Global Health Fellowships


KSS Guide to Global Health Fellowships for GP Trainees (Sep 16)

Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be providing X Global Health Fellowships for GP Trainees who will be commencing their training in August 2017. This is an opportunity to gain experience that will both compliment your GP training and lead some to develop a career incorporating Global Health.  Previous trainees who have taken up this opportunity in other regions invariably describe the experience as life changing.

Global Health Fellows follow a 4-year GP training rotation that includes a year out of programme (OOPE) in rural community hospitals in South Africa through our partner Africa Health Placements (AHP) ( The OOPE posts in South Africa will be undertaken at the end of ST2 and trainees will then return to complete their pre-arranged ST3.  In addition, Global Health Fellows will have dedicated educational support throughout their training - prior to departure, during the year away, and upon return to the UK - and bursary funding may be available to exceptional candidates who wish to undertake a formal Diploma in Tropical Medicine.

Applications for Global Health Fellowships will be made at the same time as application to GP training in KSS through the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO) and details of the process can be obtained here:

For any other enquiries please e-mail Dr Chris Warwick, Head of School ( or Teddy Abrokwa, GP Training and Recruitment Manager ( who will contact you and offer further information and advice.

Please look at our KSS Guide to Global Health Fellowships which you can find in the downloads section.

To read a blog from one of the current Global Health Fellows and see what it’s really like, please click here.