International opportunities

We can only achieve our goals with the support of our members.

We want UK and International members that are passionate about improving primary care and family medicine globally. 

Now Open: Bwindi Community Hospital, Uganda Volunteer recruitment 

The RCGP is offering an exciting opportunity to volunteer with Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. The multifaceted role is open to either AIT or post CCT doctor offering the opportunity to lead both staff and service management and conduct teaching and other capacity building activities.

For more information please see the personal experiences of the current (and past) volunteers:

Dr Zishan Jiwa's report

Dr Margaret Reeve's diary

You may be also interested in one of our volunteer's spouse's blog, showing amazing life in Bwindi. 

Apply

Please review the Role Profile [PDF] before applying. Applicants should submit a CV and supporting 500 (max) word statement specifying why you think you are right for the role to international@rcgp.org.uk marked "Bwindi Volunteer Application" in the subject line.

Deadline for Application: 28 July 2019

Start Date: August/October 2019

Interview Date: 31 July 2019

Now Open: Junior International Committee Chair (Volunteering Position)

JIC symposiumThe RCGP's Junior International Committee is looking for to appoint a new Chair. The role holder will assist International Programme Board and International staff with the delivery of the RCGP International Strategy and the RCGP Strategic Plan through facilitating the involvement of AiTs and First5 network members in international activities related to primary care. The chair-elect takes over from the incumbent chair as soon as they step down from the office.

Apply

Please review the Role Profile [PDF] before applying. Applicants should submit a CV with a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the above requirements of the role (250 word max.) on the first page, all as one document to international@rcgp.org.uk marked “JIC Chair Application” in the subject line.

Deadline for Application: 09:00 (AM) 05 August 2019

Interview Date: 22 August 2019

Start Date: November 2019

Now Open: Volunteer Lay Member (Non-GP) International Programme Board Role 

The RCGP is looking for a lay member to join International Programme Board on a volunteering basis. The appointed person will be required to attend IPB meetings (3-4 half-day meetings a year) either in person or by teleconference / video link and review papers and offer expert advice and a non-clinical / lay perspective on issues on the agenda relating to international strategy, policy and operational delivery of RCGP’s international work within the context of primary care / family medicine.

Apply

Please review the Role Profile [PDF] before applying. Applicants should submit a CV with a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the above requirements of the role (250 word max.) on the first page, all as one document to international@rcgp.org.uk marked “IPB Lay member Application” in the subject line.

Deadline for Application: 09:00 (AM) 05 August 2019

Interview Date: 22 August 2019

Now Open: Mandarin Speaking GP Trainer Recruitment 

gp training The RCGP is looking for Mandarin Speaking GP trainers. The appointed GP Trainers will be tasked with delivering the International Training Course or individual modules of it to a selected group of GPs, healthcare professionals and others that have been identified as the future family medicine leaders.

Apply

Please review the Role Profile [PDF] before applying. Applicants should submit a CV with a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the above requirements of the role (250 word max.) on the first page, all as one document to international@rcgp.org.uk marked “GP Trainer for China Application” in the subject line.

Deadline for Application: 12 August 2019

Interview Date: TBC

International Conference Bursary 

RCGP is offering an opportunity for four MRCGP[INT] or MRCGP members living in low and middle income countries to attend the RCGP Annual Conference.

We place great value in our Global Networks. We hope this will allow for a better understanding of primary care in international settings and also how we can best support our members, regardless of where they are based. You may be interested in reading 2018 awardees reports

Apply

Please review the Guidelines [PDF] before applying. Please submit an up-to-date CV (4 pages max) with a brief (1 page max) description how your attendance will support both you as a GP and the development of Family Medicine in your country. Please submit CV and supporting statement as one document in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. 

Deadline for Application: The deadline for application has now passed. The process will re-open for the 2020 RCGP conference.

 

International Travel Scholarship and Eric Gambrill Memorial Awards

GP with patientsThese awards offer GPs and family doctors the opportunity to undertake projects or study outside of their home country. Successful participants experience family medicine overseas to enhance their effectiveness, develop knowledge of best practice and make a difference at home and abroad.

Any General Practitioner can apply for the awards (including RCGP members or non members and, UK residents and international GPs at any career stage.)

Awards range from £200-£2000.

These awards can be used for:

  • International exchange or study to increase the quality of education and delivery of general practice or family medicine.
  • Overseas travel from the UK to study aspects of health care relevant to general practice in the UK.
  • Overseas doctors to visit the UK to study an aspect of primary care relevant to their own country's family medicine needs.
  • General practitioners from the UK to travel overseas and help other countries develop their primary health care systems.

Apply

Please review the guidelines [PDF] before applying. Please submit completed application form [Word] as one document. No supporting documents will be taken into account. Please email all applications to international@rcgp.org.uk marked "International Travel Scholarship Application" in the subject line.

Deadline for Application: The Spring Round Deadline has now passed. The Autumn round will re-open in July/August 2019. 

Out of Programme Experience (OOPE)

GP Trainees can gain a great deal from the opportunities provided by working/training in a developing country. The Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) gives GP trainees a unique opportunity to take a year out of training to work in a different setting which will enhance competencies, improve confidence and equip GP trainees to become future leaders with the profession.

Many deaneries are actively encouraging these either through Global Health Fellowships or through a range of one year quality assured posts in countries ranging from South Africa to Zambia and India (London Deanery).

Further information

NOW OPEN: Erasmus+ Exchange Programme

JIC one day event The RCGP is offering 41 funded places for UK-based AiTs (all years) and FIRST5s within 1 year of CCT who are active members of the RCGP thanks to the European Commission's Erasmus+ grant to undertake a two-week placement observing general practice in one of 9 European countries. Exchanges can take place between August 2018 and 30 April 2020. Countries offered include Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey.

Please see links for further guidance on Erasmus+ [PDF] and information on Hippokrates exchanges.

Apply

Please complete the application form [Word] including an application statement (500 words maximum) outlining the reasons for applying, including your learning objectives and outcomes and your CV. Please email all applications to erasmusplus@rcgp.org.uk

Erasmus+ reports (Project No: 2016-1-UK01-KA102-024011)

Dr Anushka Mehrota – Spain Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Bernadeta Bridgwood – Romania Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Caterina Capurro – The Netherlands Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Claudia Venti i – Spain Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Emma Hirons – Germany Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Gareth Patterson – Germany Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Garrat-Kirk - Germany Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Jawad Yahya – Portugal Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Julia Webster – Greece Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Katriona Graham – Netherlands Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Kristen Subba – Spain Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Legayini Satkunananthan – Greece Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Lisa Henderson – Italy Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Maurice King – Germany Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Max Kelen – Turkey Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr N. Louise Newlands – France Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Nahla El Eraky – Turkey Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Neelam Parmar – Portugal 16-18 report

Dr Nikhil Shah – Italy Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Nitisha Nahata – Spain Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Prabu Singh – Netherlands Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Rafiul Anwar – Turkey  Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Reshma Shah - Croatia Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Ruth Skipper – Italy Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Salman Waqar – Netherlands Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Sarah White – Romania Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Sarah-Elizabeth Odogwu - Portugal Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Shaine Mehta – Spain Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Shanit Katechia – France Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Sophie Rowlands – Germany Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Sophie Whitehouse – Portugal Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Umer Malik – Italy Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Veline L'Esperance - Italy Erasmus 16-18 report

Dr Vongai Mugadza – Portugal Erasmus 16-18 report

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