Fellowship in Medical Education at McGill University,Canada
Length of Fellowship: 12 months.
In many countries the training of medical students in ophthalmology does not reflect what is necessary for the general practitioner, internist, or non-ophthalmologist specialist to practice. For example, although skills of fundoscopy are usually taught in medical school, the number of graduating physicians who are not able to detect serious eye disease via fundus examination is remarkably high.
The first goal of this fellowship is to train individuals to make significant changes in the quality of ophthalmic education in their home country at one or more medical schools. A second goal of the fellowship is to help design practitioner-based screening programs. Screening for diabetic retinopathy and some other ophthalmic diseases is cost-effective.
However, screening for other disorders such as glaucoma are not always as cost-effective. This does not reflect what is occurring in countries where either the rates of disease are particularly high, or the availability of practitioners is very low. This fellowship will help ophthalmologists to design screening programs that are specific to their country's population, and will result in improved quality of care.
Interested candidates should send in their letter of motivation, resume & copies of their academic certificates to info@COECSA.org.
The application should be addressed to:
The Chair, Training Subcommittee,COECSA
* Preference shall be given to active fellows of COECSA in good standing
Deadline for application - June 2015.