CALL FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

November 6, 2018

MR IONESCU CALL FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for exceptional additional portfolio of Fellowships sponsored by Mr Marian Ionescu. The broad range of the Fellowships allows all SCTS members to benefit – Consultants, all grades of Trainees, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Students.

Mr Ionescu has supported the SCTS with his donations to the society for educational activities for many years. As a surgeon, educator and trainer Mr Ionescu has seen the value of helping in the development of trainees, consultants and the teams they work in.

This year as a result of Mr Ionescu’s continued support we are privileged to announce additional fellowships in various categories for the wider cardiothoracic multidisciplinary community.

SCTS-Ionescu Consultant Team Fellowships : 2 awards, £15,000 each
Eligible applicants include all members of the multi professional team which should include a Consultant Cardiothoracic  Surgeon currently working in Great Britain & Ireland in all sub-specialties, including adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital cardiac surgery and transplantation surgery. The fellowship is awarded to support a visit of a team to a cardiothoracic surgery centre, which may be in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world.

The Travelling Fellowship for Consultants: 2 awards £10,000 each
Eligible applicants include Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons currently working in Great Britain & Ireland in all sub-specialties, including adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital cardiac surgery and transplantation surgery. The fellowship is awarded to support a visit of an individual or a team to a cardiothoracic surgery centre, which may be in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world.


SCTS-Ionescu NTN Travelling Fellowship: 2 awards, £10,000 each
Eligible applicants include nationally-appointed cardiothoracic surgical trainees in Great Britain & Ireland, who have not yet secured a consultant post. The fellowship is awarded to support a visit to a cardiothoracic surgery centre, which may be in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world. It is designed to enhance the experience of the applicant in preparation for a career as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.

SCTS-Ionescu Non-NTN Surgical Fellowships : 2 awards, £10,000 each
Eligible applicants will be cardiothoracic surgical trainees currently without a National Training Number. Examples would be clinical fellows, specialty doctors, associate specialists and staff grade doctors, currently working within cardiothoracic surgery in Great Britain & Ireland. The Fellowships will be awarded to support a visit to a cardiothoracic surgery centre in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world, although applications will be considered for other educational opportunities to enhance the experience of the applicant in furthering their career in cardiothoracic surgery. The applicant should be able to describe how their Fellowship will enhance the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery and the wider NHS.

SCTS-Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships: 4 awards, £5,000 each
The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for the SCTS Education Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships.

Eligible applicants include Cardiothoracic Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Surgical Care Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists and Perfusionists, currently working within Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland and professionally registered with the NMC or HCPC. The Fellowships will be awarded to support a visit to a cardiothoracic surgery centre in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world, or other educational opportunities which enhance the experience of the applicant to further their career in cardiothoracic surgery.

SCTS-Ionescu Medical Student Fellowships: 4  awards, £500 each
Eligible applicants include medical students at a University in the UK & Ireland. The Fellowships will be awarded to support a visit to a cardiothoracic surgery centre which may be in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere in the world. It is designed to enhance the educational experience of an aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon. It is likely that the successful applicant will have already shown an interest in cardiothoracic surgery, identified a UK consultant mentor and will be seeking an immersive experience during an elective typically at least 4 weeks in duration.

Deadline for applications: 15th December 2018.

The normal call for 2019 Fellowships will be advertised in the Bulletin shortly.

Details of the Applications can be found at www.sctsed.org

Please email the SCTS Education department on education@scts.org with any queries.