AbbVie in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the St Stephen's AIDS Trust (SSAT) have set up an exchange scholarship for UK-based Specialist Registrars (SpRs) and Specialty Registrars (StRs) who are training in the field of HIV medicine and who are also BHIVA members. The exchange scholarship will enable winning applicants to travel to a developing or transition country to take part in a placement at an HIV unit for up to 2 weeks. It is anticipated that the programme will provide a unique opportunity to increase understanding of the treatment and management of HIV in the developing world and for scholars to disseminate this information and experience when they return to the UK.
In exchange, an overseas scholar from a developing or transition country will travel to the UK to take part in a placement at an HIV centre or hospital. Winning UK applicants will be responsible for organising the placement of the overseas exchange scholar at their hospital and for organising suitable accommodation during their stay. As such, your application must be authorised by your Clinical Director, Head of Service or Employer.
Please note that airfares, local travel and accommodation expenses were paid for by the scholarship fund, for both UK and overseas scholars. In addition, the scholarship covered attendance at the 21st British HIV Association (BHIVA) Spring Conference in London, UK on 21-24 April 2015.
AbbVie has provided funding for the BHIVA / AbbVie / SSAT (BASS) Young Physician’s Exchange Scholarship programme.
2015 UK winning scholars
Dr Megan Keira Crofts, Bristol Sexual Health Clinic
Dr Lakshmi Jain, Central and North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
2015 Overseas winning scholars
Dr Clifford George Banda, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
Dr Tafara Moga, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Zimbabwe
2015 evaluation reports
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2014 UK winning scholars
Dr Subathira Dakshina, The Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust)
Dr Alex Salam, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
2014 Overseas winning scholars
Dr John Matsekete, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
Dr Alexandra Teleka, Blantyre District Health Office, Blantyre, Malawi
2013 UK winning scholars
Dr Sally Jewsbury, North Manchester General Hospital
Dr Charlotte Hall, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull
2013 Overseas winning scholars
Dr Elizabeth Gatley, Zithulele Hospital, Mqanduli, South Africa
Dr Kiplangat Sigei, Kemri-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya