to the Scholarship Coordinator, Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE (e-mail: PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk) by the closing date (17.00 Thursday March 2nd 2023).
Late applications will NOT be considered.

2. Applicants must submit the following documents in support of their application:

    1. An up-to-date CV giving adequate information about their expertise and training in cardiology to date. A list of dates and posts held will not suffice;
    2. A letter of support from their Rektor or vice- rector or appropriate university authority;
    3. Documentary evidence of having an adequate mastery of English: Where no externally validated certificate (eg 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.
    4. 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
    5. A signed statement agreeing that they will

      a) attend the course in full and
      b) write a short report of their experience on the course and e-mail it to the scholarship coordinator within 1 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 the template.

Closing Date for Applications: 17.00 Thursday March 2nd 2023
Candidates MUST indicate whether they are applying for the Hybrid on-line course or the in person course.

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 & Veterinary Medicine the University of Edinburgh,
Room GU313, Chancellors Building
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh EH16 4SB UK
e-mail: PSMscourse@ed.ac.uk

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